Michael D. Seplow


Partner, Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes, LLP 


Michael D. Seplow is a partner at Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes, LLP where his practice focuses on civil rights and employment litigation.   Mr. Seplow has been litigating police misconduct cases since 1992 and has been actively involved in several successful civil rights cases, including a case in which a mentally disabled Los Angeles resident was wrongfully imprisoned in New York State for two years, which resulted in a published decision (Lee v. City of Los Angeles, 250 F.3d 668 (9th Cir. 2001)) and a $3.75 million settlement.

Mr. Seplow is a 1990 graduate of UCLA School of Law and received his A.B Degree from Duke University in 1985, He was  an adjunct professor at UC Irvine School of Law from 2014-2017, teaching civil rights litigation (2014-2017).

Mr. Seplow has been named as a “Super Lawyer” from 2004-2020 by Los Angeles Magazine. For his work on the appeal before the California Supreme Court in the case of B.B v. County of Los Angeles, 10 Cal. 5th 1 (2020) Mr. Seplow (as well as his co-counsel) received the California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) Award for 2020 by the Los Angeles Daily Journal in March 2021. 

Mr. Seplow is a member of various professional organizations, including the National Police Accountability Project (NPAP), California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.


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