Michael H. Raichelson grew up in the Los Angeles area and has been practicing law for over 20 years, focusing on all aspects of bankruptcy, collections, and business litigation. He is the owner of The Law Offices of Michael H. Raichelson, and he is also General Counsel to a large collection litigation firm. Mr. Raichelson is a past member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the California Bankruptcy Forum, the Los Angeles County Bankruptcy Forum and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. Mr. Raichelson has been recognized as a California Super Lawyer for Southern California on multiple occasions. He has been involved in numerous business litigation and bankruptcy cases throughout Southern California, with clients located in Los Angeles, Kern, Santa Barbara, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura counties. Mr. Raichelson also has tried numerous jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts, and he has represented clients in arbitration proceedings.
He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science. Mr. Raichelson earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law. Since then, he has taught numerous paralegal and legal classes and lectured to elementary, junior high school, and high school students regarding their legal rights and responsibilities. As an attorney-coach for the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Mr. Raichelson educated high school students concerning trial skills, and he also has served on the Board of Governors for United Cerebral Palsy. He has substantial experience in complex litigation, representing clients throughout the United States in state and federal courts, including the federal multi-district court. Mr. Raichelson previously worked for firms specializing in real estate litigation, as well as for a full-service multi-state law firm. He has represented countless consumers in bankruptcy, and he also has represented real estate developers and brokers, mortgage and escrow companies, contractors, law firms, banks, insurers, and corporate directors and officers.