Michael A. Akselrud

Michael A. Akselrud

The Lanier Law Firm

Recognized since 2020

Los Angeles, California

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Michael Akselrud has been a valued member of the Lanier Law Firm since 2012, when he joined the firm as a law clerk and member of the pharmaceutical litigation team. In the time since, he’s become an integral part of the firm’s Los Angeles office. He’s worked on litigation at both the state and federal level on cases dealing with everything from commercial matters and personal injury to products liability and mass torts. Mr. Akselrud was recently a part of a verdict which made headlines across the country, in which 22 women and their families were awarded $4.69 billion after alleging that daily use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder over a period of decades had caused their ovarian cancer. He also played a large role in the case against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, in which plaintiffs alleged the company had sold them faulty hip replacements.

Before joining the Lanier team, Mr. Akselrud worked for the Cancer Legal Resource Center, as well as the Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles, which provides pro bono legal services for elderly and disenfranchised individuals residing in Los Angeles County. Michael was named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Southern California since 2016. He was also selected to Super Lawyers in 2024. He is licensed to practice in all California State Courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California.

  • 2829 Townsgate Road, Suite 100
    Los Angeles, CA 91361
  • Loyola Marymount University, J.D.
  • University of California - San Diego, B.A.
Bar Admissions
  • California, 2012
  • The American Association for Justice - Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California - Member
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Special Focus:
  • COVID-19
  • Super Lawyers, 2024

  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2020-2024
  • Southern California Rising Stars, 2015-2022
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs


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