Michael J. Proctor - Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC

Michael J. Proctor

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 213-629-9040

Michael Proctor specializes in the difficult case. He is a name partner of the firm and leads Caldwell Leslie & Proctor’s White Collar Crime and Corporate Compliance practice group, which highlights his particular interest in complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense.

Described by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as among “the state’s most renowned criminal defense attorneys,” Mr. Proctor has successfully represented numerous corporate and individual clients in criminal, quasi-criminal, and civil matters. Mr. Proctor has considerable courtroom experience in litigating cases throughout California. He has particular expertise representing companies and individuals in securities fraud actions and related SEC investigations, an area for which he was singled out in a Top Southern California Law Firms edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Mr. Proctor has had similar success in defending clients in cases involving RICO, conspiracy, political corruption, campaign finance fraud, and virtually all other manner of white collar criminal matters.

Mr. Proctor has taught trial advocacy at the University of San Francisco School of Law Intensive Advocacy Program, where he has served as a faculty member beginning in 2000.. His is also a frequent commentator on white collar criminal law issues for national news organizations including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and the Associated Press.

University of California BerkeleyAB 1986Yale Law SchoolJ.D. 1990
U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of CaliforniaU.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Los Angeles Federal Bar AssociationAmerican Inn of Court (Los Angeles Criminal Justice Section)United States District Court Criminal Justice Act Defense Panel, Central District of CaliforniaUniversity of San Francisco School of Law Intensive Advocacy ProgramCutthroat Lawyers' Bar Association

Office Location

725 South Figueroa Street, 31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017-5524
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense: White-Collar of the Los Angeles Metro Area
Michael J. Proctor has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: White-Collar