Over a career that has spanned nearly forty years, Michael Lehmann has litigated big and small civil cases, representing plaintiffs and, in several cases, defendants. This experience gives him a special perspective that enables him to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a case in a well-rounded manner and serve his clients by focusing on cases and claims with respect to which the client has a fair chance of prevailing. One of his strengths is brief-writing and he has penned many a successful brief before trial and appellate courts. He is respected by his peers in the legal community for bring a savvy, meticulous litigator who treats his fellow lawyers, as well as clients, with civility and respect.
Michael is primarily a business litigator, with an emphasis in the antitrust field. He has been involved in numerous class action antitrust cases, as well as individual cases. He has also done extensive regulatory work for clients before federal and state agencies. In addition, he has participated in numerous international and domestic arbitrations. He has published several articles on antitrust and other matters and has been recognized either generally or in the antitrust field in the publications Best Lawyers in America and San Francisco’s Best Lawyers, as a Northern California Superlawyer, and is the recipient of a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.