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Top Attorney - Orange County - 2015

Michael L. Fell, Esq., California board certified criminal law specialist in Irvine. STEVEN GEORGES, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For Top Attorneys Special Section. MichaelLFell.150903 9/3/15

Michael L. Fell, Esq.
Law Office of Michael L. Fell
California board certified
criminal law specialist
900 Roosevelt
Irvine, CA 92620

ATTORNEY MICHAEL 'MIKE' FELL has the distinction of having been named one of Orange County's Top Criminal Defense Attorneys for five consecutive years, from 2011 through 2015.

As a prosecutor with the Orange County District Attorney's office, he was one of the youngest deputy district attorneys in the countyÕs history to be promoted to Senior Deputy District Attorney, a position reserved for top-level trial attorneys. He held that position for 14 of the more than 18 years he spent prosecuting cases such as murder, rape and organized crime.

Named a board-certified Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar, Mike has been selected as one of 2015Õs Southern California Criminal Law SuperLawyers; recognized in 2015 as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers; honored by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys by receiving the National Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award; and rated 'Superb' by AVVO, a national attorney evaluation and information website,
with a 10 out of 10 ranking.

Since founding his own criminal defense firm, Mike has focused on representing those accused of crimes. Those who make up his clientele, he said, "are good people who find themselves in unfortunate situations after making decisions they wished they wouldn't have made." His job, he noted, "is to advocate for them, highlight their legal defenses, and share their positive attributes with the prosecutors in my former office, with whom I negotiate."

Mike builds a relationship with his clients, and his unique strategy has resulted in hundreds of satisfied clients. "I trust my life with this lawyer" commented one client, while another stated, "You couldn't ask for a more dedicated person to help you through a troubling time. He is a gracious and personable individual that really cares about his clients."

When asked the key to his success, Mike simply stated, "I love my job and helping my clients."

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