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Michael D. Raysor was born and raised in rural Shasta County, California. He is the son of a forester and a horticulturalist. When his father passed away in 2014, Mr. Raysor returned to Cottonwood, and now lives and practices in the house where he was raised on Cottonwood Creek. He maintains a large vegetable garden and a small orchard with the goal of becoming self sufficient.

Mr. Raysor is a graduate of West Valley High School and Shasta Community College. In 2000, he moved to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Economics and History. In 2008, Mr. Raysor graduated from Golden Gate School of Law in San Francisco, where he earned a joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (J.D./M.B.A) degree with highest honors in the M.B.A. program. Mr. Raysor passed the California Bar Examination on the first attempt, and has been licensed to practice law in the State of California since December 5, 2008.


In the Spring of 2009, Mr. Raysor opened a law practice in the Financial District of San Francisco, and has been solo practitioner ever since. In 2010, he opened a second office in Oakland. He currently maintains both Bay Area offices, but only takes select cases outside of Shasta Couny or Tehama County. Mr. Raysor has litigated extensively throughout the Bay Area, and is excited to bring his skill set to the North State. Earlier this year, Mr. Raysor hired his sister, Laura A. Raysor, as his paralegal. Together, they look forward to aggressively and zealously advocating on your behalf.   


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Contact info

Law Offices of Michael D. Raysor

3034 Majestic Oak Circle
Cottonwood, CA, 96022

Law Offices of Michael D. Raysor

1549 Chestnut Street
Redding, CA, 96001


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 20%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Hourly ($225-275/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • David G. Clark

    I endorse this lawyer. Michael Raysor is smart and talented. I have seen him in court during hard-fought litigation involving cutting-edge, legal issues. Mr. Raysor is not just knowledgeable about the law, but he is also capable of using his extensive knowledge in the service of his clients.


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  • Kian Moghbeli

    I endorse this lawyer. Michael has spent his time on Avvo helping clients out. His answers are helpful for Clients in their time of need.


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardGolden Gate University School of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael D. Raysor2009 - Present
Certified Law StudentSan Francisco Public Defender2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of San FranciscoVolunteer Attorney2008 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
S v. MPermanent Restraining Order Granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawBusinessMBA - Master of Business Administration2008
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of California - BerkeleyEconomics and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Shasta CollegeGeneral EducationAssociate in Arts2000
West Valley High SchoolN/ADiploma1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SFLJSpeaking Engagement2009