Aggressive And Skilled Legal Advocacy.


Michael E. Gatto

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  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizona
    • Major: Bachelors Degree in Business Administration

Published Works

  • Maximizing Restitution Orders: How Cooperation Between Prosecutors and Civil Litigators Can Benefit All
  • What Are You Doing Here? - Coverage counsel in third-party litigation: When to bring them in and what to expect, Plaintiff, September, 2016
  • Damages: Thinking Outside the Box to Hit it Out of the Park - A case of severe disfigurement with Prop 51 liability issues reveals why damages are limited only by facts, imagination and tenacity, Plaintiff, April, 2016
  • California's Million Dollar Verdicts, Verdict Search - The Recorder, January 26, 2015
  • Workers' Comp Subrogation: Don't Allow Your Client to be Extorted - If you "settle around" the employer, you may find yourself at odds with the subrogation attorney, Plaintiff, May, 2012
  • Don't Get Tripped Up in Your Next Fall Case - Defense verdicts are common and comparative fault is often substantial, but careful analysis of the venue and circumstances can lead to a convincing case for liability, Plaintiff, October, 2011
  • Spinal Injuries 101 - Anatomy, spinal trauma, diagnostic testing, and rebuttal of common defense arguments, Plaintiff, November, 2010
  • To Cross or Not To Cross? A former prosecutor offers advice on how to structure the cross-exam for maximum impact, Plaintiff, April, 2013

Professional Associations

  • Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association - President 2018
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Arizona


  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel