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Michael Padway

Motorcycle accident Attorney at Oakland, CA

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Michael Padway & Associates are recognized as the go-to Bay Area motorcycle accident attornies.  With over 40 years of practice, we’re not just lawyers representing motorcyclists. We’re riders, advocates, bloggers, activists and junkies for motorcycle culture, technical motorcycle facts and motorcycle safety. We’ve also lectured on behalf of the American Bar Association, and established the Motorcycle Legal Foundation; an organization that helps motorcyclists with legal issues by providing informational articles and resources.

Licensed for 48 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 06/08/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1974
Updated 11/28/2022

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Posted by Steven Tenenbaum | March 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Michael has your back!
I have had many occasions to utilize legal services, both personally and professionally. Of the many atttorneys I have employed, Michael Padway stands out as having been both effective and supportive throughout the legal process. Even before I retained him, he freely offered helpful advice. When the moment came, Michael stepped up and acieved results in my accident case double what I had been told I could reasonably expect from my case. His advocacy combines hardnosed dilligence and creativity. In my case, his representation was both principled and effective, efficiently obtaining for me a desirable outcome. In a legal battle, you will want Michael on your side!
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Superior Court Santa Clara County
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Superior Court Alameda
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Attorney
  • Michael Padway & Assoc
  • 1974 - 2016


  • Golden Gate School of Law
  • LLM Taxation
  • 1991
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD, LLB
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • Motorcycle Accident
  • $750,0000
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • $2,000,000.00
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • $230,000.00
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Speaker
  • 1976 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Mermber
  • 1974 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Motorcyce Legal Foundaion
  • Founding Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • American Bar Association, Small Firms and Large Cases Committee
  • Past Chairman
  • 1995 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Speaker
  • Kansas State Bar Association
  • 1996
  • Committee Chairman Small Firms and Large Cases
  • American Bar Association
  • 1995


  • The Client's Guide to Legal Action
  • How to Keep Your Whiplash From Becoming a Pain in the Neck
  • 1983

Speaking Engagements

  • Kansas State Bar Association
  • Small Firms and Large Cases
  • 1996
  • American Bar Association
  • Small Firms and Large Cases
  • 1996

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Oakland Motorcycle accident Lawyer Michael Padway
Michael Padway
Motorcycle accident Attorney
Oakland, CA
Licensed for 48 years