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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. 


Practice areas


  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



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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Contact info

152 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
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
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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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
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