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Michael Raymond Daymude

also known as Michael Daymude

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  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. In 39 years, 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. 



Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
    41 years
  2. Real Estate: 10%
    41 years
  3. Bankruptcy: 5%
    41 years
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    41 years
  5. Probate: 5%
    41 years



Hourly ($350-400/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

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Contact info

Michael R. Daymude, Esq.

15303 Ventura Blvd., 9th Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403-3199


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Superb Top Attorney - LitigationAvvo2015
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Superb Top Atorney - LitigationAvvo2014
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Top Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Lawyer Media2013
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Invited Member, Moot Court Honors ProgramUCLA School of Law1972
Member, UCLA Law ReviewUCLA School of Law1972
Dean's ListSchool of Social Sciences, UCI1971
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Michael R. Daymude2001 - Present
AttorneyKern & Wooley, LLP2000 - 2001
AttorneyACLU of Southern California1975 - 1976
AttorneyLaw Office of Michael R. Daymude1974 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted2000 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted1975 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1974 - Present
California Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice1974 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gurkewitz v. Haberman, 137 Cal.App.3d 328 (1982)Appellate court reversed summary judgment in favor of defendant allowing favorable settlement on behalf of client trustees.
Taylor v. McGowan, 412 F.Supp. 1094 (1975)The case was settled when the Department agreed to discontinue the practice of taking field interviews.
Estate of Kennedy v. Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc, 283 F.3d 1107 (2001)Settled. Client dismissed from appeal and case.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Condo & HOA NewsDavis-Stirling: Foreclosure Notice Requirements are Strictly Construed2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of California - IrvineEconomicsOther - Bachelors1971

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