|Position:||CEO, Senior Counsel|
|Direct Line:||(562) 216-4441|
|Assistant’s Phone:||(562) 216-4458|
Mr. Michel has long been recognized as one of the leading authorities on firearms law at both the state and federal level, and has played a significant role in defending and helping to shape 2nd Amendment Rights and legislation for over 2 decades. He has been instrumental in crafting some of the most important legal challenges to legislative efforts that impede gun rights guaranteed in the Constitution and represents many of the most prominent firearms organizations, including the National Rifle Association and the California Rifle and Pistol Association.
He has been profiled in recognition of his work in multiple periodicals, TV and radio interviews and has published extensively regarding firearms law. He is a regular commentator on the NRA’s video & radio reports and is a frequent contributor to national media discussions concerning 2nd Amendment Rights. He is an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California, where he teaches firearms law. He is the author of the book California Gun Laws – A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations and is the CEO and Senior Partner at Michel & Associates, the largest firearms law firm in the U.S.
Mr. Michel began his career with a coveted judicial clerkship with U.S. District Court Judge William J. Rea in Los Angeles. He worked as a criminal prosecutor for the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office and as an advocate with the L.A. Federal Public Defender’s office. Mr. Michel also practiced environmental & general civil litigation as an attorney at the renowned international law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP. While at O’Melveny, Mr. Michel represented multinational corporations and such notable clients as Exxon Corporation in connection with the Exxon Valdez oil spill. He also served as Staff Counsel to the “Christopher Commission,” which investigated the L.A. Police Department (LAPD) in the wake of the Rodney King incident under the leadership of former Secretary of State Warren Christopher.