For three decades, Partner Mike Eisenbaum has successfully represented hundreds of individuals and businesses in the areas of premises liability, contract liability and enforcement, construction defect, product liability, professional liability, personal injury and property damage litigation. His expertise includes issues related to the duties of landowners, business owners, heavy equipment operators, private security companies and insurance brokers. Having taken several cases to verdict in jury trials over the years, Mike takes pride in providing zealous representation to his clients to achieve a favorable outcome.
Most recently, Mike successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of the firm’s property owner and property manager clients in a premises liability lawsuit. The plaintiff then filed an appeal of the judgment. Following the full briefing and oral argument with the Court of Appeal, the appellate court issued its opinion that the Motion for Summary Judgment was properly granted. All costs were awarded to the prevailing defendants.
Additionally, Mike obtained a full dismissal on behalf of a grading company in a construction defect lawsuit. The case went to mediation, at which time Mike’s client received a demand from the developer for more than $50,000. Mike offered a nominal sum at mediation and put a 30-day time limit for the amount to be accepted. Months later, developer’s counsel made multiple lower demands which Gray·Duffy rejected. Ultimately, the developer’s counsel dismissed Mike’s client, demonstrating that when Gray·Duffy says an offer is off the table, we mean it, establishing our credibility and toughness for the next case against the same firm.