Attorney – California
J. Michael Echevarria, a senior civil litigation attorney with over 35 years of experience, focuses much of his practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation, both in state and federal court, and in all phases of a lawsuit from initial client intake, through discovery, trial and appeal. Over the years he has handled partnership disputes, corporate mismanagement claims, lawsuits for and against local governments, franchise issues, real property cases, unfair competition, trademark infringement, antitrust claims, business fraud and the like.
In his business and commercial litigation practice, Mr. Echevarria has obtained some of the largest plaintiff summary judgments affirmed in published appellate decisions, including judgments for over $6 million and $3.5 million on behalf of the former Federal Savings and Loan Corporation. He also obtained a judgment of nearly $3 million in a patent false markings trial in federal court. In addition to handling numerous bench and jury trials in state and federal court, Mr. Echevarria has also represented clients in arbitrations, mediations and administrative proceedings.
Mr. Echevarria taught law at Southwestern University School of Law, teaching courses in Contracts, Remedies and Civil Rights/Civil Liberties. He is the author of several law review articles and has testified before the United States Senate on matters of banking reform, as well as having taught bar review courses.
Mr. Echevarria is a graduate of the Harvard Law School (1983) and graduated magna cum laude with Highest Honors from UCLA (1980). He is a member of the California bar association.