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Michel Jamchid Rouhani

Personal injury Attorney

4.9   10 reviews

also known as Michel J. Rouhani, Michael J. Rouhani

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michel

Learn Michel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Civil Litigation

    32 years

  2. Personal injury
    Personal Injury Claims & Litigation

    32 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes

  4. Consumer protection
    Consumer Law and Litigation

    32 years

  5. Corporate and incorporation

    32 years

  6. Insurance
    Insurance Litigation

    32 years


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 32 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 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, and the Diploma of the 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.


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4.9 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by Synthia | January 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and effective attorney
I called his office and left a message; he returned my call promptly. He assessed my real estate problem over the phone and then was able to squeeze me into his schedule for an appointment the same day. By the next day I had already started to see results. What seemed to be a huge and overwhelming problem was resolved within weeks.
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Posted by Sophia | January 9, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consult with Michael Rouhani
During my consult with Mr. Rouhani, I really appreciated his ability to break down a problem into its components rapidly and to give you a clear perspective on your case. Overall, I would say that his analytical skills as well as his legal knowledge are impressive.
Posted by Janis | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mr Rouhani was a great lawyer. He was honest and knew exactly what was needed to settle my case in my favor. I highly recommend Mr Rouhani for anyone needing a sensitive and intelligent lawyer
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2015
Legal advise needed on an International matter
I recently found myself in need of an attorney. If that wasn't frightening enough, I also needed someone who spoke French. Mr. Rouhani came highly recommended and I can't thank my friend enough for the referral. Mr. Rouhani was able to translate the documents and provide me with excellent council, enabling me to make my decision. I would definitely use him again and would highly recommend him for any legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2014
Mrs. JEC
Mr. Rouhani represented me in an injury case where the insurance company was not helping me. I was finally paid the money I needed for surgery to properly repair my hand, so I could return to work.
Posted by Kathleen | October 7, 2013
5 STAR Lawyer
My case concluded several months ago. I always plan to review exceptional work, but unfortunately rarely ever do. Mr. Rouhani deserves this review for his exceptional work. He has done so much for me and my family; I can’t thank him enough. I was involved in a multiple car accident. I was injured and having trouble handling the insurance companies. They seemed to be treating me so unfairly. A friend of mine heard my situation and told me a friend of hers had used him and loved him. I was nervous, since I really knew nothing about him, and I wanted the best. I called his office and wanted to schedule an appointment sooner than later. At that point my insurance problems had dragged on long enough; I just wanted a sense of assurance that everything would be okay. He had a full schedule for the next several days but scheduled me a late afternoon appointment the very next day. I have a feeling he could hear the desperation in my voice. We were off to a positive start. I met with him and was impressed. I immediately felt a weight lifted from my shoulders. He was so knowledgeable, assertive, and easy to talk to. The entire process was smooth and stress free. In the end, he got me and my family an impressive settlement. I hope I never need a lawyer ever again, but if I do, I’m calling Mr. Rouhani immediately. Thank you again.
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Posted by Irene | October 4, 2013
I highly reconmend Michel Rouhani for any legal matter
Mr. Rouhani is very experienced and a pleasure to work with. He knew exactly how to handle and solve my problem.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2012
Highly recommended Attorney. Experienced & Dedicated
I have been represented by attorney Michel Rouhani a couple of times. I am very happy with the professionalism and attentiveness to my cases. Results were pleasing and I have recommended his services to many of my family and friends. He deals with a variety of case types and has years of experience. I highly recommend this law office.
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Posted by Lynne | January 31, 2012
Great first impression. I knew once I spoke to him that he should represent me.
I had worked with a divorce lawyer previously, but I had no idea where to seek a personal injury lawyer. I found him on Google. Once I called and spoke to him, I had an appointment that afternoon. I felt comfortable and hired him that same day. He was fair and worked with me patiently on my case. The outcome of the lawsuit was extremely favorable. I can't thank Mr. Rouhani enough.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2011
Previous Client
He is very Professional and keeps his word. He is upfront and highly ethical.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 1992
  • Golden University School of Law
  • Certification of Specialization in International Law
  • 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
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rafsanjani v. Malihi (In re Malihi)
  • Nationally Published Trial Judgment in Bankruptcy Court for $100.000


  • 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
  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 5.0 (5-Star) Rating
  • Google
  • 2024
  • Best Car Accident Lawyers in Sunnyvale
  • 2024
  • 5.0/5.0 Rating
  • 2024
  • 5.0 (5-Star) Rating
  • 2024
  • Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in San Jose
  • 2024
  • Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyers, Santa Clara, California
  • 2024
  • 5.0 Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Best Truck Accident Lawyers in San Jose
  • 2024
  • 5.0 (5-Star) Rating
  • 2024
  • Commended Pro Bono Attorney
  • Pro Bono Project of Santa Clara County and Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • 1993
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  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • TV Interview
  • Law Practice
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (38)
Endorse Michel
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michel was very professional with me on a difficult case with two former friends. He dealt fairly with the court and with me, as the opposing attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Rouhani. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Business Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation and a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rouhani is knowledgeable and a zealous advocate. He is respected in the legal community and among her clients. His contributions to Avvo are helpful and an invaluable service."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michel Rouhani. As a colleague, I have known and worked with Mr. Rouhani for many years. He is highly ethical and exceptionally competent in representing his clients for obtaining the best possible result."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rouhani is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based upon Attorney Rouhani's Avvo responses, it is clear that he is a knowledgeable and analytic attorney. I endorse him without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michel Jamchid Rouhani is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients extremely well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Michel Rouhani for years. Michel is an extremely dedicated and detail oriented professional. Michel is a though litigator, yet he will always weight in a reasonable settlement if this will benefit his client. Keep in mind that Michel graduated form law school in France and also in the USA; hence his expertise is not only local, but federal and international. Michel has knowledge in different arenas and languages; as far as I know Michel speaks five different languages. Michel is highly qualified in Trials, I will want Michel on my side in any type of Litigation, namely Insurance Litigation, Real Estate Law and Litigation, Landlord and Tenant Litigation, Employment Litigation, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Litigation. Michel will listen to your problems and offer a solution via negotiation or litigation for your satisfaction. I strongly recommend Michel Rouhani as an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is a pleasure to recommend Michel Jamchid Rouhani for any case within his field of expertise."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The longer I practice the more I realize that such attorneys like Michel Rouhani, who are both professional, aggressive and yet extremely courteous and pleasure to work with/against are not common. I recommend Mr. Rouhani as an excellent attorney for any business who needs attentive and effective legal representation."
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Personal injury
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Personal injury
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