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Michael Richard Kaiser

Personal injury Attorney at Palm Springs, CA

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1977
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Location

Law Offices of Michael R. Kaiser
801 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Ste 101
Palm Springs, CA, 92262

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Posted by Mark | March 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and Hard Working
I came to Michael Kaiser after a bad auto accident in which I suffered a traumatic brain injury. Thinking I'd never be able to recover, Mike assured me that he could send me to the best doctors in the area. Because of him, I was able to make a truly miraculous recovery and hold the other party accountable. I honestly don't know what I would have done without him. My family and I are forever grateful for him and his terrific family-run office.
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Posted by David | June 17, 2015
Better than the most presitigious big city law firms -- review by a 12 year client
Before hiring the Kaiser law firm, we spent months and thousands of dollars carefully interviewing many of the highest rated attorneys in California including some of the premiere firms on Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles. Out of the vast array of talent we were pleased to find Michael Kaiser locally in Palm Springs. Honestly we were a bit suspicious because of his Palm Springs location and because his hourly fee was one half to one third what the most prestigious firms charged. (Most of the prestigious lawyers charge for the first visit. Mr. Kaiser said "you don't own me anything, I haven't done anything for you yet.") Instead of claiming "to fight for his clients," he provided us with a list of over 100 cases that he had actually taken to trial. Instead of promising results, he gave a reasonable assessment of the risks and advantages of various stratgies. Instead of claiming that he "won" all his cases, he explained that for trial lawyers a "win" is getting a better result in court than in the best settlement offer, then he made the cases available so we could check for ourselves. Knowing that our company was cash strapped due to the lawsuits, he helped us keep the fees down by letting our company staff do as much of the grunt work as possible, such as copying, Bates Stamping, investigating and research. As our case progressed, we remained concerned that we get the best possible representation. Mr. Kaiser did not object to us retaining one of the prestigious Avenue of the Star specialist attorneys to provide second opinions and consult on our case, and he cooperated fully with the "second opinion" attorney. Mr. Kaiser handled most of the important work himself, but saved us money by using lower paid attorney associates to do some of the work. He supervised their work and ensured that it was up to par. As trial neared, Mr. Kaiser encouraged our primary witnesses to observe another case which he was trying in Riverside. I personally watched the entire trial and saw that Mike Kaiser speaks well, is clear headed, stays focused, objects promptly and maintains a pleasant demeanor with the jury and the judge. Nothing flustered him. Our case involved extensive travel for depositions. Mr. Kaiser allowed us to save money by booking lodging on Priceline for him and driving him ourselves rather than flying him to the various locations. During some very long trips we were able to observe him interacting by phone with other clients. He appeared to treat all of them with the same diligence and attention that we got. He billed the travel time fairly and used our trips to coach us in preparation for trial. That way we didn't have to pay double, once for travel time and again for coaching time. Also, to the extent he used travel time to attend to other clients' work, he did not bill us for the travel. Due to his extensive, careful, preparation and some skillful motions in limine, Mr. Kaiser won a stipulated judgement in our favor on the eve of trial. Even if we had lost, I would say that Mr. Kaiser went above and beyond what was expected and that he gave us his full attention and charged very fairly. Let's face it, you can't win them all . . . although I sure was happy to win. Since that time, Mr. Kaiser has handled a number of other matters, both major and petty for us. He's written effective letters to deal with neighbor nuisance issues like barking dogs, and he used an anti-SLAP motion to quickly end a defamation lawsuit against me. On top of that, he's provided reasonably priced coaching to help me self-represent myself in cases which don't require his full attention. Lots of people claim to be tough. Most of them roll over pretty quickly. Mr. Kaiser doesn't say or promise much. He just performs.
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Posted by Marty | March 23, 2012
DO NOT RECOMMENED
I am a client of Mr Kaisers. He has not done his job to the best of his ability in my opinion in my case. He was very deceptive in his fees. He did not get the results he said that he would. Mr Kaiser has 1 goal. taking your money.

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Education

  • University of San Diego, San Diego,School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Loma Linda University, Loma Linda
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1973

Associations

  • State Bar of California
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  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
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  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
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  • Defense Research Institute
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  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

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  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

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Palm Springs Personal injury Lawyer Michael Richard Kaiser
Michael Richard Kaiser
Personal injury Attorney
Palm Springs, CA
Licensed for 47 years