Michael R. Dufour, Esq.
Associate Michael R. Dufour practices in all areas of civil litigation, and focuses primarily on personal injury and premises liability.
Michael has secured significant recoveries for his clients through both mediation and negotiation settlement procedures. He is also actively involved in multiple litigation disputes in both California and Nevada. Additionally, Mr. Dufour serves under Southwest Legal Group™ as local counsel in several federal class action lawsuits involving violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), including a recent mediation settlement of $662,000 for violation of the TCPA.
During law school, Michael won several CALI awards for top grades, including the areas of Contracts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Furthermore, he was also selected to study International Children's Rights at the prestigious Nanjing University Law School in Nanjing, China under Whittier Law School’s Director of the Center for Children's Rights, where he also received the CALI award for International Children's Rights.
Mr. Dufour has also served as a certified judicial law clerk to the Honorable Elaine Streger at the Superior Court of California in Orange County. Serving under Judge Streger, Michael gained extensive substantive and procedural hands-on experience in both criminal and civil contexts. Michael subsequently accepted a junior associate position at the boutique law firm of McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP where he developed and generated a substantial, unique attorney-client privilege log as part of document review for a multi-million dollar complex-tort litigation dispute; during which time he also acquired invaluable and pertinent skills in utilizing advanced e-discovery tools and methodologies.
Juris Doctor: Whittier College School of Law
- Dean’s Merit Scholarship Award
- Contracts Teaching Assistant
Bachelor of Applied Science - Psychology: University of Colorado at Boulder
Professional Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of California
State Bar of Nevada
Bar of the Federal Central District of California
Bar of the Federal Eastern District of California
State Bar of California Litigation Section
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Licensed to Practice Law In: California, Nevada, Washington, Utah, Colorado