Michael R. Williams

Michael R. Williams: Attorney with Bienert | Katzman PC
  • Partner at Bienert | Katzman PC (13 Attorneys)
  • 903 Calle Amanecer, Suite 350, San Clemente, CA 92673
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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.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
949-484-6853  Phone
949-369-3701  Fax
University Attended:
California State University, Northridge, B.A., Political Science, 1994
Law School Attended:
University of California, Davis, J.D., 1997
Year of First Admission:
1997, California
Orange County Bar Association (Chair, Business Litigation Section, 2007).

Prosecution of breach of contract and fraud claims on behalf of a group of entrepreneurs and privately-held companies in the automotive accessories business. Mike's clients were awarded a $55 million judgment following a six-week bench trial; Defense of business tort claims on behalf of a major Southern California land developer and one of the nation's largest waste disposal companies. All claims against both clients were dismissed under California's anti-SLAPP statute; Defense of an international pharmaceutical company against anti-trust claims brought on behalf of a class of California consumers. All claims against Mike's client were dismissed on summary judgment; Defense of a private equity firm and its principals in a series of arbitration and litigation proceedings in which Mike's clients were alleged to have misappropriated trade secrets and breached fiduciary duties in connection with a portfolio investment. After defeating the plaintiff's request for a preliminary injunction and obtaining a series of favorable rulings on key issues, Mike's clients entered into a highly favorable settlement; Prosecution of bad faith claims against insurance companies on behalf of clients in the property management, food products, cement manufacturing, and real estate development industries. In each case, Mike's client received a multi-million dollar settlement.
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