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Michele Seltzer

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Michele Seltzer

818-827-9209

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Michele draws upon her broad experience in multiple practice areas to provide her clients with comprehensive legal services, particularly in litigation.  In addition to her many wins at trial, binding arbitrations, and dispositive hearings, Michele considers her greatest successes to include the many settlements that she has negotiated, which have not only saved her clients from the expense of continued litigation, but have even salvaged key business relationships for her clients.

Michele has represented clients ranging from individual investors and small business owners to Fortune 100, multi-national corporations.  She litigates in State and Federal Court, as well as before the BAP and Court of Appeals, on disputes that include real estate, business, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, product liability, general negligence, professional liability (attorneys, architects, and engineers), elder abuse, construction defect, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, and catastrophic injury actions.

Representative Matters

Education

  • Obtained a non-suit at trial on behalf of Defendants in a partnership dispute.
  • Obtained an arbitration award including punitive damages on behalf of investors in a business scheme.
  • Negotiated a settlement, inclusive of attorneys’ fees, on behalf of homeowners whose contractor failed to properly construct their home, and then abandoned them during construction.
  • Negotiated an early settlement on behalf of a company for nearly the full value of losses associated with defective machinery.
  • Successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of a business owner defendant in a personal injury action.
  • Negotiated a successful settlement of potential claims arising out of defective machinery without initiating legal action.
  • UC Riverside; B.A. Political Science 1996
  • Loyola Law School, J.D. 2000

Admissions, Memberships and Qualifications

Publications & Presentations

  • All California State Courts and Courts of Appeal
  • Federal District Court for the Central District of California
  • Board Member (2009-2011) and active supporter (2008-present) of LA’s BEST Friends, one of the nation’s top after school enrichment programs for Los Angeles elementary school children
  • Named a “Rising Star” by Los Angeles Magazine 2009, 2010 and 2011, an honor given to only to the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 in the region.