Mike is a life-long Native Nevadan with contacts to both Northern and Southern Nevada. He has substantial experience in the areas of car accidents / personal injury, commercial and business law, premise liability, insurance defense, and Appeals before the Nevada Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit, and United States Supreme Court. Mike won several judgments in excess of $1 Million and also obtained a $5.5 Million settlement for his clients. Additionally, he has successfully defended/prosecuted countless cases involving commercial real estate/construction defect, wrongful death dispute, and Premise Liability claims.
Mike’s trial experience includes both jury and bench trials in civil and criminal matters, and immigration removal hearings.
As to Mike’s dedication to the client, the reviews speak for themselves. Clients have consistently praised Mike for his dedication to them where he always provides them with honest advice. Moreover, he does not believe in overcharging clients or charging them for areas where they do not need an attorney. Mike believes that the attorney-client relationship begins and ends with honest communication, and he strives to meet this expectation since he values his role in the client’s life.
Mike earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law, graduating in the top 25% of his class. He won the CALI Award for Excellence for Torts II and made the Dean's List for academic achievement. He worked as a student attorney for the Clark County Public Defender's Office, an extern for United States District Court (then Chief) Judge Philip M. Pro, and as a research assistant for two law professors. Additionally, he also received training from the Clark County Neighborhood Justice Center to become a mediator for small claims court disputes. Mike earned his B.A. in psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. There, he was an Associate Student Justice for the Judicial Counsel, and a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Nevada; California (inactive); the United States District Court, District of Nevada; and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Mike sits on the Discipline Panel for Southern Nevada for the State Bar of Nevada. Previously, he sat on the Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee. He served as Vice Chair for the Tort Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association committees for Business Litigation, Trial Techniques, and the Plaintiff’s Task Force. Additionally, served on the Executive Counsel for the Young Lawyer’s Section of the State Bar of Nevada.
Mike was President of the UNLV Law School Alumni Association. He also served as a Board Member on the UNLV Alumni Association. He has served as President of the Kiwanis Club American Asians of Las Vegas and taught RICA classes for St. Thomas Moore.
Cashman Photo v. Finkel, 270 P.3d 1259 (Nev. 2012); Smith v. Mahoney's Silver Nugget, 265 P.3d 688 (Nev. 2011); Fayer v. Vaughn, 649 F.3d 1061 (9th Cir. 2011); WMCV Phase 3, LLC v. Glob. Accents, Inc., 685 Fed. Appx. 545 (9th Cir. 2017); Half Dental Franchise, LLC v. Houchin, 403 P.3d 685 (Nev. 2017).