Michelman & Robinson, LLP at a Glance


  • “Flexible Hours”
  • “Opportunity for substantial work”
  • “Strong emphasis on and training in business development”


  • “Disappointing compensation package”
  • “Lack of female partner role models”

About Michelman & Robinson, LLP

With 64 attorneys across five offices--four in California, one in New York--Michelman & Robinson, LLP is future-focused and poised to expand.  Representing clients across diverse array of industries coupled with significant victories in several of its busy practice areas in recent years, this growing firm is sure to widen its national presence. The firm's management encourages associates to be an integral part of its growth strategy, providing the mentoring and resources to make it happen.

Small Firm, Big Impact

Don't let size fool you.  While M&R may be a smaller firm than many of its competitors--it has only been operating since 1999, after all--that hasn't stopped it from being a major contender for high-profile work across a variety of practice areas.  Superstar partners and co-founders Sanford L. Michelman, a litigator, and Mark B. Robinson, a transactional lawyer, have added to their team at a rapid pace.  In addition to its well-known insurance litigation practice, M&R boasts expertise in numerous fields ranging from advertising and marketing to corporate finance to a robust health care practice.  While it continues to be primarily West-Coast based, the firm's clients--which range from Fortune 500 companies to financial institutions, high-tech and industrial enterprises, real-estate developers, government agencies, entrepreneurs in major and emerging industries, educational institutions and philanthropic institutions, as well as individuals and small and mid-sized businesses--are all over the globe, and it continues to attract top talent to fill its growing list of litigation and transactional practice areas.

Health is Wealth

M&R's Health Care Law Department has achieved recognition in the Golden State and beyond for its success with provider reimbursement disputes against payers. M&R is currently representing a hospital management company against allegations that it engaged in unlawful practices and unfair competition concerning its admission and transfer policies. Plaintiffs are seeking in excess of $50 million with injunctive relief.  The firm boasts an impressive roster of experts in the health care industry, which keeps these high profile clients coming back.

Insurance Insiders

M&R is perhaps best known for its representation of private equity sponsored insurance company consolidators, and three of its long-time clients are now among the top 15 insurance brokers in the U.S. While mergers & acquisitions has been the firm's bread and butter in this space, M&R also prides itself on handling litigation, employment and intellectual property matters for these billion dollar acquirers. In one recent victory, M&R successfully defended an insurance carrier company against class action claims brought under California's Invasion of Privacy Act. 

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Michelman & Robinson, LLP

15760 Ventura Boulevard, 5th Floor
Encino, CA 91436


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Firm Managing Partner: Dana Kravetz
  • Office Managing Partners: Ron Camhi (Los Angeles); Mona Hanna (Orange County); William Adams (San Francisco)
  • Total No. Attorneys 2015: 64

  • Employment Contact
    Alexandra G. Mai
    Director of Legal Recruiting 
    Phone: (415) 857-6761
    Email: amai@mrllp.com

  • Base Salary
    1st year to 3rd year:
    $100,000 to $140,000
    4th year to 6th year:
    $125,000 to $170,000
    7th year to 9th year:
    $160,000 to $200,000
    10th year and above:
    Summer associate:

  • Summer Associate Offers
    6 out of 8 (2014)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Commercial & Business Litigation
    Corporate & Securities
    Intellectual Property
    Labor & Employment
    Real Estate
    Regulatory & Administrative
    White Collar
    Advertising & Digital Media
    Banking & Financial Services
    Government & Municipalities
    Health Care
    Internet, Software & Technology
    Retail & Apparel

Major Office Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Orange County, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Francisco, CA

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