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Michael Karatov


  • B.A., Political Science, Univ. of CA, Santa Barbara, 2000, Minor, Russian, J.D. Golden Gate University School of Law, 2004

About Michael Karatov :

Since 2004, Michael Karatov has been representing both plaintiffs and defendants in strict products liability, premises liability, real estate, constructive defect, medical malpractice, complex litigation, and personal injury matters. Mr. Karatov has extensive experience taking and defending plaintiff, defendant, lay witness, and expert depositions. He has prepared and successfully argued a full gamut of motions in both state and federal court, including judgment on the pleadings, summary judgment motions; and motions to expunge notice of pendency of action. On behalf of plaintiffs, Mr. Karatov was instrumental in obtaining settlements on behalf of clients with traumatic brain injuries, spinal fractures, and severe fire burns in excess of $3.4 Million. Mr. Karatov has successfully represented individuals before the IRS and US Tax Court, greatly reducing their tax liabilities. While defending corporations, Mr. Karatov obtained countless dismissals without any settlement contributions after demands in the high six-figures.


  • California
  • US District Court, Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of CA.
  • US Tax Court


  • Bar Memberships of California, 2004
  • Honors Lawyering Program