MICHAEL L. MAU, ESQ. – ATTORNEY AT LAW
Michael L. Mau, Esq. has over 20 years of law practice as as an attorney, with extensive civil litigation experience focusing on Construction, Real Estate and Business Law. Licensed to practice by the State Bar Association of California, and representation is limited to the State of California. Mr. Mau personally interviews and screens every potential client before The Mau Law Firm can be retained, and once retained, he directly oversees a client’s file even if one of our independent contract attorneys is providing legal services. Mr. Mau presently serves as a Lawyer or Attorney, Arbitrator and Mediator. Please contact him directly for a one on one consultation.
The Mau Law Firm, San Francisco, CA
Managing Attorney, 1999 – current
Settlement Conference Officer – San Francisco Superior Court
Fee Arbitrator – Bar Association of San Francisco
Fee Arbitrator – San Mateo County Bar Association
City of Pacifica
Commissioner – Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commission, 2015-2017
Member – Rent Advisory Task Force, 2016-2017
Member – Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee, 2017
McLemore, Collins, & Toschi, LLP, Oakland and Santa Rosa, CA
Of Counsel, 1998 – 1999
Simpson, Aherne & Garrity, P.C., San Mateo and San Francisco, CA
Associate Attorney, 1995 – 1998
Independent Contract Attorney, 1993 – 1994
@ Siemens-Rolm Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
@ Law Offices of Hector J. Moreno, San Jose, CA
@ Gorman & Miller, San Jose, CA
Juris Doctor, Santa Clara University, School of Law, 1993
Santa Clara University Law Review, Associate Editor
Santa Clara University Law Clinic, Certified Law Student
Santa Clara University, Academic Success ProgramTutor
Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990
Double Major– Law & Society, Philosophy
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District
U.S. District Court, Southern District
U.S. District Court, Central District
U.S. District Court, Eastern District
California State Bar – All State Courts
Professional Bar Memberships:
California Bar Association -Real Property & Construction Law Sections
American Bar Association -Litigation Section: Construction Industry for Construction Lawyers
Asian Pacific Bar Association, Silicon Valley
San Mateo County Bar Association -1996 Board of Editors, The Docket
San Francisco County Bar Association
Professional Activities – Past & Present:
ATLA – Assn. of Trial Lawyers of America
AACA – Asian American Contractors Assn.: V.P., Director, Of Counsel & (past) Newsletter Editor
ABC – Assn. of Builders and Contractors
ASA – American Subcontractors Assn.
BBB – Better Business Bureau, A+ rated over 10 years!
BABCA – Bay Area Black Contractors Assn.
CAA – California Apartment Assn.
CFMA – Construction Financial Mgmt. Assn.
ECHO – Executive Council of Homeowners, Inc.
MIPA – Marin Income Property Assn.
NCDCA – Northern California Drywall Contractors Assn.
RHANAC – Rental Housing Assn. N.A.C.
PDPA – Potrero Dogpatch Merchants Association
SomBa – South of Market Business Assn.: Treasurer, Director & Newsletter Editor
Speaker, Renaissance Entreprenuership Center
Speaker, various local real estate firms
Instructor, ABC Construction Law Workshop
Guest Instructor, San Francisco State U. Fundamentals of Construction Law
Speaker, BABCA Claims & Disputes Workshop
Tutor, Constitutional Law at S.C.U.’s Academic Success Program
Reported Cases & Professional Listings:
Trials Digest, Vol. 4, No. 49
Jury Verdicts Weekly, Vol. 45, No. 28
Trials Digest, Vol. 8, No. 26
Law Reporter, Vol. 48, No. 7
Better Business Bureau, Honor Roll Member and Rated A+
Nolo Press Verified (past)
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, AV Rated
West & Findlaw Legal Directory
Public Service Disclosures:
As a response to a request for information about the various public services in which the lawyer has engaged in, Mr. Mau discloses that he has served in the following capacities:
* Judge Pro Tem, San Francisco County Superior Court – Unlawful Detainer and Small Claims Settlement Conferences; Small Claims Trials, Law & Motion and Appeals, Traffic Court Arraignments, Law & Motion, Trials & Sentencing; Civil Discovery Panel; In various court departments, from 2001 thru the current date.
* Judge Pro Tem, San Mateo County Superior Court – Small Claims Trials, Law & Motion, and Appeals; Traffic Court Arraignments, Prove-up Hearings, Warrant Recalls, Trials, and Certifying Cases for Appeals. In various court departments, from 2001 thru the current date.
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Formed in 1999, The Mau Law Firm was previously known as the Law Offices of Michael L. Mau. Our original office was based near the civil couthouse in the Civic Center area of San Francisco. In 2002 we moved to the vibrant SoMa or South of Market District of San Francisco, and we have recently celebrated over ten years at our current location. We remain committed to representing local businesses from the greater Bay Area. A recent milestone, is having been a successful litigator for now some 20 years!
The majority of our clients have been with us for many years because of their appreciation for prompt, efficient and effective legal representation. Feel free to contact us for client references, available upon request. If you need a Construction Lawyer, Real Estate Lawyer or Business Lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area, then contact us at your earliest convenience.