Qualifications

Membership in Professional Organizations

Michael currently belongs to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; The Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Section; The Criminal Courts Bar Association; The California Attorneys for Criminal Justice; The Benjamin Aranda Inns of Court; The National College for DUI Defense; and the South Bay Bar Association.

I have served as an Editorial Consultant with James Publishing, one of the leading legal publishers in California, as well as a contributor to Bell’s Search & Seizure Compendium, which has been considered the preeminent legal publication, on that subject matter, in California. I am currently a Contributor to California Drunk Driving Law. I have lectured on the subject of criminal law, and criminal procedure, to both attorney groups, judicial officers, and law enforcement organizations, throughout the state.

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Switzer Learning Center
  • Board of Directors, Bahati Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Aranda Inns of Court
  • Former Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Former Legal Advisor, Pacific Coast Conference Football
  • UCLA Law School, Vice President, Student Bar Association
  • Chadwick School, Member of the Executive Committee, Campaign for Chadwick
  • Princeton University, Three Year Co-Chair, Princeton University Parents’ Fund
  • Former President, Palos Verdes Pop Warner & Cheer
  • Youth Coach: Football, Baseball, Soccer, Softball and Water Polo
  • Martial Arts for 15 years (trained with Royce Gracie, Founder of UFC)
  • Avid cyclist
  • Member Kiwanis International
  • Former Los Angeles County Ocean Lifeguard