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With over 20 years of experience, Michael McMahon focuses his practice at Carmel & Naccasha LLP primarily on civil litigation in the areas of employment, business, public agency, and real estate law.


Mike has substantial background representing both private businesses and public agencies. Practicing law since 1992, he has tried cases on behalf of one of the country’s largest telecommunications companies. He routinely provides extensive advice and counsel to clients on employment-related matters and has grown his practice to also include land use matters.

Mike has handled cases on behalf of numerous cities and special districts in southern California and on the Central Coast. He is familiar with the Tort Claims Act, public entity defenses and immunities and writ proceedings. He has represented public agencies including the City of Arroyo Grande, Cambria Community Services District, San Miguel Community Services District and Templeton Community Services District. Mike regularly represents public agencies on employment related matters from initial discipline to trial. He also has experience conducting personnel investigations and provides advice and counsel on labor and employment issues to local businesses.

Mike moved to San Luis Obispo County in 2005, taking a position as a Court Attorney with the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court. At the Court, Mike dealt with a wide range of civil matters, researching and drafting memoranda to SLO County Superior Court judges with recommended rulings on contested matters. These cases involved real estate transactions, boundary disputes, insurance matters, class actions, actions by and against public agencies and petitions for writs of administrative mandate. Mike also regularly served as a judge pro tem during his tenure as a Court Attorney.

Mike joined Carmel & Naccasha LLP in 2007. In 2009, Mike opened the firm’s Paso Robles office, where he continues to practice. Since then, the Paso Robles office has grown to include four attorneys, a paralegal and legal assistant.

Mike has been involved in his home community of Paso Robles as a youth sports coach and in the High School and Middle School Mock Trial Competition. He is also an avid bicyclist, logging thousands of miles per year on San Luis Obispo County roads and is the North County representative of the San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Advisory Committee.

While at Arizona State University earning his J.D., Mike was senior note and comment editor of the Arizona State Law Journal and a writing instructor for first year legal research and writing.

Practice Areas: 

  • Employment Litigation

  • Employment Advice and Counsel

  • Business Litigation

  • Real Estate Litigation

  • Public Agency Litigation


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    24 years
  2. Employment: 15%
  3. Real Estate: 15%
  4. Government: 10%
  5. Contracts: 10%


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  • Ziyad Ibrahim Naccasha

    Mike, a partner at our firm, is an incredible asset and a superlative lawyer. He is proactive, incredibly bright and very efficient. Mike excels at business and transactional work but is a natural litigation. Since he has joined our firm in 2007 Mike has expanded his work with public agencies, insurance companies and real estate matters. He handles every new challenge with an immeasurable drive to succeed. We are extremely lucky to have Mike as a partner and as a friend. I recommend him without reservation.


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Contact info

Carmel & Naccasha, LLP

1908 Spring St
Paso Robles, CA, 93446


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Paul Harris FellowRotary Club of Paso Robles2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCarmel & Naccasha, LLP2007 - Present
Senior AssociateGoldman, Magdalin & Krikes2006 - 2007
Court AttorneySan Luis Obispo County Superior Court2005 - 2006
Senior CounselSBC Legal Department1999 - 2005
Senior AssociateHaight Brown & Bonesteel1993 - 1999
AssociateEdwin J. Richards & Associates1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Templeton Chamber of CommerceDirector2014 - Present
Ninth Circuit Court of AppealAdmitted to Practice2009 - Present
San Luis Obispo County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Paso Robles Chamber of CommerceMember2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1999 - Present
Rotary Club of Paso RoblesMember2009 - 2011
AYSO Region 741Legal Counsel2008 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Landwatch v. Cambria Community Services DistrictVictory for our client, Cambria Community Services District
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Publication nameTitleDate
Carmel & Naccasha WebsiteThe Life Cycle of a Civil Lawsuit Before Trial2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of California - IrvineN/AHistory1988