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Michael Ernest Doukas

also known as Mike Doukas

About me

THE LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL DOUKAS is a general business and consumer law practice that focuses on problem solving, litigation, and helping do-it-yourselfer's.

Attorney Michael Doukas negotiates and litigates to resolve business problems, including defending allegations of fraud and contract disputes. 

For consumers, he resolves issues of abuse from creditors and debt collectors, defends consumers through trial in debt collection lawsuits, provides limited-scope representation to defendants who want to represent themselves, advocates for victims of identity theft, and helps clients who have credit report inaccuracies.

Some people who are sued by creditors want to represent themselves, Attorney Doukas helps such Defendants representthemselves with his help on an "as needed" basis. Many times he buys them time to decide what is best. He settles cases for them. Mr. Doukas finds this kind of supportive, limited-scope representation very satisfying.

RATHER GET LEGAL ADVICE OVER COFFEE to discuss a lawsuit, contract, debt, or any legal problem? Meet an experienced attorney over coffee at Starbucks or your favorite coffee shop to comfortably get legal advise.

Attorney Michael Doukas is Avvo rated 10 out of 10, or Superb for Lawsuits & Disputes. He has 50 positive client reviews for you to read: click here.

PLEASE CALL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS or want to explore whether Mr. Doukas can help you with a legal problem. Get a free telephonic consultation of your options for up to 20 minutes.


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Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 35%
  2. Consumer Protection: 30%
  3. Debt Collection: 25%
  4. Class Action: 5%
  5. Identity Theft: 5%



Hourly ($350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (always), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Ikuko Sano Brookshire

    I am proud to endorse Mr. Doukas. He is an exceptional attorney with impeccable reputation amongst his colleagues. He is also an active member of the legal community and a member of the Board of Directors of the North County Bar Association.


    Ikuko Brookshire Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey Bledsoe Lacy

    Michael is an intelligent and hard working attorney whom I respect.


    Jeffrey Lacy Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Michael Doukas

122 15th Street #3025
Del Mar, CA, 92014

3485 Del Mar Heights Rd
San Diego, CA, 92130

2173 Salk Avenue
Carlsbad, CA, 92008



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Appreciation, Director/Treasurer of NCBANorth County Bar Association2015
Outstanding Dedication and ServiceNorth County Bar Association2015
Outstanding Dedication and ServiceNorth County Bar Association2014
Outstanding Dedication and ServiceNorth County Bar Association2013
Outstanding Dedication and ServiceNorth County Bar Association2012
Outstanding Dedication and ServiceNorth County Bar Association2011
Certificate, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act PanelNorth County Bar Association2010
Outstanding Dedication and ServiceNorth County Bar Association2005
Exemplary Dedication and Extraordinary ContributionsNorth County Bar Association1998
Air Force Organizational Excellance AwardUnited States Air Force1982
National Defense Service MedalUnited States Navy1970
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Michael Doukas2003 - Present
PartnerDoukas & Hewell1997 - 2002
AttorneyMichael Ernest Doukas1994 - 1997
ConsultantDoukas Group1987 - 1994
Operations ResearchUS Air Force1979 - 1987
Associate MathematicianWestinghouse Electric Corporation1978 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice1998 - Present
North County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1994 - Present
US Naval Academy Alumni AssociationLifetime Member1974 - Present
North County Bar AssociationTreasurer2015 - 2015
North County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - 2015
California Western School of LawJudge, Moot Court Honors Board2012 - 2012
San Diego Superior CourtPro Tem Judge1999 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Thies v. Law Offices of William A. Wyman, et al. (S.D. Cal., July 23, 1997) 969 F.Supp. 604Federal Judge Rudi Brewster held that the FDCPA applies to the collection of delinquent homeowner association fees. The case changed the way such debts are collected In California immediately and has been cited nationally.
Wieden vs. Cross-defendant (class action cross-complaint) Riverside Superior Court, Case No. INC 047177The total monetary value of the settlement to Class Members (312 consumers) was approximately $3,699,000 on a claims-made basis.
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Publication nameTitleDate
North County Lawyer MagazineLimiting Your Rights to Privacy in Collections2011
North County Lawyer MagazineFrom The Used Car Trenches2004
North County Lawyer MagazineLRS Benefits Consumers to the Tune of $8.7 Million2000
North County Lawyer MagazineJudge Brewster Brings HOA Collections Under Federal Law1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
American UniversityComputer ScienceOther - Masters1979
McDaniel CollegePhilosohpyBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
United States Naval AcademyClass of 1974N/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy SectionSelected FDCPA Issues for Bankruptcy Counsel2015
Bankruptcy SectionPractical Credit Reporting Litigation2012
Dealing with Debt SeminarDealing with Debt2011
CRES Insurance ServicesDebt and Credit2011
Bankruptcy SectionFDCPA Violations for the Bankruptcy Practicioner2011
Business-Real Estate SectionSelected Consumer Issues2002
Bankruptcy SectionConsumer Issues for Bankruptcy Counsel2000