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Michael Fields

After a 47 year career as a personal injury trial attorney, Michael retired from the active practice of law on June 30, 2015. He remains an active member of the State Bar of California. He writes for legal publications and lectures on legal topics, primarily in the area of arbitrations, mediations, and tort lien claims. He is an independent arbitrator, mediator, and discovery referee under his firm name, “Michael S. Fields, Esq., Arbitrator and Mediator Services.”


He has training and expertise in arbitration and mediation law, with considerable familiarity of the California Arbitration Act, Federal Arbitration Act, California’s Ethics Standards for Neutral Arbitrators, and California’s mediator laws. Additionally, during his legal career, he acted as an arbitrator or mediator for well-over 100 times. 


For most of his legal career, Michael was a personal injury trial attorney representing plaintiffs in state and federal court. He estimates that he had over 500 juries, court, and arbitration proceedings to a conclusion. He has been a bar leader with many bar associations, including Los Angeles County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Business Trial Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and Trial Practice Inn of Court.