Sanford L. Michelman is a co-founder and Chairman of the law firm of Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R). Since its inception, M&R has been a preeminent provider of corporate, regulatory and litigation services to Fortune 100 corporations, industry leaders, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Under Mr. Michelman’s stewardship, M&R has grown to five offices throughout California, Illinois, and New York.
Mr. Michelman focuses his practice primarily on the insurance, financial services, advertising and digital media industries. A leading trial attorney and litigator, he is routinely called upon to represent clients in the most difficult and complex matters that frequently extend into a wide array of industries. Mr. Michelman advocates in arbitration, administrative proceedings and in state and federal courts all over the country.
Mr. Michelman has defeated scores of class actions and large exposure cases. He routinely represents insurers, broker/agents, underwriters, private equity groups, banks, and advertising and media companies throughout the United States. Mr. Michelman also represents clients in investigations conducted by various governmental agencies including Departments of Insurance, Attorney General’s Offices, Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission and Department of Real Estate, among others.
Most recently, Mr. Michelman was selected as one of the 50 “very best litigators” in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Mr. Michelman is also among a select group of lawyers serving on the Super Lawyers’ Blue Ribbon Panel which evaluates nominees for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers list, on which he has appeared every year since 2003, up through the most current listing in 2018. When the Legal 500 “Recommended” M&R’s Commercial Litigation Practice once again in 2018, the esteemed directory made special mention of Mr. Michelman. In addition, he was included in the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Best Lawyers in America USA Guide (Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law). Likewise, Mr. Michelman has been featured in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal as one of the “Top 25 Lawyers” and “Top Forty Under 40.” There is more. Mr. Michelman has been honored by the Daily Journal as a “Top 20 Under 40” lawyer; has received the Latin American Agents Association’s “Valor Award” for his involvement in the insurance industry; has been named to the list of “Who’s Who in Law“; was selected as a finalist in LawDragon’s “Leading Lawyers in America”; and was named one of the “Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California” by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Mr. Michelman brings this same passion and dedication to his pro bono work and philanthropy. He has been honored by the California State Bar for his efforts on behalf of Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and is the recipient of the “Discovery Award” presented by the Zimmer Children’s Museum, on whose Board he also serves.
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