About Michael R. Abacherli

About Michael R. Abacherli

Mike was born in Oakland, California and his family moved to San Bernardino when he was an infant. He attended school and was raised in San Bernardino County. Mike worked in his family business during high school, college, and law school. His interest in business developed during this time, and he decided to focus on business law. After opening a private law practice focusing on business, Mike recognized the need to develop strong trial skills to best serve his clients. He joined the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office and began prosecuting criminal cases. There, Mike thrived in the courtroom and excelled in trials. After litigating a wide variety of criminal matters, he honed his trial skills in special proceedings of a civil nature where he focused on complex litigation.

While serving as a prosecutor for the District Attorney for over 31 years, Mike kept his hand in business law. He worked with many public service organizations, served on a variety of boards, helped others start small businesses and assisted them with legal issues when they needed help, and started a few small businesses of his own. As he neared retirement from the District Attorney, Mike began to plan his return to his original passion, business law, setting up his present firm.

AWARDS
Distinguished Martindale-Hubbell 2021

ASSOCIATIONS
San Bernardino County Bar Association Vice President 2020 - Present
California Lawyers Association Member 2018 - Present
Forensic Mental Health Association of California Member 2014 - Present
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Member 2012 - Present
State Bar of California Member 1989 - Present
San Bernardino County Bar Association Secretary/Treasurer 2018 - 2020
San Bernardino County Public Attorneys Association President 2016 - 2018
California District Attorneys Association Chair of the Sexually Violent Predator Committee 2010 - 2018
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elk Presiding Justice 1992 - 1994
Kiwanis Club of Uptown San Bernardino President 1989 - 1991
San Bernardino County Bar Association Secretary/Treasurer 2018 - 2020
San Bernardino County Public Attorneys Association President 2016 - 2018

PUBLICATIONS
California District Attorneys Association Sexually Violent Predator Proceedings: A Practical Approach for Prosecutors 2014

EDUCATION
Citrus Belt Law School JD - Juris Doctor 1986
University of California - Riverside - Bachelor of Science and Law 1982

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Sexually Violent Predator Workshop Developing a Trial Theme 2017
Sexually Violent Predator Workshop Cross Examination of the Defense Expert 2016
Sexually Violent Predator Workshop Evidence Code 1101(b) Prior Acts 2014
Sexually Violent Predator Workshop Trial Preparation 2013
Sexually Violent Predator Workshop Working Experts Witnesses 2012
Eighteenth Annual Forensic Mental Health Conference Expert Testimony in Civil Commitment Proceedings 2012
Sexually Violent Predator Workshop Jury Selection 2011
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATON FOR PROPERTY AND EVIDENCE (CAPE) Annual Symposium. Best Practices for Marijuana Seizure and Preservation 2010
Criminal Law and Procedure Criminal Law and Procedure 2006

Michael R. Abacherli

Michael R. Abacherli has a well-earned reputation as one of the premier litigators in California. With more than 31 years of trial experience in a wide range of cases from simple criminal cases and serious felonies to complex special proceedings of a civil nature, you and your business can rely on Mike to protect your interests. Mike has a history of achieving exceptional results in complicated and hard-fought contests. Just as important, his experience in negotiations often leads to resolving cases before a lawsuit is filed, during litigation, or even after a trial.

Mike is passionate about serving others. When you work with Mike you will quickly discover that while he is an attorney who works with you on your business, your success is Mike's business.