Michael Drury

Michael Drury: Attorney with McCloskey, Waring & Waisman LLP


Michael Drury is a partner of McCloskey, Waring & Waisman LLP. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including commercial and business litigation, disabled access litigation, employment law and insurance coverage litigation. Mr. Drury practiced for many years at the National law firms of Greenberg Traurig and Arter & Hadden. Mike represents clients in a broad range of commercial and real estate lawsuits, including breach of contract and collection claims, shipping disputes, lease negotiations and partnership disputes.

Mr. Drury's practice also focuses on advising and counseling insurance companies with respect to insurance coverage and representing insurance companies in coverage litigation involving construction claims, breach of contract claims, workers compensation coverage and bad faith claims. Mr. Drury has successfully litigated numerous inter-carrier disputes involving primary/excess coverage, additional insured coverage and contribution, indemnity and subrogation claims.

Mr. Drury also represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has represented various public entities against claims of disability discrimination by public employees and union members. Mr. Drury also advises clients regarding workplace policies and procedures, including accommodating disabilities and modifying job duties as requested. Mike has significant experience representing management in a wide array of employment litigation, including arbitration and mediation with respect to claims arising from wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and age, race and disability discrimination.

He has also defended fitness centers, grocery stores, developers, retail establishments and public entities against disabled access claims under both Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as the Unruh Act and California Disabled Persons Act. Mike was lead trial counsel in two separate cases tried to verdict in California. The first case was a Title II ADA claim filed against a large Southern California City pertaining to accessibility issues with sidewalks and curb ramps throughout the City. The case was tried in the Central District Court of California. The second trial took place in San Diego Superior Court and focused on claims for breach of contract, fraud, quantum merit and unjust enrichment arising from a public works contract issued by the City of San Diego

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Coverage and Coverage Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
619-237-3095  Phone
619-237-3789  Fax
Mailing Address:
550 West "C" Street, Suite 2050, San Diego, CA 92130
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame, B.A.
Law School Attended:
University of San Diego, J.D., 1995; University of San Diego, LL.M., 2005
Year of First Admission:
1995, California
San Diego County Bar Association; State Bar of California.

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