TOP CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY SERVING ALL CALIFORNIA COUNTIES
Welcome to the website for the Law Office of Brian Michaels. Los Angeles based Family and Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Michaels has been consistently ranked as one of the top trial attorneys in Southern California. His practice first started in 2002 after leaving his position as a front line Prosecutor in Los Angeles to become a full time defense attorney. Mr. Michaels is now specializing in the litigation of all restraining order matters throughout California, in addition to continuing to serve criminal and family law clients.
MEET ATTORNEY BRIAN MICHAELS
BENEFIT FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF A FORMER PROSECUTOR
Attorney Brian Michaels is one of the rare Attorneys in Southern California who has broad experience as a former Prosecutor as well as an attorney for the Los Angeles Police Department. While most attorneys graduate from law school and go straight into private practice, with little to no training, attorney Michaels spent many years learning how to win trials as a Government Attorney. He received extensive trial training as a Prosecutor and trained younger lawyers in the art of the winning trial before leaving Government service to open his own business over 20 years ago.
HEAR IT FROM OUR THOUSANDS OF CLIENTS
Since opening the Law Office of Brian Michaels attorney Michaels has represented thousands of clients. In 2020 and with the lockdowns in California, Michaels temporarily shuttered his Criminal, and DUI offices after 20 years as a criminal defense attorney. In 2021 his office re-opened as the Restraining Order Lawyer. In addition to continuing to represent individuals charged with crimes, he is now specializing in the litigation of Restraining Order and other related Family Law cases in response to the sharp reduction in policing since 2020. He brings now the same level of tenacity to both filling and prosecuting restraining order cases as he has for the past 25 years in the criminal courts as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. As of March 2023 we are now reopening our office and welcoming criminal clients.
RELATIONSHIPS MATTER. SKILL MATTERS MORE.
GET STARTED WITH A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
In searching for an attorney, while cost is of course an issue, your attorney's ability to win your trial is the single most important thing a client should be looking for in hiring counsel for any legal matter. Mr. Michaels has personally completed nearly 100 Civil and Criminal Jury trials and settled thousands more over his 20 plus year career. If you are hiring an attorney to represent you, be wary of the firm who tells you they can best represent you because of who they know. Hire an attorney because of what they can do. Relationships matter. Skill matters more. That is our firm's mantra.
DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR ATTORNEY
PROVIDING THE TIME FOR YOU AND YOUR CASE
The question of why to hire a private criminal defense attorney is often something most clients will ponder when searching for a resolution of their criminal case. What we bring to your defense and the most important aspect to hiring a private attorney is the time we put into both you personally and your case. Mr. Michaels is 100 percent accessible to his clients and available most hours of the day to handle even the most mundane issue, concern or worry. He handles all of his clients personally and there is no middleman or junior lawyer handling your case. You are hiring Brian Michaels.
WHY HIRE OUR OFFICE
In addition to bringing outstanding legal skill to your case Mr. Michaels has a top-notch investigative team, which includes former members of law enforcement. We are of the firm belief that early intervention in your case and a thorough investigation is what wins cases. This is what sets us apart from the limited resources a Public Defender has. The Government has resources that you don't have. We have those resources as well.
For our Spanish-speaking clients we have a full time Spanish-speaking Paralegal who can help you through all of the aspects of your legal case in Spanish so that you have a full understanding of your case as you go through the process.
Our office has a fair and competitive fee structure given Mr. Michaels extensive experience. We can take Credit Cards and if you qualify offer payment plans in some cases. We offer a one time free 45 minute phone consult and if you are then serious about retaining us, offer an in office consult.
If you are hiring our firm to fight a Restraining Order or Family Law case you will benefit from our flat fee, results oriented approach that is distinct from most Family Law Firms who operate on hourly retainers with little to no incentive to resolve your case as their hours equate into larger fees for them and less money for you in the end.
- Spanish Speaking Services Offered
- Competitive Fee Structure & Free Consultations
- Online & Credit Card Payments
- Top-Notch Investigative Team
- Former Prosecutor
- 10.0 Avvo Rating
- Selected For Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Offices Throughout Southern California