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Michael Jonathan Holmes

Real estate Attorney

4.9   40 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Michael J. Holmes is licensed in California and Texas, where he represents clients in relation to Real Estate and Business matters.

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  40 customer reviews
Posted by Phaedra Ann | November 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Michael Holmes is a warm and caring Attorney
Mr. Holmes met with me on a holiday when he could have been with his family. My husband was injured at work and Mike was very concerned and wanted to meet with me right away. I was somewhat frantic with all I was dealing with being alone as my hubby was in rehab for many months. It was difficult to say the least. Mike took the time to calm me and let me know it would be ok. He has been the best to work with. Never having been in a situation like this my husband and I needed a lot of hand holding, we were so vulnerable and scared. Well Mike has always been there when we really needed him and though our case is still active we have the utmost confidence that it will work out in the long run cause we have Michael on our side and he is protecting my husband's rights. If you need an attorney you will never go wrong if you hire Michael. He is also one of the nicest men I have ever met, a very kind and sweet man. But he also knows his job and can be very tough when the situation calls for it and will stand his ground when it is required. He is not scared of anyone. Hire Mike if you want results and a great attorney to work with. Thank you Mike for everything. Phaedra Ann
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2019
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Great Lawyer
My family needed a lawyer and we found Mr. Holmes. He cared about our issues and always had time for us and gave us updates regularly.
Posted by Sonia | March 1, 2019
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Great Attorney
Mr. Holmes did a great a job on my case and I am very happy that I hired him to help me.
Posted by Jim | January 4, 2019
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Great Lawyer
Great lawyer with great results. Experience and aggressive nature are apparent.
Posted by Maria | September 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Good job for me
Mr. Michael did a good job for me. I needed help and he did it for me. I hired him and he was good attorney for me.
Posted by Richard P. | January 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
CALL MICHAEL FIRST
I retained Michael's team and long story short...dream team. First I met with Tom Beck, he took all the information and we spoke for 2 hours. Then I came back the next day and met with Tom, Michael and David. I learned the Michael is a former DA, and David is a firmer cop. Michael is not only a former DA but also has extensive PI training and background. His AVVO rating was a 10 and his resume was better then anyone else I researched. My case was complicated and coupled with the fact I'm licensed by the state. I've had several meeting over the course of the last couple of months and Michael has a great strategy that we're executing. Anyone in need of a great team and reasonable flat fees call Michael and meet his team. Absolutely they are a dream team.
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Posted by Robert | January 19, 2018
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Best Attorney I could have hired
In May of 2017, I was going through the hardest time of my life after a fight at a bar left me with criminal charges, a 30k bail, a bloody lip, and confusion on what to do since I have never been arrested before. Michael helped me calm my nerves by sitting with me and explaining the whole process and sharing his experience with these types of cases. He was able to reduce my charges to a misdemeanor and I didn’t have to do any jail time. I am so grateful to have found such a great attorney who helped me when I needed it.
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Posted by Patrick | January 18, 2018
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EXCELLENT ATTORNEY
This past year, I hired Mr. Holmes for my embezzlement case. I thought I was going to lose my career and frankly my life, which I worked more than 12 years to achieve. From the moment I stepped into his office, he showed more care and concern for my situation and was very thorough in gathering information for my case. I really felt like he was fighting on behalf of me. Once I hired him as my Attorney, he took time to find facts of the case that would help me in Court. Furthermore, he consistently updated me on what was going on with my case. Ultimately, he was able to get my case dismissed and I was able to continue with my career. I am thankful to Mr. Holmes for all the work he put into my case and the effort he put in to ensure the best result for me.
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Posted by Jessica | January 17, 2018
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Greatest Result
I'm a college student and I was charged with DUI and hit and run and the firm got me a great result. Thanks to the entire team and especially to John who took my call at 3am and really helped me out.
Posted by Joseph A. | January 12, 2018
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Super Lawyer
I spoke with several attorneys before I made the decision to hire attorney Michael Holmes. I felt that Michael was the most thorough in his explanation of how he was going to handle my case and I love the fact that he had a team of professionals that were going to help. Many of the other attorneys I spoke with told me I could be facing several additional charges for outside help such as an investigator. I was very pleased when Michael's flat fee included everything and I even receive the help of his private investigator. I'm very happy with the results of my case I was asked to write this review and I'm happy to endorse Michael Holmes as a great attorney for criminal defense
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Posted by Angela | January 8, 2018
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Great Litigator
Mr. Holmes is a great litigator he looks for details and gets the absolute best results. I appreciated the fact that he didn't just try to push my case through but looked at everything and used hes fine skills to my advantage.
Posted by Tom Beck | January 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Top Esquire
Michael shows care and compassion and thinks outside the box to come up with the best legal strategy for each clients case.
Posted by Thomas Filicia | January 7, 2018
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Outstanding Attorney
Michael Holmes is a pillar in the legal community who takes pride and personal attention to the handling of each and every client. Patient and understanding of each clients needs and always takes the time to keep everything up to date. Proud to be associated with Mr. Holmes.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2018
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Great Lawyer
Things looked really bad for us and Mr. Holmes explained everything to us. He worked had and we are very happy we used him to help. great lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2017
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Great Lawyer
We were not sure what to do when we realized she needed a lawyer. A friend of the family referred us to Mr. Holmes and we hired him to help us. We are very happy with our decision and recommend him. He was honest and made sure we knew what was going on through the entire process. He is now someone we consider our family lawyer and family friend.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2017
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Amazing Results
I was kind of lost when I started looking for a attorney. I found Michael Holmes through a friend and he handles everything for me and things worked out great.
Posted by Juan | January 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
He helped us a lot
my other lawyer did not work on my case. he had someone else talk to me and wouldn't talk to me so I switched to Michael Holme's office and he did a great job for us.
Posted by Sara | October 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Mr. Holmes did a great job for me and I am happy with the service.
Posted by Kelly | September 21, 2016
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Hired for a DUI and everything was great
I needed an attorney for DUI. I was able to speak with the attorney himself and the price was fair. He has lots of experience and everything was great.
Posted by Levi Grande | September 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr Holmes is a great attorney. When I needed help or just had questions he was there for me. I am glad I found him because he made me comfortable and took care of my case.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Supervising Attorney
  • The Law Office of Michael J. Holmes, PC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • California Organization of Police & Sheriff
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Prosecutor
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Armor
  • United States Army
  • 1988 - 1990
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Education

  • Trinity Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • San Diego State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v MB
  • Not Guilty
  • Work Injury
  • Over $4,700,000.00 for my client!
  • Work Injury
  • Nearly $5,000,000.00

Associations

  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Associate Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Associate Member
  • 2018 - 2018
  • National Organization of Veterans' Advocates
  • Attorney Member
  • 2018 - 2018
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Associate Member
  • 2017 - 2017
  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • California Accident Injury Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Lawyers Mutual
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • California District Attorneys Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2002 - 2005
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - 2018
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Honors and Awards

  • Attorney Certification
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2018
  • 5 Star Review Badge
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Listed (pending final approval)
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2018
  • Attorney Member
  • National Organization of Veterans Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Member (pending)
  • Esteemed Lawyers of America
  • 2018
  • Attorney Certification
  • Department of Veterans of Affairs
  • 2017
  • Attorney Continuing Legal Education
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Pro
  • Thumbtack
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 5 Star Review Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Attorney Certification
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2016
  • Pro
  • Thumbtack
  • 2016
  • Criminal Law MCLE
  • Lawyers Mutual
  • 2014
  • Ethics Training Certificate
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • 2014
  • Ethics MCLE Certificate
  • Lawyers Mutual
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Orange County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society
  • 2008
  • Ethics Training Certificate
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • 2007
  • Ethics Training Certificate
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • 2007
  • Attorney Member
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Ethics Training Certificate
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • 2006
  • Drug Crimes Training
  • California District Attorneys Association
  • 2004
  • Search Warrant Training Certificate
  • California District Attorneys Association
  • 2004
  • Attorney Member
  • California District Attorneys Association
  • 2003
  • Driving Under The Influence Training
  • California District Attorneys Association
  • 2003
  • MADD Certificate
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • 2003
  • Preliminary Hearing Training
  • San Bernardino County District Attorney
  • 2002
  • Jury Selection Training
  • San Bernardino County District Attorney
  • 2002
  • Closing Argument Training
  • San Bernardino County District Attorney
  • 2002
  • Oversees Service Award
  • United States Army
  • 1990
  • Marksman Award
  • United States Army
  • 1989
  • Army Service Award
  • United States Army
  • 1988
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • 2nd Amendment Rights (selected to speak to lawyers and other participants)
  • Gun Law
  • 2017
  • Legally Speaking
  • Criminal Law Rights
  • 2016
  • Orange County Stand Down
  • Veterans Benefits
  • 2015
  • Legally Speaking
  • Injured Workers Rights
  • 2015
  • College Newspaper Ethics Presentation
  • Journalism ethics
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (7)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Michael and gladly endorse him. I know his reputation in the legal community is that of an honest and sincere lawyer who takes good care of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is very well known for his strong representation of criminal defendants in Orange County. His work ethic and honesty has helped me people achieve great results in their case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as he has proven himself to be a fighter for his clients. I worked with Michael on a case and he impressed me with his knowledge of the specific area of the law that we were fighting and for his command of the court and prosecutors that we were up against. He is a superior litigator with heart!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a friend and colleague who I'd definitely send referals to in OC. He's passionate and professional. Besides being very knowledgeable in criminal defense, he is also very dedicated in his clients find favorable solutions."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Holmes is a true professional. He treats each client as if they are his only client. I am consistently impressed by his work-ethic, and attention to detail. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael has been a consummate professional and extremely knowledgeable in criminal defense. When interacting with him, he has carried himself with the utmost integrity. As a colleague he has provided invaluable trial pointers. I have seen him interact with clients and his communication and care for the community and his clients is impeccable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community. A great asset to AVVO."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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