Agricultural Resources
Arbitration and Mediation
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Litigation Practice
Local Government
Personal Injury
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Trusts and Estates Practice
Water Resources


Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Water Law
  • Public Agency Representation
  • Arbitration and Mediation

Mr. Mason has represented several public agencies in the County of Merced on a variety of issues including personal injury, civil rights and water law. He has also represented a broad spectrum of individuals in actions involving personal injuries. He is a strong advocate for Alternative Dispute Resolution and has frequently served as a mediator or arbitrator in litigation matters. As a litigation practitioner for over thirty-five years, he brings a wealth of experience to civil litigation. Michael also has substantial experience in litigating claims for disability retirements with public agency clients.

Michael has been a litigation attorney since 1970. His last 23 years have been with this firm. He served for five years as a prosecuting attorney with the United States Army and was designated by that Department as a Senior Trial Attorney having served with 101st Airborne Division. He has served as a Board member and as President of the Merced/Mariposa chapter of the American Red Cross; as a Board member and as President of the Castle Air Force Base, Base Community Council; and in 1983 he was elected to the first of two terms as a City of Merced councilman. He also represents a number of corporations and business interests. He is a member of the Merced Downtown Rotary Club.

Mike received his Bachelor’s Degree from Whittier College in 1966 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1969. He served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1970 to 1975.

Mike and his wife Marian enjoy traveling and spending time with their grown children and their families. Mike has been an avid runner since his youth and has completed 11 marathons. He now walks faithfully 4 to 5 miles at least 4 days per week and continues to play golf regularly.

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