Michael D. Seplow


Partner, Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP

  • Education
    • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1990
    • Duke University, A.B. magna cum laude, 1985
  • Representative Cases
    • Scott v. County of Los Angeles
      • Represented Estate of Donald Scott in federal civil rights lawsuit against law enforcement officials from the County of Los Angeles and federal government which resulted in a $5 million settlement paid to the plaintiffs for death of Malibu rancher killed during police raid.
    • Sanders v. New York State Department of Correctional Services, County of Los Angeles et al.
      • Represented mentally disabled Los Angeles resident who was wrongfully imprisoned for over two years in New York State prison system. Case resulted in settlements of over $3.5 million against New York State and County of Los Angeles and published Ninth Circuit opinion.
    • Garcia v. City of Los Angeles
      • Represented family who alleged civil rights were violated by Park Rangers Case resulted in settlement of $335,000 and pledge to improve training for Park Rangers to conform to statewide peace officer standards.
    • Effron v. American International Group, Inc.
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • Liscensed to practice law in the state of California since 1990
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
    • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Publications:
    • “Punishing Pundits: People v. Dyleski and the Gag Order as Prior Restraint in High-Profile Cases,” Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 2007, Vol. 39:1195 (co-authored with Paul Hoffman)


Current Courses:

Civil Rights Litigation Clinic, Advanced Civil Rights Litigation Clinic

Prior Courses:

Civil Rights Litigation