Michael Sherman is a Partner of the Firm and Chair of the Business Litigation practice group.
Michael is an accomplished trial lawyer in high-stakes, “bet-the-company” litigation, and has represented both large and early-stage companies as well as entrepreneurs in all facets of business and complex commercial litigation. He has evenly split his litigation practice on both the plaintiff and defense side of cases, has first-chaired numerous trials in complex matters in industries as varied as energy, securities, healthcare, environmental, consumer products, technology, project development/finance, advertising, real estate and apparel, and is highly skilled in class actions and unfair competition law.
Michael’s trial skills and courtroom success resulted in his being named several years ago to the “Top 100 Lawyers” in California list, published by the Daily Journal newspaper chain. He has consistently been named to “Best Lawyers in America”.Michael has been recognized as a leading trial lawyer by his peers and featured in the press for some of his significant victories on behalf of clients.
He is a recent past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He is a frequent speaker and writer on business litigation and trial advocacy.Michael has served on the Board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Michael also served as a Board Member and Vice-chair, of Aviva Family and Children’s Services, a major Los Angeles nonprofit.Michael has received numerous accolades including: recipient of Aviva’s “Spirit of Compassion” Award; Best Lawyers, leading lawyer in Commercial Litigation (2007–2014); Super Lawyers, Southern California (2004–2015); “Top Defense Verdicts of 2009,” Daily Journal; “Top 100 Lawyers of 2009,” Daily Journal.
Michael received his B.A. from Columbia University and his J.D. from University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). He is admitted to practice law in the State of California.