Michael S. Eisenbaum, a Partner with Gray•Duffy, LLP, has a diversified practice which includes extensive litigation experience. He 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.
Mr. Eisenbaum’s expertise includes handling a variety of civil lawsuits from inception through trial and appeal, dealing with the duties of landowners, business owners, heavy equipment operators, and private security companies. He also litigates cases involving various forms of property damage arising out of soil movement, fire, and other causes. In addition, he represents insurance brokers with respect to errors and omissions claims.
Mr. Eisenbaum obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1990 from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was a member of the Pepperdine Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Colorado State University in 1987. He grew up in Denver, Colorado.
He was admitted to the California Bar in 1990, and is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
- State Bar of California
- San Fernando Valley Bar Association
- Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (The CLM) – Member, Property Committee and Webinar Development Committee
Recognition and Awards
- Pepperdine Law Review 1989-1990
- Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Pepperdine University School of Law 1989-1990
Legal Writings, Articles and Publications
- Article: “Defending a Contractor’s Never-Ending Liability”
Published: Construction Claims
- Article: “Subcontractors Beware: Understand Your Liability and Defense Obligations in Contracts”
Published: Professional Builder
- Article: Making It Clear: There is confusion with California’s Right to Repair Act“
Published: Construction Today
- Article: Corporate Protections: Are they Illusory for the Small Business Owner?“
Published: California CEO
- Article: Best Methods for Setting Aside a Default Judgment“
Published: Claims Journal
- Article: “Documenting a Defense Against E&O Claims”
Published: Risk Management
- Article: How’s Your Judge?
Published: The Recorder
- Article: Claiming Victory
Published: Risk & Insurance magazine
- Article: “Read My Lips: How Plaintiffs Behave at Trial Can Foretell How Juries will React to their Testimony at Trial
Published: Best’s Review
- Article: “Is the Business Owner Safe from Civil Liability for Third Party Criminal Activity on Your Premises?”
- Marshall v. Playa L&M Enterprises, et al. California Court of Appeal Case No. B187160, Decided February 28, 2007
- Mai v. Melchiori Construction, California Court of Appeal Case No. B213961, Decided September 21, 2010
- Special Guest Speaker, Los Angeles World Airports: Toxic Mold Litigation
- Speaker, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association 2014 Annual Conference: Indemnity Agreements in Construction Contracts
Successfully negotiated a dismissal for a crane company in a wrongful death action filed in Bakersfield, California by the family of the deceased.
- Bradley K. Joseph, M.D., et al. v. 926 Olive Street, et al.
- Kathleen Corbin, et al. v. Michael Tansey
- Winifred McCloud, et al. v. El Tapatio Markets
- Trung Mai, et al. v. Melchiori Construction Company, et al.
- Todd Carroll v. Donald T. Sterling, et al
- Brenda Parker and Chesley Parker v. Ocean Breeze Villas
- US Merchant Services v. Incom International, et al.
- Execujob, LLC v. Trident Labs
- Guzman v. Americhine Trading
- Edward James Marshall v. Playa L&M Enterprises
- Andre Hill-Bey v. Park Village Partners
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