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Michael William Newcomb

Business Attorney at Temecula, CA

3.4   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Disbarred Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2018

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details

About Michael

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    Hiring a lawyer that not only understands the law, but how business really works is essential for businesses to prosper. From formation to dissolution to everything in between - Michael Newcomb provides the following: * Corporation/LLC/limited partnership or partnership formation; * Security issuance and investors; * Contracts; * Employee Issues and Disputes; * Shareholder/Member Disputes; and, * Dissolution

    27 years, 200 cases

  2. Intellectual property
    As an experienced intellectual property attorney, I help clients protect and maintain their valuable IP assets. My clients receive advice from an attorney that understands the realities of how business operates, which is essential is creating the documents that will enable my clients to exploit their intellectual property to its maximum potential. Services include: * Trademarks * Trade secrets * Copyrights * Licensing / Royalties * Cyber / Internet Law

    27 years, 100 cases


Michael W. Newcomb, Attorney at Law
43460 Ridgepark Dr, Suite 200
Temecula, CA, 92590

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Posted by Nicholas | February 7, 2013
One of the "best" in the Temecula Valley
Michael was hired to assist with our company's private placement and acquisition of various mining claims. He gave us advice and structured our company in a way that enabled us to quickly obtain interest from both private and institutional investors. I doubt any attorney within 20 miles of Temecula has the knowledge and skill to assist our company and my partners and I were extremely pleased. Most importantly, he understands business and prepared us to effectively negotiate with the claim holders and investors.
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Posted by Jonathan | February 28, 2012
Sale of my business
I turned to Michael Newcomb when I decided to sell my business as I knew it was an involved transaction which would require contractual expertise. From our first meeting, I knew I had made the right choice. Michael's expertise and his insights into the various aspects of protecting my interests were evident immediately. Michael produced multiple contracts which were accepted by the other parties attorney with very few changes. Discussions and challenges were handled accurately and efficiently. We were able to complete our transaction in very reasonable time during which Michael kept me informed and communication throughout was excellent. Another aspect I was grateful for was that when it was time for the "final accounting", Michael's billing was extremely reasonable. Not only did I appreciate his legal work, but I appreciated his excellent value. In the future when I have a legal need, Michael Newcomb will be my first call.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2009
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Mike is to the point. Fees are average. I felt better after he drafted contracts for me.
Posted by Brian | March 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired him to do 2 living trust projects. He stonewalled both projects for over a year until my father died, then continued to do nothing on mine.
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2011
Disappointed Clients, Read About Our Experience Before Hiring Newcomb
Michael started off as professional and somewhat responsive, however as two to three weeks passed, Michael was very slow to return calls and emails from us. Our case became very complex and required more attention from Michael and we felt he could not comply. As a result, we chose to hire A NEW attorney to pick up where he left off. At this time, we felt that Michael would be capable of forming a new corporation for our business so that our new attorney could focus on our more demanding case. It has now been 3 months (Michael told us it would take 10 to 14 business days!), we emailed and called several times to find out the status on a corporation that we paid him for in FULL and he simply WILL NOT call or email back (we have gotten one short email from Michael that it was "accepted" by the state 2 months ago). Michael has since completely ignored our calls and emails in which we are DEMANDING to know where our new corporation is. After several requests, Michael Newcomb simply STOPPED calling us back altogether. We now just want our money returned and our property back (he has our old LLC). We have no choice but to pay someone else to do our corporation. We're shocked and extremely disappointed and would never recommend Michael Newcomb as an attorney. By the way, according to the California Sate Secretary Website, there are NO RECORDS found on our new corporation. It is now mid November and we started the corporation with Michael in Mid August.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018.

Disbarment issued in CA, 2018
updated on 08/08/2018

Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the California State Bar to understand the reasons for disbarment.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2017
updated on 01/23/2018

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Discipline, Probation; no Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2017
updated on 03/09/2017

This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.


  • Thomas Jefferson SOL
  • law
  • N/A
  • Rancho Santiago Coll
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Masters Weekend
  • Asset Protection
  • 2008

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Temecula Business Lawyer Michael William Newcomb
Michael William Newcomb
Business Attorney
Temecula, CA
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details