Millennium Magazine_8th Ed

242 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine LAW AND LAW ENFORCEMENT was partner of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell LLP. Since 2018, Mr. Hassen has excelled as the president of Reallaw, A Professional Corporation in Walnut Creek, California. Attributing his success to his affinity for helping others, Mr. Hassen is especially proud of aiding his clients to avoid lawsuits, and has often been described as a creative thinker and onewho thinks outside of the box. Holding an AV Preeminent Rating through Martindale-Hubbell, he has also contributed his time to the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he was a faculty member in their Intensive Advocacy Program in 1994, 1995 and 1998. In addition, Mr. Hassen runs a class action defense blog, which contains more than 2,000 searchable pages and is routinely read by eminent figures within the legal sphere. Looking toward the future, Mr. Hassen intends to continue implementing change and training other lawyers to best serve their clients. M ichael J. Hassen, Esq., was inspired by his grandmother Ivy Duce, who was acclaimed as a pioneer in women’s rights issues and one of the first women to study law. Driven to lead the same path as her, Mr. Hassen attended the University of California Berkeley, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science, summa cum laude, in 1983 and a JD in 1986. Admitted to practice law in California, the District of Columbia and New York, he has also been admitted before the Supreme Court of the United States; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C., Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits; the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Central Districts of California; and the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York. At the inceptionof his career in 1988, Mr. Hassen served as an associate with Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosentahl until 1991. From there, he joined Miller, Starr & Regalia as partner, holding the prominent role until 2005. From 2005 to 2018, he MICHAEL J. HASSEN, ESQ. PRESIDENT Reallaw, A Professional Corporation Walnut Creek, CA