Tel: 415.453.0555

Michael A. Vasquez

Michael A. Vasquez
Partner
T: 415.453.0555
mvasquez@vandelaw.com
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Michael A. Vasquez has practiced law in California since 1984.  Before establishing Vasquez Estrada & Conway LLP, Mike was a partner in the San Francisco office of Hinshaw & Culbertson, a 300 attorney, national law firm based in Chicago, IL.  Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson, Mike was a partner in the San Francisco firm of Long & Levit.  Mike earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1981, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco in 1984.  He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California.

Mike has defended asbestos-related personal injury suits since 1991.  His relationship with the firm’s largest asbestos clients is of thirteen years standing.  In addition to his products liability practice, Mike has defended dentists, doctors, lawyers, real estate agents and brokers in professional negligence suits.  Mike has also defended non-asbestos products liability, personal injury and premises liability cases; he has prosecuted personal injury actions on behalf of plaintiffs.  Mike has arbitrated and mediated numerous matters, and has tried more than 23 cases to juries, including seven trials to verdict.

Mike has published articles in the areas of civil procedure and professional liability.  These include, “Apportionment of Damage Awards under Proposition 51: New Developments,” Legal Ledger, Vol. 4, No. 4, Sept. 1993;  Action Guide: Meeting Statutory Deadlines  (co-author), Continuing Education of the Bar, University of California/State Bar of California, 1990; “TMJ Claims Prevention Tips,” Journal of the California Dental Association, 1990.  Mike has been named a Northern California “Super Lawyer” for 2006 by San Francisco Magazine.

Mike is a member of the American Bar Association, the Marin County Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Defense Research Institute and the La Raza Lawyers Association.