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.
Hourly ($350-400/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Superb Top Attorney - Litigation||Avvo||2016|
|Superb Top Attorney - Litigation||Avvo||2015|
|Superb Top Atorney - Litigation||Avvo||2014|
|Top Lawyers in California||American Lawyer Media||2013|
|Invited Member, Moot Court Honors Program||UCLA School of Law||1972|
|Member, UCLA Law Review||UCLA School of Law||1972|
|Dean's List||School of Social Sciences, UCI||1971|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|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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|Condo & HOA News||Davis-Stirling: Foreclosure Notice Requirements are Strictly Construed||2013|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|University of California - Irvine||Economics||Other - Bachelors||1971|