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Michael Stephenson

Michael Stephenson

Senior Attorney at Los Angeles Bicycle Law, Bay Area Bicycle Law
  • Personal Injury
  • California
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Michael Stephenson, founder and Senior Attorney at Bay Area Bicycle Law, has been selected as one of the “10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys” in California by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, and is a member of the National Trial Lawyers’ prestigious “Top 40 Under 40,” of the “Million Dollar Advocates Forum,” and of “Lawyers of Distinction” (which limits its membership to the top 10% of attorneys in the United States). He began his career trying misdemeanor cases in Oregon as a public defender in 2007. Mr. Stephenson’s legal skills have been praised in open court by both state and federal judges, by opposing lawyers, and, of course, by his clients and their families. He is himself a skilled cyclist and is an expert at proving liability and damages in cases where a cyclist has been injured. In his spare time, he volunteers as a legal counsel for bicycle advocacy groups in California, including California Bicycle Coalition, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and others.

In law school, Mr. Stephenson was awarded “Most Outstanding Trial Advocate” at the American Trial Lawyers Association’s (now The American Association for Justice) West Coast Regional Trial Championships. He graduated top of his class with Honors at the University of Oregon Law School and was a Managing Editor of the Law Review. During law school he was also an extern for the Honorable Ann Aiken, the Chief Federal Judge of the United States District Court for the Oregon District Federal Court. Mr. Stephenson was awarded the law school’s “Pro Bono Award” in recognition of his substantial volunteer legal work in defending low-income clients in hearings and jury trials in state court. Mr. Stephenson earned his Bachelor’s degree in three years at Brown University, Rhode Island.

University of Oregon School of Law
Oregon Law Review, Mock Trial Team, Academic Choice for Excellence Tutor, Order of the Coif (Top 10% of Students)
Brown University
B.A. (2001)
Professional Experience
Los Angeles Bicycle Law
- Current
Bay Area Bicycle Law
- Current
Davis, Wright, Trmaine LLP
Defense Attorney
Public Defender Services of Lane County
Articles & Publications
Legal Writings
State Bar Litigation Journal, the State Bar Professional Liability Newsletter, the Portland Business Journal, and other publications
10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
State Bar of California # 270724
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Area
  • Personal Injury
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken
  • Mandarin: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Bay Area Bicycle Law
Los Angeles Bicycle Law
Bay Area Bicycle Law
Contact & Map
Bay Area Bicycle Law
44 Montgomery Street
Suite 1610
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone: (415) 466-8717
Los Angeles Office
3415 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Telephone: (424) 230-3240