Michael J. Jaurigue

Michael J. Jaurigue

Managing Shareholder
Founder since 2009
Glendale, California

Mike is a native Californian and has been practicing law for over 17 years. He graduated from UCLA with highest honors and received his J.D. from U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law). Mike formerly served in the United States Marine Corps. Prior to opening JLG, Mike worked for Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. While at Sheppard Mullin, he represented Fortune 100 companies including Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo. He has been recognized several times as a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers and Los Angeles Magazine.

In 2009, Mike founded the Jaurigue Law Group (JLG) to serve consumers, small business owners, and disadvantaged communities. He realized that many small businesses, families, and individuals could not afford the high rates of big law firms; nevertheless, they also needed and deserved high quality and compassionate legal representation. Mike opened his law firm with this cornerstone belief: everyone deserves great lawyers who care.

Mike also had a vision to build a firm that could service the needs of its clients through life’s many stages. Thus, JLG’s mission is to serve as “‘Your Lawyers for Life.’ Our philosophy is that we want you to find the best legal representation to serve your legal goals and personal preferences. Even if JLG is not suited to help you directly, we have relationships with a vast network of trusted and highly qualified attorneys who we can recommend to service your particular needs.”

JLG opened 7 years ago in Glendale, California in 2009. In March 2012, JLG expanded and added a Northern California office in San Jose, California. Most recently in January 2014, JLG opened its third office in San Francisco. JLG currently has 8 attorneys between the three offices.

Mike adores his wife, Alex, and daughters, Quynh, Kaily, and Phibee. He believes in living life to the fullest, with a positive attitude, grateful heart, the right priorities, discipline, integrity and passion.


Areas of Practice

  • Consumer and Business Bankruptcy (Chapters 7, 11, 13)
  • Family Law Matters
  • Civil and Business Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Class Actions
  • Loan Modifications/Debt Settlement
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Tax

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: With Highest Honors
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1996
    • Honors: Honors Collegium
    • Honors: USMC Series Honor Man
    • Honors: Chancellor’s Service Award

Representative Clients

  • Northrop Grumman
  • Boeing
  • Bank of America
  • Wells Fargo

Honors and Awards

  • Pasadena Top Attorneys
  • Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, Los Angeles Magazine
  • Chancellor’s Service Award
  • USMC Series Honor Man
  • Magna Cum Laude & Honors Collegium, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Awards, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Southern California Bankruptcy Inns of Court, Member
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Member
  • Pilipino American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member
  • United Mortgage Modifiers Association of America, Member
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Marine Corps
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton