My grandfather was a lawyer, my father was a lawyer, and I started working with my father in 1982 litigating criminal and family law cases. In 1982 I passed the bar after graduating CUM LAUDE from California Western School of Law. I was accepted into the US Navy as a Judge Advocate General (i.e., lawyer in the Navy), and I tried many felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, I was in charge of the Navy's equivalent to the Personal Injury Section for a year, and I gained much criminal and civil experience.
In 1986, I was honorably discharged from the Navy, and I entered private practice with my father. Even since, I have tried many criminal (both felony and misdemeanor) cases, family law cases, and personal injury cases. I also did Chapter 7 Bankruptcies for almost 20 years.
My practice now centers on contracts, criminal, personal injury, all family law (divorce, TPO, child custody), and general civil litigation. and my hourly fee of $250.00 per hour (negotiable) is lower than most other attorneys, simply because my overhead is lower. I also have a paralegal service for those who cannot afford an attorney. I believe in justice, and my one goal is to serve my client's best interest, always.
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Going to court is not easy, it can be a very scary or emotional process. Having the best attorney in your corner is key to getting the best outcome. Michael Root is so passionate about his clients and their cases. He will fight for you and keep the law on your side.