Michael S. Eisenbaum


Gray•Duffy, LLP

15760 Ventura Blvd.,
16th Floor
Encino, CA 91436










  • Pepperdine University School of Law (JD, 1990)
  • Colorado State University (BA, 1987)

Michael S. Eisenbaum


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 May 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.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association

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: “Is the Business Owner Safe from Civil Liability for Third Party Criminal Activity on Your Premises?”
    January 2006

Appellate Opinions

  • 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

Speaking Engagements

  • Special Guest Speaker, Los Angeles World Airports: Toxic Mold Litigation

Representative Cases