Michael Khouri has been practicing law in Orange County for over 30 years.
He is considered an expert in professional licensing defense and the defense of Medi-Care/Medi-Cal audits, and has tried in excess of 100 cases. An expert in representing health care providers, Michael has proven his abilities with a number of cases and has spoken at multiple events. He is recognized throughout California and the Country for his integrity and firm resolve to help his clients get the best possible resolution to their licensing or criminal matters.
Mr. Khouri started his career as a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County.
He routinely practiced before the trial and appellate courts when he was a prosecutor and focused his practice on the legality of police conduct in major narcotics investigations. In this regard, Mr. Khouri argued the case of People v. Bravo (1987) 43 Cal.3d 600 before the California Supreme Court and represented the state wide association of prosecutors. The Bravo case established a new standard for the search of repeat narcotic offenders.
Once in private practice, Mr. Khouri began to develop a specialty representing health care providers (ie doctors, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, pharmacists, psychologists etc) in criminal cases such as medical billing fraud, narcotics cases and sexual assault on patients, including rape. He has handled these cases across the country and has lectured nationally in front of state wide medical associations. Mr. Khouri is a member of the indigent defense panel in the U.S. District Court-Central District of California and in that capacity acts as a privately contracted federal public defender. He recently was lead counsel on the Mexican Mafia organized crime case and has represented other major defendants in large drug conspiracy cases, alien smuggling cases, bank robberies and more. Mr. Khouri is AV rated by Martindalle-Hubbell.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2010||07/16/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2015 Judicial Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Southern California Best Lawyers||Los Angeles Times||2014|
|Southern California Best Lawyers||Los Angeles Times||2013|
|Southern California Best Lawyers||Los Angeles Times||2012|
|Owner||Khouri Law Firm||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Buckner, Khouri, Chavos & Mirkovich||2001 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|People v. Bravo 43 Cal.3d 600||Win in California Supreme Court|
|United States v. Chapman||Charges Dismissed|
|United States v Kasamatsu||Charges Dismissed|
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|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|Loyola Marymount University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Chiropratic CE||Issues In Healthcare Billing||2014|
|Tri State Podiatry Conference||Defending Medicare Fraud Cases||1999|
|Ohio Podiatric Conference||Defending Medicare Fraud Cases||1999|
|Michigan Podiatric Conference||Defending Medicare Fraud Cases||1999|