Michael G. York
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Michael G. York
Firm: WHGC, P.L.C.
Address: 1301 Dove Street
Suite 1050
Newport Beach, CA 92660-2484
Phone: 866-970-0186 (Toll Free)
Fax: 949-833-2281
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Web site: http://www.whglawfirm.com
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Michael York is a seasoned litigator with 35 years of experience and he serves as an Of Counsel to WHGC.  He has extensive appellate experience and is in the final stage of becoming certified as an Appellate Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  He has handled over 50 appeals, including 3 appeals before the California Supreme Court, and has prepared over 100 briefs for the appellate courts.  His appeals have covered such issues as punitive damages, priorities among claims and liens, the proper measure of damages, and attorney’s fees. His success rate in appeals is four times higher than the average.  One of his greatest successes was winning an appeal worth $40 million dollars. 

His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, business law and litigation, bankruptcy and all areas of real estate law.  He has handled virtually every kind of issue that arises in these areas of law.  His clients have included large corporations, small businesses, individual entrepreneurs and even other attorneys.

He also has over 30 years' experience as a temporary judge (Judge Pro Tem) and 15 years' experience as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.  He has also served as an arbitrator for the Orange County Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Program and has served as a lecturer for Continuing Education of the Bar. 

Bar Admissions:
California, 1979
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
Education:
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1979
J.D.

University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 1976
B.S.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Orange County Superior Court: Unlimited and Limited Cases
Temporary Judge

Orange County Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Program
Arbitrator

Orange County Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program
Member

Orange County Bar Association Client Relations Committee
Member

American Arbitration Association
Arbitrator

Continuing Education of the Bar
Lecturer

West Practice Categories:
Employment Law -- Employee, Employment Law -- Employer, Labor Law, Real Estate Law
Profile Last Updated:
11/18/2014

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