Our History


Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R) was founded on two guiding principles: an unwavering commitment to a fully engaged workforce, and a strategic industry-focused approach to practicing law. With deep industry knowledge, we immerse ourselves in our clients’ businesses in order to advance their long-term objectives.

From our inception, this unique approach created client demand, necessitating an expansion into Orange County. Specializing in high stakes business litigation, including complex class actions, as well as banking and financial services, the Irvine office would become one of the most respected in the region.

An office in San Francisco followed soon thereafter, in order to meet our clients’ needs, including broad insurance regulatory work. M&R San Francisco has since grown exponentially and now includes a robust litigation practice servicing a vast array of industries.

While most businesses and law firms were struggling, M&R seized the opportunity to open a New York office, adding a talented pool of corporate transactional attorneys. Since that time, the New York Office has grown in size and scope, handling numerous sophisticated transactions and litigation matters. 

M&R then opened a Chicago office, solidifying a Midwest presence, and increased its strength in litigation, regulatory and transactional matters across a range of industries, including insurance, technology, advertising and media, health care, hospitality and the arts.

Meanwhile, our Los Angeles office has continued to thrive. Los Angeles houses M&R's administrative and executive leadership.

Today, we are a national law firm that has never lost sight of our guiding principles.