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Michael William Kinney

Litigation Attorney at Palm Desert, CA

5.0   3 reviews

Licensed for 40 years

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Michael W. Kinney, founding partner of the Litigation and Business Law Group, Inc. has been serving Southern California for over 30 years across a broad spectrum of complex litigation and transactional matters. He consistently demonstrates legal excellence and absolute integrity in provding thoroughly reasoned and insightful advice to his clients. He combines big firm expertise and experience with small firm service and personalized attention to each matter he handles.


Michael W. Kinney is dedicated to providing exceptional counsel to achieve extraordinary results. He focuses on his core practice areas where he has an in-depth knowledge of the law that he combines with extensive trial experience and astute legal analysis to provide cost effective representation. He works with his clients to set realistic and attainable goals and then creates and implements result oriented strategies to achieve them.


Licensed for 40 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1982
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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Litigation and Business Law Group, Inc.
73-745 El Paseo Drive, Suite 12B
Palm Desert, CA, 92260
Litigation and Business Law Group, Inc.
85 Enterprise, Suite 300
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656
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Posted by Kim | August 13, 2015
Litigation Elder Abuse
Mr. Kinney handled my case with the utmost professionalism. His advisement thru out was impeccable. A very knowledgeable attorney, who I would definitely hire again.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2015
Mold home
I had purchased a home and found mold within the first week of moving into the residence. Michael was referred to me by a friend and he jumped on it right away. Michael came to my home for the consultation which was a pleasant surprise. I retained him right away and we eventually recovered 90% of the remediation costs from the seller and realtor who hid the mold. I have recommended him and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Linda | August 5, 2015
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Administrative Manager
I work closely with Mr Kinney with regards to contract reviews and changes for our customers. He is always very thorough and knowledgeable about any changes requested by our customers and always helpful if I have questions related to those changes.


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
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AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Litigation and Business Law Group, Inc.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kinney & White
  • 1994 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Hanley, White, Kinney & Patch
  • 1989 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • 1985 - 1989
  • Attorney
  • Buchalter Nemer Fields & Younger
  • 1982 - 1985
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  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Real Estate Non-Disclosure
  • Settlement was negotiated calling for seller to repurchase the home from our client, pay all legal fees, and pay damages.
  • Real Estate Non-Disclosure
  • Case was settled in client's favor prior to suit being filed.
  • Lanham Act / False Advertising
  • Client prevailed on Lanham Act/false advertising claims and received a multi-million dollar settlement on the counter-claim.


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Temecula Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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