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Brian Russell Michaels

Brian Russell Michaels

Former Top Prosecutor, 23 years Experience, Reasonable Rates
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law
  • California
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Attorney Brian Michaels is a 23 year veteran of the California Criminal And Family Law Courts. Attorney Michaels spent the first 8 years of his career as a big city Prosecutor where he cut his teeth in the trial courts of Los Angeles where he earned accolades as a Top Prosecutor. Attorney Michaels worked for the Los Angeles Police Department during the height of the infamous Rampart Scandal as a Civil Defense Attorney. Michaels is unique among Attorneys in Southern California as very few have any Prosecutorial experience and most set out on their own straight out of Law School. Michaels has intensive training as a Trial Lawyer. For many years attorney Michaels trained and supervised young lawyers in the art of a jury trial. For the last 12 years Michaels has worked exclusively as a Criminal Defense Attorney and handles cases in 5 counties. Now he has turned his practice into a Restraining Order specialization to help cope with the lack of law enforcement in Southern California. There is almost no case too big or too small. We have Spanish speaking staff and are happy to consider payment plans for qualified clients. Our office accepts Checks, Zelle Cash or Credit Card. Mr. Michaels is a complete hands on attorney. You rarely will be dealing with any other junior attorney and he prides himself on his communication. Michaels belongs to many professional organizations and has been featured on numerous news organizations. We offer an initial free 45 minute consult.

Univ of California Santa Barbara
Undergraduate Degree
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University of LaVerne
J.D. (1994) | Law
Honors: Law Review, Deans List, #1 Ranked Student
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Professional Experience
Law Office of Brian Michaels
- Current
Los Angeles City Attorney
Top 1 percent
National Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
Riverside County Bar
- Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Current
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- Current
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Mensa International
- Current
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California State Bar  # 172086
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    45 minute phone consult
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Square and Zelle accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fees are based on complexity of each case and are typically flat and up front. Payment plans available for qualified clients.
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Family Law
Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders
  • Spanish: Spoken
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Main Office
8549 Wilshire Blvd, Suite3134
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Telephone: (310) 991-9179
Fax: (310) 446-0793
Palm Springs
777 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way Suite 200
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Telephone: (760) 902-0592