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About me

I deal with a wide variety of legal issues on a daily basis, which include, but are not limited to, pre-litigation strategy and negotiation, general and complex civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, discovery preparation and responses, as well as law and motion and trial appearances.

I have been involved as Plaintiff's counsel in numerous complex civil litigation matters, many of which have settled prior to trial; and have also been involved as lead counsel or second chair in cases that went to trial. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Construction: 20%
    6 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    6 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    6 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 20%
    6 years
  5. Litigation: 20%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($325/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Timothy Raymond Deakyne

    I have referred clients to Mike and have gotten to know him serving on a non-profit board together. Mike has integrity and works harder than most lawyers are willing to. These qualities make him a great advocate for his clients.

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  • Travis Conrad Logue

    Michael is a highly competent attorney who is a tenacious advocate for his clients. When I refer work his way, I rest assured knowing the referrals are in good hands.

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    Travis Logue Real estate Attorney
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Contact info

152 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive201005/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor - LitigationAvvo2015
Client's Choice - LitigationAvvo2014
Richard Abbe Honor’s Moot Court FinalistSanta Barbara College of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssociateGrokenberger & Smith2010 - Present
Legal AssistantGarrison Law Corporation2004 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2016 - Present
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Santa Barbara BarristersPresident2012 - 2012
American Inns of Court, William L. Gordon ChapterMember2010 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Garl v. Justin Vineyards & Winery, LLCRepresented Plaintiff during a Three Week Court Trial, SOD in favor of Plaintiff
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Santa Barbara LawyerPre-Judgment Writ of Attachment: A Powerful and Unique Provisional Remedy, If Used Correctly2016
Santa Barbara Rental Property Association: Rental Property NewsCity of Santa Barbara Tenant Displacement Assistance Ordinance2016
Santa Barbara Rental Property Association: Rental Property NewsLandlord's Responsibility to Provide Reasonable Accomodations for Companion Animals2013
Santa Barbara Rental Property Association: Rental Property NewsWhat Are Fixtures and Does the Landlord or Tenant Own them at the End of a Tenancy?2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Barbara College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of California - Santa BarbaraCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UCSB Annual Property Owner/Manager MeetingCompanion and Comfort Animal Law2013
Santa Barbara Superior CourtAttorney Swearing-In Ceremony2012