Michael H. Leifer (Irvine, California)
Michael H. Leifer (Irvine, California)

Michael H. Leifer

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Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Licensed for 31 years

Serving Irvine, CA (view address)

Michael H. Leifer

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Irvine, CA (view address)

About Michael H. Leifer

Mr. Leifer is a partner of Palmieri Tyler. For more than the past decade, Mr. Leifer has successfully tried numerous condemnation cases. His first condemnation trial, along with one of his partners, resulted in the first reported appellate court opinion concerning contaminated property in the Eminent Domain context. His work has involved numerous types of public projects, ranging from takings related to freeway and highway projects, to water and power facilities, and sports arenas.

He has successfully represented a number of property owners making compensation claims in both the direct and inverse condemnation context. A 1998 verdict is believed to be the highest pre-condemnation damage verdict in California.… Read more

Mr. Leifer is a partner of Palmieri Tyler. For more than the past decade, Mr. Leifer has successfully tried numerous condemnation cases. His first condemnation trial, along with one of his partners, resulted in the first reported appellate court opinion concerning contaminated property in the Eminent Domain context. His work has involved numerous types of public projects, ranging from takings related to freeway and highway projects, to water and power facilities, and sports arenas.

He has successfully represented a number of property owners making compensation claims in both the direct and inverse condemnation context. A 1998 verdict is believed to be the highest pre-condemnation damage verdict in California. In late 1999, Mr. Leifer represented a business achieving the largest award for loss of business goodwill to date. Despite the size of the award, the business was not displaced from its location.

In a recent inverse condemnation matter submitted to arbitration, Mr. Leifer obtained an award against Caltrans for more than $3.2 million. Caltrans' position was initially to deny liability and compensable damages.

Mr. Leifer also represented the landowner in a land lease adjustment arbitration against the owners of 150 condominium units. A significant arbitration award was issued against the unit owners. Post-arbitration, the unit owners attempted to challenge the arbitration award. Successfully defeated the challenge to the arbitration award in the Superior Court.

Mr. Leifer was instrumental in securing favorable appellate decisions on behalf of his clients including: Kunec v. Brea Redevelopment Agency (1997) 55 Cal.App.4th 51 and Abers v. Rohrs (2013) 217 Cal.App.4th 1199 Read less

Palmieri, Tyler, Wiener, Wilhelm & Waldron LLP

Areas of Law

  • Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation
  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Eminent Domain and Valuation Litigation
  • Condemnation and Inverse Condemnation
  • Valuation Litigation
  • Lease Renewal Valuations

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Credentials

Position

Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1988, California

Law School Attended
Loyola Law School

Class of 1988
J.D.

University Attended

University of California at Los Angeles
Class of 1985
B.A.
with honors

Birth Information

Born in 1962
Trenton, New Jersey, October 22, 1962

Associations & Memberships
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Orange County (Member, Business Litigation Section) Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Payment Information

Fixed Hourly Rate
$205 - $650/hr
Contingency Fee
33% - 50%
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Other Information
Fixed Fees Available, Retainer Fee

Location Details

Michael H. Leifer: Partner at Palmieri, Tyler, Wiener, Wilhelm & Waldron LLP

Irvine

1900 Main Street, Suite 700
Irvine, CA  92614-7328
U.S.A.

Fax:

(949) 825-5412

Office Hours:

  • Monday 08:30 AM - 05:45 PM
  • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:45 PM
  • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:45 PM
  • Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:45 PM
  • Friday 08:30 AM - 05:45 PM

Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
Michael H. Leifer was admitted in 1988 to the State of California.
Does this attorney accept major credit cards?
Yes, Michael H. Leifer will accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
What law school did this attorney attend?
Michael H. Leifer attended Loyola Law School.
What year was this attorney's law firm established?
Palmieri, Tyler, Wiener, Wilhelm & Waldron LLP was established in 1986.
Is this attorney listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers?
Michael H. Leifer is listed in the General Practice section of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

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