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Michael Chung

Michael Chung

Senior Counsel

Michael Chung is an experienced litigator, concentrating his practice on the defense of automotive clients in product liability and warranty litigation. He also represents clients in general commercial litigation.

Well-versed in consumer warranty law, he is responsible for the day-to-day case workup, discovery and settlement negotiations for such matters from intake to trial. Michael regularly conducts depositions as well as writing and filing motions for summary judgment and demurrers for a major international automobile manufacturer and national restaurant franchise. 

His previous experience includes starting the Korea practice of a Los Angeles trial firm, where he represented Korea-based companies (both public and private) in commercial litigation matters in federal and state court. Michael is fluent in Korean having attended both elementary and middle school at Seoul Foreign School. He is also Regional Governor for the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL), a member of the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) E-Newsletter Committee and a member of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California (KABA).     

Michael graduated from Northwestern University, obtaining his degree in Economics and Political Science in three years and from the University of Chicago Law School.


Bar Admissions

  • California, 2006


  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2005
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 2002

Professional Associations

    • International Association of Korean Lawyers
      —Regional Governor, 2017 – 2023
    • Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
    • California Minority Counsel Program
      —E-Newsletter Committee


  • Korean

Recent News, Events and Blogs

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Speaking Engagements

  • "Discovery Issues to Look Out for In 2024 Including SB 235’s Changes to Civil Discovery Act," Presenter, Webinar, February 2024