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Michael Richter is a professional who takes time to listen to his clients and who cares about his clients. He has been practicing as an attorney since December 3, 1982. He is the oldest of five children and has five children, one son and four daughters.  (As you might imagine, this has helped hone his skills as a mediator!)


Michael is committed to providing competent and caring legal services to his clients.


He has been working with brain injured clients since 1999 when a relative suffered a serious brain injury in a mining accident. He is a member of the California Brain Injury Association and knows that the rapid movement of a high speed rear end accident can cause a significant brain injury even without loss of consciousness.


His primary areas of practice are personal injury and workers' compensation. Brain injuries occur both on and off the job.


Give his office a call. His paralegal, Barbara, will ask you for general information and then Mike will call you back or take your call if he has the time.




Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Brain Injury: 25%
  4. Arbitration: 5%
  5. Mediation: 5%



Contingent (30-40%)

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Richter Michael J-Law Office Of

2072 The Alameda

San Jose, CA, 95126-1135


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Michael J. Richter1992 - Present
Associate AttorneyThomas, Hall, Salter and Lyding1988 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Applicants' Attorneys AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
King v SchofieldJury Verdict for King $92,232.00
Schmidig v Castro and Sons TruckingSettlement after 21/2 days of trial $550,000.00
Ly v Gallagher Bassett ServicesBrain and cervical work injuries caused 100% disability. Lifetime medical
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Notre Dame Law SchoolModern LanguagesBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Santa Clara University School of LawN/AN/A1975