|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Owner||Michael Lacilento||1996 - Present|
|Associate||Thompson & Colegate LLP||1995 - 1996|
|Associate||Hogan Baynes Haworth||1994 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Riverside County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|Whittier College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Columbia University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
Posted by Tim
I was arrested late 2014 on a technicality. The company Hertz corporate claimed I stole their vehicle & had me arrested. A vehicle I was still paying for daily, and had an extension on directly from the branch. I was charged with Grand theft & a Felony. The defense tried their hardest to paint me as a Thief/Criminal as well as put me a FIRST TIME offender with no priors, in jail for 6 months minimum. Michael not only believed in my case, me as a person, but went to war for me. He was there with me every step of the way, at every court date for an entire year. I also hired a private investigator who seemed to be giving me an extensive run around. Michael recommended his own personal Private investigator, who acquired the needed information for my case almost immediately. On my very last court date the defense seemed to be dragging their feet on this matter. Michael pushed for trial, to prove my innocence. The matter was handled the SAME day. No Jail time, No Felony, a very minute 1085 Misdemeanor that only required a small fine, as well as eligibility for expungement. God placed Michael in my life, to give me a new start. He did just that. Michael Lacilento is a very down to earth guy, very knowledgable in his approach, a BEASt in the courtroom & genuinely worth EVERY PENNY!
Posted by Brainard
I hired Michael to represent me in a legal matter that could have changed my life. He was very detailed and thorough and Was able to get the information needed to make a difference. He informed me on all aspects of what was going on so I could relax. When my day I court came he was very prepared and organized. His arguement was very to the point leaving no no room for question. He covered all the bases and even asked me if there was anything else that needed to be expressed. He fought for me as if I was His only client and gave my case the time and respect it needed. He was able to settle my matter with a result that was better than expected. I know I received the results that I did because he is a very knolwledgable, aggressive, and very personable. He is worth every penny
Candace Cromes, Discrimination Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
Mr. La Cilento is great to work for. He is very knowledgeable in the law. He is kind and willing to teach younger attorneys and help them in their practice. He passionately advocates for his clients and he is aggressive in Court.
James Madden, Domestic violence Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a fierce advocate who always places the client first. He is straightforward and fearless. If you are looking for meek and timid, do not hire Michael. Michael fights....plain and simple.