|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Moot Court Final Four||McGeorge School of Law||1986|
|Law Review/Notes Author||University of Pacific Law Review||1986|
|President||Michael L. Coates Sr., Esq., a PLC||2011 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Streeter & Nangano||2006 - Present|
|Outside Counsel||Southern California Restaurant Writers Association||2007 - 2012|
|Advisory Board Member||California Grocer's Association Advisory Board||2006 - 2012|
|Associate||Saxon, Dean, Mason, Brewer & Kincannon||2003 - 2005|
|VP Operations, Contracts & Negotiations||PCSInternet, Inc. dba SymphonyOne||1998 - 2006|
|Partner||Arter & Hadden||1996 - 1997|
|Senior Associate||Lewis D'Amato Brisbois & Bisgaard||1995 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chi Phi Fraternity||Southern California Alumni President||2005 - 2012|
|State Bar of California||Member||1987 - 2012|
|Distributor & Referral Agreements||Contracts signed with enhanced incentives|
|Sales Employee Needing Commissions Paid After Termination||Client was paid all monies owed|
|Printer Dispute Resolution & Recovery||agreement for full recovery & customer transition|
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|Legal Marketing Association||Yes You Can Measure Firm-Wide Marketing ROI||2006|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|University of Southern California (USC)||Biology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1983|
|Bay Area Law Firm Technology Conference||The Human Side of CRM||2004|
|ACE-SCLA Annual Claims Exposition and Conference||Litigation Management, and Retaining and Managing Outside Counsel||2004|
Posted by Margie
I contacted Michael hoping to get a question answered in regards to a contract that I was confused on. I did not expect anyone to answer considering it was after hours and fully planned to leave a message with a return phone number. To my surprise Michael himself answered the phone (while at a sports event) and advised me to email my contract to him and he would review it. I did send it to him pretty late that night and by 7:30 am the next day, he had an answer for me! I found this to be refreshing and completely awesome! I will forever use his services when/if I or a member of my family needs representation. Thank You Michael!!!
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Coates have proven to be most valuable to our companies, his honesty, integrity, and professionalism set him apart and inspire a working trust relationship. We have worked with Mr. Coates several times over the past eight years. On occasions when we have a legal question or matter that is outside of his level of knowledge or expertise, he is quick to refer us to another attorney who can help us. When he is tasked with a project for us, he gets his assignments completed on-time and reasonably priced. Rare qualities in an attorney. We will continues to forward projects to Mr. Coates as the need arise, and in business it always does.
Posted by john
Michael is a true client advocate; he has represented our company on several significant breach of contract issues and consistently resolved them to our satisfaction. He is a brilliant business lawyer who understood what the impact of litigation would have on our business and successfully navigated us thought a series of difficult situations. Michael has saved our company real time and dollars.
Alfredo Jarrin, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Through my many years of knowing Mr. Coates and consulting with him on various cases and serving with him on committees or in organizations, I have found him to possess the utmost integrity. He has a wealth of experience, superior drafting skills and is a valuable professional resource. Mr. Coates is diligent, deliberate, creative and communicative, and makes his clients and their success a priority.