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Michael J. Rouhani received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1992 from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, where he also earned a Certificate of Specialization in International Law. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1992.

He is a graduate of the prestigious Institute of Political Studies of Paris, France. He holds four law degrees (D.E.U.G., Licence, Maitrise, and D.E.A.) from the University of Paris Law School. He received training at the Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands. 

In addition to the California Supreme Court, he is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, 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 Eastern District of California, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He is accredited by the French Consulate General in San Francisco. 

For the past twenty years, he has been representing Businesses and Individuals, Plaintiffs and Defendants, and Debtors and Creditors in Both State and Federal Courts in: Civil Trials, Civil Litigation, Business Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Consumer Law and Litigation, Real Estate Law and Litigation, Landlord and Tenant Litigation, Employment Litigation, Trade Secrets Litigation, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Litigation, Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings, ADA Litigation, DMV Hearings, Appeals, Contracts Drafting and Negotiation, Business Formation, International Law, Immigration Law, Binding Arbitration, Mediation, Anti-SLAPP Motions, and Banking Law.

He was commended by the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the Pro Bono Project of Santa ClaraCounty for his contributions to the delivery of pro bono legal services.


Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish, Farsi

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Litigation: 40%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Insurance: 5%

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Law Offices of Michael J. Rouhani

2005 De La Cruz Boulevard
Suite 216
Santa Clara, CA, 95050-3024


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Member of the Bar of the US Supreme CourtUnited States Supreme Court1996
Commended Pro Bono AttorneyPro Bono Project of Santa Clara County1993
Officer of the CourtsCalifornia and Federal Courts1993
Attorney and Counselor at LawCalifornia Supreme Court1992
5-Star reviewYelpN/A
5-Star Ratingbirdeye.comN/A
10 Best Personal Injury Law Santa Clarayelp.comN/A
5-Star Excellent RaitingAvvo.comN/A
5-Star ReviewYahoo.comN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Accredited AttorneyConsulate General of France in San Francisco1998 - Present
Litigation LawyerCalifornia State and Federal Courts1993 - Present
Law PartnerRichter & Rouhani1996 - 1999
FounderLaw Offices of Michel J. Rouhani1993 - 2015
Civil & Criminal Law AssociateFranklin Harris Law Firm1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar Association's Chapter 13 SubcommitteeMember2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1992 - Present
Association des Anciens de Sciences Po ParisSciences Po Paris Alumnus1980 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - 2011
California Department of Real EstateBroker/Officer2004 - 2016
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2003 - 2004
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1993 - 2009
Pro Bono Project of Santa Clara CountyVolunteer Attorney1993 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Law Offices of Michel J. Rouhani6 figure Trial Judgment for Plaintiff in Bankruptcy Court
Law Offices of Michel J. RouhaniJudgment for Plaintiff for $575,000
Law Offices of Michel J. Rouhani$350,000 for Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Appropriations Privees du Domaine Publique MaritimeMichel J Rouhani1979
Les Echanges Franco-IraniensMichel J rouhani1978
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Golden Universty School of LawLawCertificate of Specialization in International Law1992
University of Paris 2 Law SchoolLawDEA Graduate Degree1980
Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris)Political ScienceDiploma1980
The Hague Academy of International LawLawCertificate1980
University of Paris 2 Law SchoolLawMA - Masters1978
University of Paris 2 Law SchoolLawLicense1977
University of Paris 2 Law SchoolLawDEUG1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TV InterviewLaw Practice2006