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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|LexisNexis Peer Review Rating (AV)||LexisNexis||2002|
|Judge Pro Tem||LA County Superior Court||1985 - Present|
|Mediator||LA County Superior Court||1985 - Present|
|Arbitrator||LA County Superior Court||1985 - Present|
|Principal||Law Office of Michael D. Waks||1982 - Present|
|Owner||Law Office of Michael D. Waks||1982 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member Government Relations Committee||1985 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member Public Relations Committee||1985 - Present|
|The United States Supreme Court (9th Circuit)||Admitted Attorney||1982 - Present|
|Supreme Court of California||Admitted Attorney||1982 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||1982 - Present|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Member||1982 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||1982 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1982 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|Steven Walker v. Sid Balkman Electrical Contractors Inc. and Ralph Rico Gonzalez||$900,000.00 | Settlement|
|Mary Beth Ely v. Arnold Chol Kim, M.D. and Mobile Medical Examination Services, Inc.||Mediated Settlement | $1,515,000.00|
|Jane Doe v. Unnamed Nursing Home||$500,000.00 | Mediated Settlement|
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|Going Legal||Slip and Fall Cases||2009|
|Southwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|State University of New York at Albany||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Torrance Democratic Club||Myths and Misconceptions of the Civil Justice System||2010|
|Kiwanis Club||Myths and Misconceptions of the Civil Justice System||2010|
Posted by Evangelina
I sincerely recommend Michael Waks , I have had to deal with other attorneys, Micheal is the one and only attorney i trust and beleive, Michael is to the point, good or bad he will tell you striaght up. We have know Michael for over 20yrs. He will look out for you. . . .
Posted by Steve
I would not have received a just settlement to my case without the exceptional work of Michael Waks. You won't find a more capable, knowledgeable, intelligent and hard working attorney. Plus, he's a great guy.
Posted by Frank
I made only one mistake. I dawdled trying to deal with an insuance company on my own. I should've called an attorney right away. I live out-of-state and my mother is in CA; though phone, fax and email we were able to get a settlement even better than we had hoped for through Michael.