Michael J. Appel

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  • Partner at Appel Law Firm LLP (4 Attorneys)
  • One Walnut Creek Center, 100 Pringle Avenue, Suite 730, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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For over 35 years, Mike Appel has devoted his practice exclusively to personal injury and wrongful death cases. He represents clients throughout California, both in State and Federal courts.

Born and raised in Redondo Beach, Mike attended St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, California, where he majored in English. He was an editor of the college's literary magazine, "The Phoenix." He also played rugby for the Gaels, and was a member of the team that went on the first annual rugby tour of the East Coast. Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970. At graduation he also received the Alumni Medal for English.

In 1973, Mike received his Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California. He has been admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the California Supreme Court.

Mike is also a part-time teacher at De La Salle High School in Concord, California. He teaches American Studies: The Law and AP Government & Politics.

Professional Associations and Memberships

• State Bar of California, Membe

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Construction Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Elder Abuse
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
877-237-4699  Phone
(925) 938-2000  Phone
(925) 938-2728  Fax
University Attended:
St. Mary's College of California, B.A., 1970
Law School Attended:
Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
1973, U.S. District Court Northern District of California; 1980, U.S. District Court Eastern District of California; 1986, U.S. District Court Central District of California; 1974, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; 1982, U.S. District Court Southern District of California; 1973, California; 1977, U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of California.
Birth Information:
Hawthorne, California, March 10, 1948
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