Dedication to excellence in the legal field since 1985
Since 1985, Irvine business attorney Michael A. Naso has been highly respected by great lawyers for his dedication to excellence in the legal field.
Even before he attended law school, Michael A. Naso’s abilities in the legal area were given high regard by some of the best attorneys in the country. While working as the defense team law clerk on one of the most highly publicized cases in the country (U.S. v. Paul Castellano) Michael A. Naso was given letters of recommendation from the lead prosecutors in the case. Even though they were on opposite sides of the case, the prosecutors noted Michael A. Naso’s dedication to excellence in his work on the case.
While attending Southwestern University School of Law on a Full Tuition Scholarship, Michael A. Naso worked for several law firms dedicated to civil litigation assisting the attorneys in their preparations for trial. By the time he became a lawyer, Michael A. Naso had more experience in civil litigation than many lawyers practicing for several years.
The partners of Daniels, Baratta and Fine showed great faith in Michael A. Naso when they allowed him to try his first case for a very wealthy business man and his wife against claims that the wife beat up the maid. The maid sought punitive damages which are not covered by insurance. At the time, the firm had a strict policy that only partners could try cases where punitive damages were sought.
In the first day of trial, a priest testified that the wife admitted to beating up the maid saying: “She must have been possessed by Satan.” The Judge then ordered Michael A. Naso to advise the senior partner of the firm that in his opinion, the defendants could not prevail because jurors do not disregard the testimony of priests. After the maid failed to take a large settlement offer made against Michael A. Naso’s advice, Michael A. Naso obtained a favorable verdict for his clients by convincing the jurors the priest was not truthful.
Since his first trial, Michael A. Naso, the business lawyer Irvine and nearby areas can count on for outstanding representation, has obtained excellent results for his clients in the great majority of his trials in the areas of business litigation, real estate litigation, and personal injury litigation.
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Although Irvine business attorney Michael A. Naso has had great success in trying cases, he prides himself on his ability to settle cases quickly and economically for the great majority of his clients. For example, Michael A. Naso represented a security company that was sued for wrongful death related to a shooting at a sporting event. In the incident, a gang banger shot and killed one spectator and shot and seriously wounded another. The seriously wounded woman was represented by one of the best plaintiffs’ law firms in the country, Girardi & Kease. Michael A. Naso was able to settle the claims of the dead man’s 3 children and the seriously wounded woman for a total of $10,000.00; $2,500 to each. Michael A. Naso was able to do this by investigating the incident and providing valuable information to the plaintiffs’ lawyers that was used to go after another defendant. Michael A. Naso then filed a Motion for Summary Judgment against the company which owned the location where the incident occurred and obtained a judgment in his client’s favor.
In his first legal malpractice case, Michael A. Naso went up against one of the nation’s leading legal malpractice experts, attorney Ronald E. Mallen. Mr. Mallen’s firm filed a Demurrer claiming that the plaintiff’s action filed by Michael A. Naso was barred by the Statute of Limitations because the alleged malpractice had occurred over 12 years earlier. Mr. Mallen actually wrote the Statute of Limitations for legal malpractice which the California legislature adopted in its entirety. After 2 hearings on the Demurrer, the court ruled in Michael A. Naso’s favor. Mr. Mallen’s firm later filed a Motion for Summary Judgment claiming the action was barred by the Statute of Limitations. Michael A. Naso prevailed on the motion and thereafter settled the case for a large confidential sum for his client.
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What Our Clients Say:
Under the leadership of Michael A. Naso, the business lawyer Irvine clients can rely on for dedicated service, our firm has established a proven track record of success in and out of the court room. The great majority of our clients are so happy with our services that they pay us the ultimate compliment: They refer us further business.
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- Representative Trials Representative Settlements
- The priest lied?
- The escrow company defrauded a terminally ill Seller of the sales proceeds?
- The Dr. never looked at the test results?
- The step daughter did what?
- His long time partner’s widow defrauded him?
- The attorney took the Broker’s commission?
- The seller misrepresented the value of desert property?
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- DEFENSE SETTLEMENTS
Sometimes paying off a plaintiff to settle a lawsuit is the worst thing you can do
Sometimes paying a nominal settlement is worth it.
On many occasions, a client’s insurance company can be convinced to pay for the defense and for the damages related to an incident.
- PLAINTIFF’S SETTLEMENTS
Nobody else wanted the case because they thought it was time barred.
Although most slip in fall cases are defensed at trial, Michael A. Naso obtained a great result for his client...
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