A founding partner of Eagan Avenatti, LLP, Michael Avenatti has been involved in numerous significant and high-profile legal matters throughout his professional career. His legal practice focuses on complex litigation and legal disputes venued in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Michael Avenatti’s cases are routinely featured in the national and international press, including on national news networks (i.e. CNN) and news magazine shows (i.e. 60 Minutes), as well as in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal. Since co-founding Eagan Avenatti, Michael has been responsible for securing over $400 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients, including a $41 million verdict after a five week jury trial in New Brunswick, New Jersey; a $80.5 million class action settlement against Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) (settlement reached in the middle of trial) in Los Angeles, CA; and a $13 million plus verdict after a six week jury trial in Palm Beach, Florida (won every jury question as to every defendant).
Michael Avenatti is routinely recognized as one of the nation’s foremost trial lawyers. In 2007, he was selected by the Daily Journal Corporation as one of California’s top trial lawyers under 40. Since then, Michael has received numerous honors and awards, including being voted by his peers in Southern California as the top trial lawyer of the year in Orange County in 2009. Most recently, Michael was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Following his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, and while in law school at George Washington University, Michael Avenatti served as a public relations consultant and strategist to litigants and political candidates on a national level. After graduating first in his class at GW (where he presently serves on the Board of Advisors), the law school established the Michael Avenatti Award for Excellence in Pre-Trial and Trial Advocacy, an annual award given to the member of the graduating Juris Doctor class who demonstrates excellence in pre-trial and trial advocacy.