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Michael Rice

Family Attorney at Hermosa Beach, CA

5.0   2 reviews
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  • State Years
    California - CA 10 years
    Washington - WA 12 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    For me, the question isn’t why you're going through this. The better question is how are you going to emerge from it stronger and healthier? My clients turn to me for more than just legal advice; I love to walk with them on them on their journey.

    3 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 has some powerful options for debtors, and it can be a strong way to make you far more successful than you could be without it. Let's discuss it on a free consultation!

    16 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Chapter 7 is a default option for many. But let's make sure that a Chapter 7 means you're going to be more successful in a few years than you would without it! Talk to me about it.

    16 years


Let's solve your family law issues out of court with mediation and other approaches.

  • Have you already tried working things out with your ex?
  • Can’t seem to resolve a few difficult issues without conflict, like money, custody, or something else?
  • You don’t want to get lawyers involved because you’re worried about high legal fees and/or that the conflict will increase but you’re not sure what to do?

I'm a different kind of family law attorney. I provide emotionally supportive, out of court mediation and legal assistance to families like yours.

If you work with me, you'll likely save money, stay in control of your family, collaborate your way to a solution, get full service legal support, and possibly transform your lives in the process.  

Visit my website to learn more and book time with me for an initial strategy session


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Michael Rice Law
565 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254


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  2 customer reviews
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Posted by Nick Caraway | October 10, 2013
Highest recomendation for honesty and knowledge of the law
Michael did a great job, helping me to navigate my chapter 7 bankruptcy. He is very knowageable in this area and very honest with me throughout our dealings. I was impressed by his willingness to help me even though I was in a bad financial state. Also he did an excellent job of responding when ever I contacted him. I would recomend Michael to anyone seeking honest legal advice.
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Posted by Dean & Cathy | February 19, 2014
1. Michael Rice is honest, knowledgeable of the law, very fair and cares about people!
Michael did a fantastic job, helping us to navigate our chapter 7 bankruptcy. My wife and I first filed chapter 7 Pro-Per, that was a Big mistake. We received a letter shortly after we filed from Michael asking if we needed any assistance he would be glad to look over our papers at no charge and give free advice. Well, we did call him and he saved our bankruptcy case. We not only made several mistakes but needed help especially with the Means test. He agreed to take our case and show up at the 341 meeting. After that, Michael did a lot of work; sending emails and talking with the Court Trustee and State Trustee, refiling schedules etc. Michael always got back to us immediately to answer any of our questions. We would have never got our discharge without Michael! He is young but we highly recommend him for legal assistance with any bankruptcy. He earned more than he actually charged and that is hard to say today about any professional attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Michael Rice Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Judicial Clerk
  • United States Bankruptcy Court
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Folks & O'Connor, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Sheri Nevlin
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Otto Law Group PLLC
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • AXIOS Law Group
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Northern Arizona University
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Debtor v. IRS
  • Favorable judgment


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Highest grade: legal writing, civil procedure, sec. reg., more
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Deans List: three years
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Wm. Byrne Judicial Clerkship Institute
  • Panelist
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is most deserving of an endorsement. Michael is a master litigator. His breadth of expertise spans many areas of the law. He excels with litigating and handling complex legal matters. Michael is devoted to his clients. He strives to ensure they receive the best legal representation possible. I refer clients to Michael with the utmost confidence that they are in good hands."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt