Michael C. Lubin

SUMMARY

Michael C. Lubin is a trial attorney at the firm’s Orange County office. His practice focuses on general civil litigation, professional liability defense, employment law, and public entity liability defense. Mr. Lubin has represented both public and private entities in civil litigation matters involving dangerous conditions of public property, property damage, serious personal injury, and allegations of breach of contract, negligence and intentional misconduct.

Mr. Lubin has presented numerous seminars to professional organizations on issues ranging from ADA compliance to critical employment law issues facing architects and engineers.

Mr. Lubin received his Juris Doctor from Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law in 2013, and served as a member of the Chapman Law Review.

EXPERIENCE

Won Favorable Verdict for County In Slip and Fall Suit: Citizen trip and fall resulted in injuries and claim for dangerous condition of public property. Jury trial resulted in verdict for plaintiff significantly diminished by comparative negligence against plaintiff and total verdict substantially lower than the plaintiff’s demand before trial.

Negotiated Favorable Settlement for County in Employment Discrimination Case: County employee claimed harassment, discrimination, and retaliation based on race, religious beliefs, and protected status. Successfully negotiated a settlement for approximately 2% of the plaintiff’s initial $2 million demand at mediation after a detailed and targeted discovery campaign attacking the plaintiff’s factual allegations and damages claims.

Negotiated Dismissal of Negligence Claim Against Traffic Engineer: Client was sued for negligence after the plaintiff was injured riding her bicycle over a traffic measuring device. We were able to convince plaintiff to dismiss our client from the case without paying any settlement by arguing no liability for the acts of an independent contractor.

Obtained Dismissal of County as Client in Dangerous Condition Lawsuit: Plaintiff claimed she was injured by a dangerous condition of public property when she allegedly tripped on a hole in a public park soccer field. Plaintiff agreed to dismiss county after we filed a strong motion for summary judgment without incurring the costs to prepare a reply or argue the motion.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • State Bar of California