Michael is an experienced litigator. He concentrates his practice on product liability, warranty litigation and general commercial litigation.
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 has handled the successful defense of a multi-million dollar claim on behalf of a major Korean light-emitting diode (LED) manufacturer in federal district court; the defense of a former executive of a Korean battery manufacturer in state court in a cross-border dispute where issues of both Korean and U.S. law were implicated; and an appeal on behalf of a Korea-based electronics parts manufacturer of a $1 million breach of contract action before the California Court of Appeal, resulting in the reduction of an adverse trial court judgment by over $400,000.
Michael is fluent in Korean having attended both elementary and middle school at Seoul Foreign School. Michael 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.