MLG in the News

MLG Attorneys at Law helps clients standup to the auto industry in product liability cases.


Verdicts & Settlements

MLG has litigated cases against nearly every major auto manufacturer in the world, resulting in substantial verdicts and settlements. We have also filed some of the most notable automotive class action cases in the nation, including matters against GM, Chrysler, Hyundai, Toyota, Kia, Honda, Acura, BMW, Volkswagen, Uber, and Apple.


National Recognition

Involved in cutting edge litigation, MLG is frequently called upon by the press for relevant comment. Founding member Jonathan Michaels has been interviewed by virtually every major media outlet, including appearances in The New York Times USA Today, Reuters Fortune and  The Wall Street Journal, as well as feature stories on CBS Evening News and ABC Evening News.

Our Areas of Expertise

Our Results

We are contrarians. We are agents for change.

As experienced National Trial Lawyers, we think differently than most. We dig deep into the details where others skim. We see opportunity where others see defeat. We strive to disrupt the status quo, questioning everything on our journey. If the law produces an unjustified result, we believe the law should change. If convention disagrees with us, we believe convention should change. We are contrarians. We are agents for change.

David McPhillips v. Acura

Tipton Honda v. Honda
Erin Reilly v. Honda
Tori Grigis v. Honda
Shae Pellegrini v. Honda

Ernie Caluza v. Chrysler
Tim Blackwell v. Chrysler
Margareta Knoos v. Chrysler
Lance St. Clair v. Chrysler
Leigh Carleu v. Chrysler
Kimberly Morrison v. Chrysler
Nicole Mastroianni v. Chrysler
Edmund Karam v. Chrysler
Joe Veni v. Chrysler
Western Motors v. Chrysler
Stacy Allen v. Chrysler
Cheyenne Fairchild v. Chrysler
Dale Sievwright v. Chrysler
Edgar Gabriel v. Chrysler
Carolyn Bailey-Paich v. Chrysler
Steven Ouzounian v. Chrysler
Edward Shane v. Chrysler
Mary Shaffer v. Chrysler

Lorena Albert v. Ford

General Motors

Royal Birk v. GM
GM v. Huntington Beach Hummer
Sam DeSantis v. GM
Ernell Durden v. GM
Ana-Maria Vegas v. GM
Pete Shaver v. GM
Sherwood Automotive v. GM
Kennedy Cadillac v. GM
Huntington Beach Chrysler v. GM
Rally Auto Group v. GM
Gordon Hair v. GM
Ted Titmas v. GM
Cathy Wood v. GM
D’Angelo Scott v. GMAC

Groth-Hill Land Co. v. GMAC
Crown Chevrolet v. GMAC
Rahim Hassanally v. GM

Victor Partaker v. Hyundai
Rally Auto Group, Inc. v. Hyundai
Josh Kim v. Hyundai
Paula LaBrot v. Hyundai
Jim Shelton v. Hyundai
Courtney Torres v. Hyundai

Kamiya Perry v. Kia 
Valter Facundo v. Kia
Patricia McClanahan v. Kia
Mauro Miramontes v. Kia
P Ann Gill v. Kia

Kimberly Ortega v. Infiniti

Gonzales Automotive v. Nissan
HWB Automotive Group v. Nissan
Jennie Saleen v. Nissan
Emil Moshabad v. Nissan

Tammy Williams v. Nissan
Chaunea Jackson v. Nissan
Anthony Kirk v. Nissan
David Alexander v. Nissan

Margaret Semple v. Isuzu

Lee West Enterprises v. Jaguar

VLF v. Karma

Land Rover
Gary Hanson v. Land Rover
Tyler Mattox v. Land Rover

Mohamed Elsayed v. Maserati

Leo Chan v. Mercedes
Dean Valeriano v. Mercedes
Hussein Berri v. Mercedes
Sergio Bechara v. Mercedes
Lauri Manhas v. Mercedes
Christina Lumba-Gamboa v. Mercedes
Alexander Engelman v. Mercedes

SVP International v. Toyota
David Langseth v. Toyota
Majed Nabhan v. Toyota
Amy White v. Toyota
Creative Productions v. Toyota
Marielena Dominguez v. Toyota
Marcus Ritze v. Toyota
Jason Klein v. Toyota
Sean Kelly v. Toyota

Brian Huber v. Volkswagen
Rod Campbell v. Volkswagen
Robert Miranda v. Volkswagen
Alexandria Kaiser v. Volkswagen
Neil Summers v. Volkswagen
Camille Jackson v. Volkswagen
Helene Andress v. Volkswagen
Jenna Buccieri v. Volkswagen
Mike Duringer v. Volkswagen
Hubert Williams v. Volkswagen

Jill Golubow v. Volvo
Geeta Novotny v. Volvo

MLG’s Client Reviews

So happy I found this law firm!

“So happy I found this law firm! Jonathan, Kyle and all of the staff at MLG were very helpful and I wouldn’t have received the settlement I did if it wasn’t for them! Highly recommend!”

Lisa J.

Jonathan and the entire MLG team are awesome…

“Jonathan and the whole team at MLG are awesome at what they do. No one else comes close to the legal expertise these guys have when dealing with the automotive industry and auto defects.”

Nick B.

GREAT settlement…

“Our family business just finished a case with MLG. We had to file a lawsuit against Chrysler for a big business dispute. They were able to help us reach a GREAT settlement and we did not have to go to trial.”

Angela G.

High level of integrity…

“I have come to know and trust Jonathan Michaels over the past few years. He is a very classy man with a high level of integrity and has a very good work ethic. He is extremely knowledgeable in business law and very dedicated to his specialty of automotive law.”

Jackie M.

Top notch…

“I’ve worked with Jonathon Michaels over the past few years on many business transactions and find him and his wonderful staff quick to respond and are a top notch professional organization.”

Mike B

I can always count on them…

“The people over at MLG are great. I can always count on them to handle any legal stuff I throw at them.”

Ray P.

They really know their stuff…

“Jonathan Michaels and MLG were extremely helpful in our case. They really know their stuff. They were responsive to all of our questions. Would definitely use them if we have a need in the future!!”

Julio C.

Michaels and his staff were the most efficient…

“Michael’s and his staff were the most efficient, honest, detailed oriented and attentive attorneys we had ever met. If we could give them a higher star we would!”

Christina S.

These guys lock on and don’t let up…

“If you are looking for a bulldog attorney who’s bite is louder than their bark, these are the guys for you. Great attorneys very tenacious. These guys lock on and don’t let up.”

Alex R.

Jonathan is very passionate…

““Jonathan is a very passionate and driven attorney with a knack for being extremely detailed orientated. He constantly purses excellence in whatever he does and we consider ourselves lucky to have crossed paths with such an experienced and knowledgeable individual and law firm.”

Rob P.

Jonathan Michaels and the MLG team stand out…

“Jonathan Michaels and the MLG team stand out as not only experts in the field of automotive law, but as compassionate professionals who get amazing results for their clients. I would highly recommend Jonathan and his team at MLG!”

Karen S.

They fight hard and work around the clock…

“Jonathan Michaels and his team are very dedicated to their clients. They fight hard and work around the clock for you and are always reachable by phone if you have any questions about your case. Great customer service! Highly recommend!”

Nel V.