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Douglas Charles Michie

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Doug Michie began his work life when he entered the military at age 17.  After his honorable discharge from active duty he began college on the GI Bill, graduating from U.C. Davis with a B.S. in Biochemistry in June 1978.

Doug was then accepted into the rigorous law program at Pepperdine University. There he received his J.D., cum laude, in December 1980. He immediately began a legal career which included serving as an in-house counsel for Travelers Insurance Company and as a deputy district attorney for the County of Los Angeles. Ultimately he established his own law firm in March 1988.

Doug has extensive experience in legal matters and has represented thousands of clients.  He has also worked on all nature of real estate matters, a background that is extremely helpful in working on matters involving real estate.  He has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, making him very knowledgeable regarding commercial and investment real estate.

Recognizing the need for more diverse knowledge to better serve his clients, Doug took three years to complete additional professional studies.  He began a full time master's degree program at Columbia University in New York in September 2000. He completed the program in May 2001. This was followed 16 months later at Texas A&M University where he earned his Ph.D. in Planning in August 2002. Meanwhile, in July 2002 he entered the highly rated M.B.A. program at the elite business school, IMD, in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he received his M.B.A. in November 2003.


In 2006 Doug became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ as a means of better understanding financial issues regarding retirement assets and investments, Doug’s MBA educational background, as well as his financial planning knowledge, enhance his understanding of investment and real property financial issues.

Doug resides in the Oxnard Plain with his wife and children, where he is active in AYSO soccer, serving for the past 10 years as a referee and coach for age levels U8 to U12.  He has served on the site council of Pierpont Elementary School, as a chamber member of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors of the Capistrano Surfside Inn Timeshare Owners Association. He also served in the National Guard for over 20 years, ultimately retiring as a Captain in the California National Guard.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    35 years, 350 cases
  2. Real Estate: 30%
    28 years, 800 cases
  3. Trusts: 20%
    28 years, 150 cases
  4. Probate: 10%
    28 years
  5. Foreclosure: 10%
    6 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($395/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Doug is a tough litigator against lenders foreclosing on local properties. He understands the ins and outs of utilizing state courts to block illegal foreclosures.


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Contact info

Michie Law Firm

1056 E. Meta Street #103
Ventura, CA, 93001


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certification # 1333543Chartered Life Underwriter2008
Certification #114530Certified Financial Planner2006
Certififcation #12529Certified Commercial Investment Member2005
JD awarded Cum LaudePepperdine University School of Law1980
American JurisprudenceBancroft-Whitney1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerMichie Law Firm2010 - Present
LawyerMichie Law Firm1988 - 2000
Associate AttorneyFitzpatrick & Barbieri1986 - 1988
Trial AttorneyDavid Schuman Law Offices1984 - 1985
Deputy District AttorneyLA County District Attorney1983 - 1984
AttorneyTravelers Insurance Company1982 - 1983
Associate AttorneyBodkin, McCarthy, Sargeant & Smith1981 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
WealthCounselMember2015 - Present
Leadership Academy Ventura ChamberAcademy Member2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1981 - Present
Capistrano Surfside Inn HOABoard of Directors2009 - 2015
Ventura Chamber of CommerceMember2006 - 2010
Morro Bay Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors1991 - 1993
American Arbitration AssociationArbitrator1991 - 1995
California Bear Credit UnionBoard of Directors1984 - 1986
Golden Bear Credit UnionBoard of Directors1982 - 1985
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marriage of OlsenSuccessful Appeal
Harringer v. GemmelJury Verdict in favor of Plaintiff
Alvarez v. Gerry Baby ProductsSettlement paid to Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Proquest Information and Learning CompanyA Comparison of State Statutory Law addressing the Placement of Manufactured Homes as Single family housing2002
Comparison of Factory Built HousingColumbia University Master Thesis2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
IMD Business School, University of Lausanne, SwitzerlandBusinessMBA2003
Texas A&M UniversityUrban and Regional SciencePhD - Doctorate2002
Columbia UniversityReal Estate DevelopmentMA - Masters2001
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of California - DavisBiochemistryBS - Bachelor of Science1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ventura Chamber Ambassador BreakfastEstate Planning for the Middle Class2010
Ventura Leadership ConferenceFinancial Education in the Classroom2009
Ventura Business Network LuncheonFinancial Services for Retirement2009
Community Development CompetitionHarlem Redevelopment Project2001
Rotary ClubUnlawful Detainer Procedure1996
National Drug Enforcement Interagency CouncilMilitary Law and Law Enforcement Cooperation1994