Michel J. Rouhani received his Doctor of Law degree in 1992. He was licensed to practice law in California in 1992.
He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of California and all Courts of the State of California, the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.
For the past 28 years, he has been representing Businesses and Individuals, Plaintiffs and Defendants, and Debtors and Creditors in Both State and Federal Courts in: Personal Injury Claims and Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Civil Litigation, Civil Trials and Arbitration, Business Litigation, Consumer Law and Litigation, Real Estate Law and Litigation, Commercial Landlord and Tenant Litigation, Employment Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Litigation, Cable TV Piracy Litigation, DMV Hearings, Appeals, Contracts Drafting and Negotiation, Business Formation, Immigration Law, Binding Arbitration, Judicial Arbitration, Mediation, Workers' Compensation Subrogation, and Criminal Proceedings.
He has extensive Litigation, Trial, Arbitration, and Mediation experience in both State and Federal Courts.
He was commended by the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the Pro Bono Project of Santa Clara County for his contributions to the delivery of pro bono legal services in Santa Clara County.
He is accredited by the Consulate General of France in San Francisco as an attorney serving the legal needs of the French community in the Bay Area.
In addition to his California law degree, he holds several law degrees from the University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas, the top law school in France, and the Diploma of the elite Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris).
He received training at the Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands, the academic wing of the International Court of Justice, also called the World Court.
He has held international banking positions in Paris, France; Nice, France; and Monte Carlo, Monaco.
He was a Financial and Budget Advisor to the City of Charenton-le-Pont, France. He was a volunteer with the Ile-de-France Regional Government in France.
He was licensed as a Real Estate Broker and Officer by the Department of Real Estate of the State of California in 2004.
He has held executive positions in California corporations.
French, English, Spanish
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyers in Santa Clara, California||Three Best Rated||2020|
|Best Business of 2020 Excellence||Three Best Rated||2020|
|Best Truck Accident Lawyers in San Jose||expertise.com https://www.expertise.com/ca/san-jose/truck-accident-lawyer||2020|
|Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyers in Santa Clara, California||Three Best Rated||2019|
|Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyers in Santa Clara, California||Three Best Rated||2018|
|Accredited by the Consulate General of France in San Francisco||Consulate of France in San Francisco||1998|
|Commended Pro Bono Attorney||Pro Bono Project of Santa Clara County and Santa Clara County Bar Association||1993|
|Dean's List Member||Golden Gate University School of Law||1992|
|Wall of Tolerance Certificate||National Campaign for Tolerance||N/A|
|5-Star Excellent Rating||Avvo.com||N/A|
|Accredited Attorney||Consulate General of France in San Francisco||1998 - Present|
|Founder||Law Offices of Michel J. Rouhani||1992 - Present|
|CEO||Allmax Corporation||2004 - 2016|
|Law Partner||Richter & Rouhani||1996 - 1999|
|Civil & Criminal Law Associate||Franklin Harris Law Firm||1993 - 1994|
|Volunteer Attorney||Pro Bono Project Of Silicon Valley||1993 - 1993|
|Director and Vice-President||Europlan, Inc.||1983 - 1985|
|Financial and Budget Advisor||City of Charenton-le-Pont, France||1981 - 1983|
|Volunteer||the Ile-de-France Regional Government in France||1981 - 1983|
|International Banking Positions||International Banks in Paris, France, Nice, France, and Monte Carlo, Monaco.||1981 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association's Chapter 13 Subcommittee||Member||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1992 - Present|
|Association of Alumni of Sciences Po Paris||Sciences Po Paris Alumnus||1980 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2010 - 2011|
|California Department of Real Estate||Broker/Officer||2004 - 2016|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||2003 - 2004|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||1993 - 2009|
|Pro Bono Project of Santa Clara County||Volunteer Pro Bono Attoney||1993 - 1993|
|U.S. Bankruptcy Court, N.D. Cal., Adversary Case No. 11-05241; American Bankruptcy Institute; Collier Bankruptcy Case Update; U.S. Government Printing Office; Lexis.com (LexisNexis #0214-054); Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum; CourtWeb||Nationally Published 6-figure Non-Dischargeability Judgment in Bankruptcy Court||2014|
|Appellate and Trial Court Real Property Litigation; California Court of Appeal for the Sixth District, Sidhu v. Singh, Case Number H024054;||Appellate Opinion, California Court of Appeal for the Sixth District||2003|
|Appropriations Privees du Domaine Publique Maritime||Michel J Rouhani||1979|
|Les Echanges Franco-Iraniens||Michel J Rouhani||1978|
|Golden University School of Law||Certification of Specialization in International Law||1992|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||JD - Doctor of Jurisprudence||1992|
|University of Paris 2 Law School||Doctor of Jurisprudence in French Law||1980|
|Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris)||Diploma of the Institute of Political Studies of Paris||1980|
|The Hague Academy of International Law||Certificate||1980|
|University of Paris 2 Law School||Master in Law||1978|
|University of Paris 2 Law School||Diploma of Licentiate in Law||1977|
|University of Paris 2 Law School||Diploma of General University Studies in Law||1976|
|Academy of Lyon||Baccalaureate Degree||1974|
|TV Interview||Law Practice||2006|
|Numerous Multiple Figure Recoveries in Personal Injury Cases||Multiple Figure Recoveries|
|Multiple Defense of Cable TV Piracy Litigation in Federal Courts||Dismissal|
|Numerous Trial Wins in State and Federal Court Cases||Civil Judgments for Money Damages|
|Nationally Published Non-Dischargeability Trial Judgment in Bankruptcy Court||Winning 6 Figure Judgment|
|Successful Anti-SLAPP Defense||Order Denying Plaintiff's Anti-Slapp Motion|
|Numerous Fraud Cases Against Automobile Dealers||Multiple Figures|
|7-Figure Judgment in Business Fraud Case||7-Figure Judgment|
|Multi-Figure Award in Multi-Party Real Estate Fraud Litigation||Winning 6 Figure Outcome|
|Multiple Figure Recoveries in Personal Injury Cases Against Government Entities||Multiple Figure Recoveries|
|Multiple Litigation of Complex Employment Cases|
|Successful Federal Court Construction Defects Diversity Litigation||Winning 6 Figure Outcome|
|Multiple Defense Litigation of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Cases in Federal Courts||Dismissal|
|Appellate Opinion, California Court of Appeal for the Sixth District|
|Successful Federal Court Litigation Against Metlife, the Largest Life Insurance Company in the U.S.||6 Figure Recovey for Client|
|Multi-Million Dollar Result in Complex Business Litigation||Multi-Million Dollar Outcome|
|Successful Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Against USAA||Multiple 6-Figures|
|Successful Criminal Extradition Proceedings|
|Numerous Commercial Landlord and Tenant Eviction Cases|
|Numerous Contested Matters in Bankruptcy Courts|
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