D. MICHAEL CLAUSS is a partner with the firm.
Education: Mr. Clauss earned a Bachelor of Science — Economics Degree (1980) from St. Bonaventure University, in Olean, New York. Mr. Clauss earned a Juris Doctorate Degree (1986) from Western State University College of Law, in Fullerton, California.
Practice: Mr. Clauss’ practice has been concentrated in civil litigation and trial practice, in State, Federal and Bankruptcy Courts of California, largely in the areas of Business Law and Construction Law, including Mechanic’s Lien and Stop Notice Law, delay and defect claims, Surety Law, complex business and real estate litigation, commercial collections, including provisional remedies and alter ego, and Appellate practice. Mr. Clauss also has significant experience in representing local public entities.
Member: Mr. Clauss is admitted to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California (1989) and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Central (1990), Southern (1992) Northern (1993) and Eastern (1996) Districts; Mr. Clauss is a current member of the American Bar and Los Angeles Bar Associations, and Western Council of Construction Consumers, Legal Advisory and Litigation Committee; Mr. Clauss is a past member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, Orange County Bar Association and Orange County Barristers.
Email: D. Michael Clauss