- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude, 2004)
- Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2008)
- Leahy Moot Court Competition Oral Advocacy Finalist and Best Brief Winner; Opinions Editor, Georgetown Law Weekly
- California, 2009
- Federal District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, 2010
Michael V. Mancini
(310) 860-2444 (fax)
Michael is a Southern California Rising Star focusing on entertainment and business litigation. He also represents clients in real estate, commercial and personal disputes in state and federal courts, and in private arbitrations. Michael has represented, and continues to represent, clients ranging from internationally recognized businesses and world-famous celebrities to small local businesses and private individuals.
Michael is tenacious and cost-savvy. He is committed to understanding the unique context of disputes in order to design client-appropriate strategies. Michael has negotiated many favorable resolutions and has obtained dismissals and summary judgment where reasonable minds continued to differ.
At trial, Michael is a formidable adversary. He has co-chaired and second-chaired successful civil trials in state and federal courts. In 2015, a Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman LLP trial team led by Ryan M. Lapine and supported by Michael won a $2,280,000 verdict in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California following two weeks of trial. More recently, Michael co-chaired a favorable bench verdict in a real estate dispute before the Los Angeles Superior Court and secured dismissal of claims against a celebrity defendant because the Federal District Court for the Central District of California lacked jurisdiction on the matter.
Michael is humbled by his designation as a Southern California Rising Star in 2016 and in 2017. When he is not litigating, Michael spends his time immersed in literature and music.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael owned and operated an eponymous litigation boutique, The Law Offices of Michael V. Mancini, which he founded after serving as a litigation associate in several venerated firms.
- ABA Young Lawyers Division
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Beverly Hils Bar Association