Attorney With Over Four Decades Of Experience

Michael R. Kaiser is an accomplished trial lawyer who has practiced law in California for more than 40 years. He attended Loma Linda University and graduated with honors from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1977. He is a longtime resident of Palm Springs who is involved in both professional associations and community organizations.

Michael is a member of the California State Bar, Desert Bar Association and the Riverside and San Bernardino Bar Associations, as well as the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Michael has been bestowed with the American Jurisprudence Award in both tort law and family law.

Prior to opening his own practice, Michael was a partner for more than 30 years in a Palm Springs law firm (Middlebrook, Kaiser, Hengesbach & Dawson and other iterations through the years). Practicing in both insurance defense and plaintiff’s personal injury, he developed strong courtroom skills and an in-depth understanding of how insurance companies evaluate claims. He now uses those insights to advocate for the rights and remedies of injury victims, grieving families and vulnerable adults who have suffered harm through the negligence or intentional acts of others.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1977
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1981


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    J.D. cum laude – 1977
  • Loma Linda University, Riverside, California
    B.S. – 1973
    Honors: With High Honors
    Major: Sociology/Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts and Family Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Desert Bar Association, Member
  • California State Bar, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Riverside County Superior Court Mediation Panel, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Offices of Robert J. Pickell, Associate, 1977 – 1980
  • Middlebrook, Kaiser, Hengesbach & Dawson, Partner, 1980 – 2012

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • English
  • Spanish

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