Matthew C. Mickelson is a graduate of the U.C.L.A. School of Law, where he was awarded the Order of the Coif. He worked for several years at Irell & Manella in Los Angeles, practicing general litigation. He later practiced appellate and post-judgment law at Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, one of California’s premier appellate specialist boutique firms.
Mr. Mickelson is currently a sole practitioner whose practice focuses on general business litigation, collection matters (both pre and post-judgment), and appeals. He is a trial lawyer who has served as lead trial counsel in multiple state and federal trials, including a multi-million dollar federal jury trial litigated to verdict. He specializes in business litigation, representing both creditors and debtors, and has taken a special interest in dealing with wealthier individuals who have hidden away assets in family partnerships, trusts, limited liability companies and small corporations. Mr. Mickelson is also active in the appeals arena, having represented appellants, respondents and writ petitioners in front of the California and federal courts. He has served as a “lawyer’s lawyer,” representing attorneys in dozens of lawsuits against former clients for unpaid fees; his lawyer clients range from one of the top-25 largest law firms in Los Angeles county to sole practitioners. Mr. Mickelson has also defended and sued attorneys in legal malpractice matters.