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Michael Karatov has been a practicing attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area since his admission in 2004.

Michael has extensive experience representing insurers in first- and third-party matters, with an emphasis in property and casualty, personal injury, landlord-tenant, and health care litigation. Michael has also defended clients in the US Tax Court and before the IRS. Michael has successfully argued motions in both state and federal court, including motions for summary judgment and 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss.


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, JD, 2004
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, BA, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern District of California
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US District Court, Eastern District of California
  • US Tax Court