Michael R. Williams is a business litigator who handles cases involving a wide range of legal issues, including commercial contract and real estate disputes, business torts, trade secrets, professional negligence, employment discrimination, and insurance recovery. He has substantial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of state and federal litigation, as well as in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mike has been voted a "rising star" among Southern California litigators in a survey published by Los Angeles Magazine.
Mike serves on the Boards of Directors of the Public Law Center and University of California, Davis School of Law Alumni Association. He also is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association, including most recently serving as the Chair of the OCBA's Business Litigation Section in 2007.
Mike graduated in the top 5% of his class from the University of California, Davis School of Law, where he was an Executive Editor of the UC Davis Law Review and was admitted to the Order of the Coif. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge. Prior to joining Bienert, Miller & Katzman, Mike practiced in the litigation group of Irell & Manella LLP and Connor, Fletcher & Williams.