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Michael Raymond Daymude

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Sherman Oaks, CA

4.7   15 reviews

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    75%

    47 years

  2. Probate
    10%
    Estate planning including the drafting of Wills and Declarations of Trusts, Trust & Estate Administration including Petitions, Objections, and Contests, Domestic Partnership Agreements.

    47 years

  3. Real estate
    10%
    Disputes, claims and lawsuits concerning both commercial and residential real property including easement, boundary disputes,quiet title actions, and landlord/tenant matters.

    47 years

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    5%
    Petitions for business and consumer debtors. Adversary proceedings including relief from stay motions. Commercial and consumer debt collection and defense.

    47 years

  The defense and prosecution of claims and lawsuits is a major part of my practice. If you have a claim you wish to pursue, or one is made against you, or you have been served with a lawsuit – I want to help. I have favorably resolved thousands of cases. My experience includes a substantial variety of claims and proceedings in both federal and state courts, including bankruptcy and probate. It allows me to render effective representation for an affordable fee.

 

  If you are an individual, including a professional, or engaged in a business -- chances are I have the experience your matter requires. The best way to find out is to give me a call.

 

  I practice law differently than many of my colleagues. I aim to make engagement and representation possible over the internet from wherever you are; hence my tagline: Virtual Lawyer – "Representation Made Easy.” And, unlike most lawyers, I make promises to my clients.

 

  Please consult the My Practice, Virtual Lawyer, Technology, and FAQs pages to learn more my practice. If you have been served with a lawsuit consult the FAQ here. My litigation practice is generally confined to state and federal courts located in Los Angeles County, although I occasionally represent clients before courts located in Orange, Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. You are invited to scroll or search my Home page for issues and cases that have interested me. 

 

Licensed for 48 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1974
Updated 09/09/2022

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

Contact Michael

Michael R. Daymude, Esq.
15303 Ventura Blvd., 9th Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Response thank you.
Thank you Mr. Daymude for your precise, and concise response! Since I used the free option, the least I can do is show gratitude with this rating. Thanks again!
Response from Michael Daymude March 19, 2022
Thank you!
Posted by J.B. | March 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Skilled attorney; professional, reliable, and gets results!
I hired Mr. Daymude to help me with a complicated civil lawsuit. By the time I found him, I was an emotional wreck from attempting to deal with much of the problem myself, and had contacted 3 or 4 local attorneys who did not want the hassle of this case. He understood the issues immediately when I explained my problem, drafting and assembling the corresponding briefs, forms, and documents in short order. Mr. Daymude not only won my case for me, but got me a bigger settlement than I expected. I can’t thank him enough! He promptly, patiently, and kindly answered my numerous questions, and offered excellent advice at all stages of the process. I’m so grateful to have found Mr. Daymude, and can highly recommend his services if you’re looking for an excellent, experienced attorney for representation and RESULTS!
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Response from Michael Daymude March 24, 2020
Thank you for your very kind words. It has been a pleasure to help.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly responsive, highly recommended.
Retained Mr. Daymude for help with a couple issues. He was highly responsive and took great care to fully understand the back ground issues and rendered very thoughtful and insightful comments. Would highly recommend him. Five stars, it speaks for itself.
Response from Michael Daymude January 14, 2019
Thank you for your positive review. Given the inevitable brickbats, they are greatly appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful with advice & referral
Michael couldn't take my case, but he gave valuable advice here, and referred me to Herb Fox. Although Mr. Fox also declined, he referred me to Frances Campbell and she has agreed to take my case. So, thank you, Michael!
Response from Michael Daymude May 21, 2018
Thank you for your kind comments. I am glad I was able to help you find the right attorney for your case.
Posted by Vee | February 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful, consistent and useful information provided by attorney.
Mr. Daymude, is very knowledgeable in the information he provides. Often times, I am overwhelmed with work so I use avvo for my mental peace and Mr. Daymude always takes the time to respond. While self learning law, I often come across information Mr. Daymude provided, for previous questions, concerns and complaints. It's attorneys like Mr. Daymude, who allow me to still have trust in attorneys, after some were dishonest.
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Response from Michael Daymude February 8, 2018
Thank you for your very kind words.
Posted by David | November 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and beyond
Four attorneys replied to my inquiry and of them all, only Mr.Daymude replied with an in-depth response. In fact he replied twice! Instead of just tossing my concern in the trash with some generic reply, he re-read my question and again responded to me. I'm just bummed out that he doesn't have his practice closer to me so I can make use of this knowledgaeble man's expertise.
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Response from Michael Daymude November 14, 2017
Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by Marian Younger | August 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer who crosses every T and dots every I
Oh, my goodness. I am so pleased I found Mr. Daymude. I am a court reporter, and believe you, me, he is not your "typical," everyday person in anybody's walk of life, legal or otherwise. He takes extraordinary pride in his work and really cares about the client and keeps in sight, and in mind, that the goal is to obtain an eventual good outcome for that client every step of the way. This man is relentless in his drive, ambition, dedication, and attention to detail. He will research case law backwards and forwards to make sure all bases are covered. His command of both the legalese and the English language is a form of art. I recently hired Mr. Daymude to represent me in filing motions under CCP 473(a) and 473(b) on my behalf to set aside terminating sanctions in a case I have for a personal injury. He not only expertly cleaned up what the offending attorney created, but he magically brought all my responses to the opposing counsels' requests within proper legal standards and substantial compliance of the law. Then he wrote the 473 motions under both (a) and (b) that are so complete and so comprehensibly and historically correct, that I couldn't have asked for anything more or better. I couldn't be more pleased with Mr. Daymude's work product and work ethic. Heaven knows, that this type of case is not something most attorneys want to take on, so I was very fortunate that Mr. Daymude agreed to take on my case. He is absolutely the BEST.
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Posted by Jason | January 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Always best to hire generous lawyers like Mr. Daymude because they have a heart!
I was served a bogus lawsuit on Christmas Eve, in the spirit of the holidays Mr. Daymude helped me not make a irrational decision that would have costed me several hundred thousand dollars. Posters on Avvo need to remember excellent lawyers like Mr. Daymude cost $350-$500 per hour so be happy he was willing to even look at your question! I did hire a lawyer thank's to not only his but another Avvo lawyer. My lawyer said exactly what Mr. Daymude said, if Ray was near my house I would have hired him immediately because of his generous spirit and decades of experience!
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Response from Michael Daymude January 4, 2017
Thank you for your kind comments, Jason.
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
You're a clever man, Mr. Mike!
He answered my Avvo question by noting I should put my home insurance into a condo association board dogfight I had been dragged into by a money-seeking son-of-an-owner in spite of the statute of limitations. And, (BEWARE), even with insurance while I was a board member for a few months ten years ago, the association's old insurance "declined" to defend me. I was feeling abandoned and a little desperate. (I'm old, handicapped--Stage 4 CKD, unemployed, fighting the big C, two kids in college, & a dying car.) My family, by golly, we're fighters just having a bad run of luck.) Whether he meant to save my bacon or not, he did. Thank you, Mr. Daymude. [Interesting pic you've got there!] P.S. I think we'll be using your services in the future even if you're not local. I did not have much luck with the last one that the lawyer referral agency (not Avvo) sent me to before I contacted you. He kept making mistakes and up-billing me for them. I had no time to replace him and was forced to pay or not respond in time.
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Response from Michael Daymude April 7, 2016
Thank you for your very kind comments. You have a lot on your plate. I sincerely hope your luck will change and your health improves. My best.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2013
Expert and ethical
My husband and I consulted Mr. Daymude on a complicated and wrenching issue of mortgage financing law. He analyzed our matter with perfect accuracy and was able to immediately identify our options and recommend the best course. He presented his advice in a straight-forward and pragmatic manner. I would hire Mr. Daymude for any legal matter that he is willing to work on. He is knowledgeable, strategic, comprehensive and kind. I cannot praise him highly enough to do justice to his skills and knowledge.
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Posted by David | December 28, 2012
Extraordinarily Responsive
Mr. Daymude responded to my query regarding my legal issue courteously and respectfully. He addressed my concerns in less than 24 hrs.
Posted by Sheryl | November 28, 2012
Very Helpful Probate/Estate Advice
I needed legal advice about how to handle the property and debt of a deceased family member, and Mr. Daymude responded quickly and was knowledgeable about how to address my situation. His advice was worth the consultation fee, since it saved me time and other unnecessary expenses.
Posted by Lisa | October 19, 2012
Knowledgeable and Prompt!
Mr. Daymude responded very promptly to my question, within minutes. I am very grateful for his response and now I know exactly what to do. God bless him!
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I asked a brief question and he answered it briefly.
That's alI I needed to know for the time being.
Posted by Kyle | April 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incompetent
I've known Michael Daymude for over a year. I hired him to represent my company & me against a lawsuit. Over time, I came to find his (apparent) lack of work both worrisome and distressing. In court, I argued more with him than opposing counsel. In my opinion... aside from filing, mailing, & faxing a few necessary court documents, his major focus seemed to be billing for his time. I wish I had hired with caution. UPDATE: (5-1-18) Mr. Daymude has sent me a letter threatening to sue me over the above review. I will continue to update this review as the case moves forward so as to assist anyone who may find themselves in a similar situation with Mr. Daymude.
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Response from Michael Daymude May 28, 2019
I regret I was unable to satisfy this client. I provided all required services. Client was charged according to our written agreement. After disputing my fees and the quality of my services, my charges were upheld and the quality of my services were confirmed by the Superior Court.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-500 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Michael R. Daymude
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kern & Wooley, LLP
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • ACLU of Southern California
  • 1975 - 1976
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Michael R. Daymude
  • 1974 - 1999
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Education

  • UCLA School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1974
  • Univ of California Irvine
  • A.B.
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • Volek v. T.J.Maxx
  • Client obtained a voluntary dismissal.
  • Goldstar v. Deutsche Bank
  • Client's demurrer sustained without leave. Confidential settlement.
  • Mediscan Staffing Services, Inc. v. Garcia
  • Motion for Non-Suit: Granted. Judgment for client.
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Associations

  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Admitted
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Admitted
  • 1975 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1974 - Present
  • California Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1974 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Subperb Top Attorney - Lawsuits & Disputes
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor - Lawsuits & Disputes
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Superb Top Attorney - Litigation
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Superb Top Attorney - Litigation
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Superb Top Atorney - Litigation
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Featured Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2013
  • Featured Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Featured Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Member, UCLA Law Review
  • UCLA School of Law
  • 1972
  • Invited Member, Moot Court Honors Program
  • UCLA School of Law
  • 1972
  • Dean's List
  • School of Social Sciences, UCI
  • 1971
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Attorney endorsements

Received (103)
Given (31)
General practice Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Daymude is singularly skilled in isolating the core issue in just about any legal question and providing an unambiguous, economical and effective resolution. His in-depth and broad professional experience and his incisive judgment make his Q and A posts required daily reading at my office. I would in a heartbeat recommend Mr. Daymude to my clients. I would hire him to represent me and my family. He is a really smart and truly experienced lawyer who has the confidence to practice with candor and objectivity. I have Mr. Daymude in my short-list of "first call" contacts."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are only a handful of attorneys on this site whose comments I read and conclude they really know their craft. Michael is one of those. He regularly demonstrates not only knowledge of the law and procedure, but he also regularly evidences a wisdom that clients need from an attorney. His work product on this site allows me to wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Daymude."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, because of the level of knowledge and professionalism he displays on this forum."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Daymude is a superbly generous contributor to the AVVO, not just to the lay people that come to this site for advice, but also for the lawyers that read his posts. Mr. Daymude and I tend to run in the same lawsuit and litigation forums here, and I read his responses and commentary every time, and I am a better lawyer because of it. He has not only a breadth of knowledge but a depth of pragmatic experience in how to use it. I endorse and highly regard Mr. Daymude."
Probate Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have read many of Mr. Daymude's answers to probate questions on Avvo. I have found his advice to be sound and practical. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Daymude is a frequent contributor on the Avvo website. His responses are accurate, concise and best of all, practical and useful. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I often find myself agreeing with his responses given to questions posted in the Avvo forum. Those who post there can expect nothing more than direct, thoughtful, accurate responses, and Mr. Daymude delivers. Potential clients would do well to give him serious consideration."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael Raymond Daymude. Mr. Daymude provides an important service to his clients, and the Avvo community as a whole through his insightful and pragmatic posts. Mr. Daymude's virtual lawyer practice model ("representation made easy") is a welcome law industry innovation increasing access to justice through affordable, skilled, and experienced legal advocacy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Business Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. His answers are well crafted, supported by admissible evidence and of extreme practical value to all potential clients. He is an exceptionally gifted and experienced attorney with great acumen, skill and knowledge in the field."
Probate Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on his excellent answers here and on the reviews of his clients, I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Daymude is a valuable asset to this community. His dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Daymude is an excellent advocate for his clients. He freely gives his time to educate others and is a credit to the legal profession."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Daymude regularly contributes helpful advice to the AVVO community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Why? Because he takes the time to answer the questions accurately and directly to the point and the answers show his knowledge of the subject. I have watched his answers over the last year! If you are seeking an experienced Bankruptcy Attorney you will find it with Michael but also not just experienced but knowledgeable. There are a lot of new attorneys who do a little bit of everything..but with Michael you will feel confident that you are being advised correctly. I recommend him as a result!"
Litigation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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