Michael D. Worthing

Michael D. Worthing: Attorney with Borton Petrini, LLP
  • Senior Counsel at Borton Petrini, LLP (44 Attorneys)
  • 5060 California Avenue, Suite 700, P.O. Box 2026, Bakersfield, CA 93309
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Michael D. Worthing is Senior Counsel in the Bakersfield Office of Borton Petrini, LLP. Mike received his undergraduate degree at California State University, Bakersfield in 1976.

He received his Juris Doctorate at University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento in 1980 and was admitted to the State Bar of California that same year. He is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California.

As a Bakersfield attorney, Mike has over 35 years of legal experience in civil litigation, casualty and personal injury defense, insurance defense, uninsured motorist arbitration, construction defect litigation, product liability defense, commercial, real estate and business litigation, government tort claim defense, construction contract litigation, probate litigation, and FELA defense, as well as bankruptcy and debtor-creditor rights.

Mike has taken mediation training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, and as a Bakersfield attorney, he has acted as a mediator in over 60 cases for the Kern County Superior Court and as a private mediator.

Mike currently lives in Bakersfield with his wife, Julie.


“The Peculiar Rule of Peculiar Risk: Do You Know it When You See It?,” California Defense Journal, Winter 1992
“Interpreting Indemnity Contracts,” Bakersfield Business Conference Syllabus, 1993
“The Ever-Growing Thicket of California Civil Code Section 2782”, Construction Defect Journal, January 6, 2012

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • General & Civil Law
  • Real Estate Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(661) 322-3051  Phone
(661) 322-4628  Fax
University Attended:
California State University at Bakersfield, B.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1989, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1981, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1990, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1981, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1980, California

Business and Professional Associations

•Kern County Bar Association

Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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