Michael Pines

Michael Pines: Attorney with Pines Salomon Injury Lawyers, APC
Attorney Awards


Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who has also represented major corporations such as Pepsi Cola and Arrowhead Water. He has also represented real estate developers and various HMOs and has handled medical malpractice cases filed against doctors, dentists and pharmaceutical companies. While he was an insurance attorney, Michael learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael's inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Michael knows the entire range of benefits that insurance companies are willing to pay if legal arguments are presented correctly and losses are assigned. On a personal note, Michael was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1957 and later grew up in the Southern states of Kentucky, Tennessee and Louisiana. When Michael was 14, he had to cope with the tragic loss of his father, but his determination and work ethic kept him strong. While attending college at the University of Irvine, Michael worked full time at a grocery store to pay his bills yet still graduated in less than three years. He then received a rull scholarship to go to the Hastings School of Law at the University of California in San Francisco - consistently recognized as one of the nation's best law schools.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
858-952-0713  Phone
858-551-2090  Phone
619-444-4421  Phone
858-444-4421  Phone
858-551-9755  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, B.A., Political Science, 1984
Law School Attended:
Hastings College of the Law, University of California, San Francisco, J.D., 1987
Year of First Admission:
1989, California
American Association for Justice; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego; Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles; Consumer Attorneys of California.
Spanish and Farsi
Birth Information:
Columbus, Ohio, 1957
Reported Cases:
Armstrong v. Breslin, et al. Practice Area: Personal Injury Date: Nov 15, 2006 Outcome: $147,606.36 Verdict/Judgment for Plaintiff; Tahbaz, et al. v. Aguirre Practice Area: Car Accident Date: Oct 27, 2006 Outcome: Family Rec'd Policy Limits; Valencia, et al. v. Robles, et al. Practice Area: Car Accident Date: Apr 18, 2006 Outcome: $750,000 Insurance Policy Limits; Doe Family v. Ford Motor Company Practice Area: Defective & Dangerous Products Date: Feb 27, 2004 Outcome: Family members received $1,200,000.
Hobbies & interests:
Traveling, philanthropy, politics and listening to classical music.
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

4.4/5.0 (2 reviews)
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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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 10/15/11 in Personal Injury

    Michael Pines has been providing exceptional representation for as long as I have known him.

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  • 4.2/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 05/28/13 in Criminal Law

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San Diego, California

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