Michael P. Maguire, Esq. is a highly successful and accomplished trial attorney with over 100 jury trials and numerous bench trials in his 44 years of experience handling a wide range of criminal and civil litigation matters. Well regarded nationwide, Mr. Maguire was admitted to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 1994 and elected as the National President of ABOTA for 2019 and President of the ABOTA Foundation in 2014.
As Managing Attorney for a major insurance carrier, Mr. Maguire was directly responsible for the legal representation of clients, litigation, evaluation and results of more than 20,000 lawsuits and 1,000 civil jury trials. He has extensive experience in all areas of personal injury and property damage, including wrongful death, catastrophic injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal injuries, fractures, loss of hearing, sense of smell, electrocutions, burn and crush injuries, mold exposure, loss of consortium; fire losses, water losses, property damage, and remediations.
For 30 years, Mr. Maguire served as a settlement officer at Mandatory Settlement Conferences for the Orange County Superior Court, successfully resolving lawsuits in a wide range of civil matters including innumerable business torts, breach of contract, fraud, construction defect and CLRA actions. His breadth of legal knowledge and extensive trial experience have enabled him to credibly impart a range of potential trial outcomes to the parties at mediation and assist them in reaching full resolution of their matters.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Managing Attorney, Michael Maguire & Associates (State Farm), 1994-2021
Mr. Maguire was Managing Attorney of State Farm’s staff counsel trial office, known as Michael Maguire & Associates. At various times over the years, he also managed the State Farm staff counsel offices in San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Founding Partner, Nyman, Johnson & Maguire, 1989-1994
Mr. Maguire was a founding partner of Nyman, Johnson & Maguire, an insurance defense litigation and trial firm practicing throughout Southern California.
Associate, Tuverson & Hillyard, 1986-1989
After leaving the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Maguire began practicing civil litigation as a trial attorney with Tuverson & Hillyard, with an emphasis on insurance defense.
Deputy District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney, 1978-1986
Mr. Maguire began his legal career in the Office of the District Attorney, Orange County, prosecuting misdemeanors and felonies. He helped create a specialized prosecution team solely handling sexual assault and child molestation cases. He was later elevated to the homicide panel and was responsible for prosecuting all gang-related murders and homicides committed by juveniles in Orange County, California.