Michael J. Trotter


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Michael Trotter
PHONE: (562) 432-5855
EMAIL: mjtrotter@cktfmlaw.com
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Michael Trotter
PHONE:
(562) 432-5855
EMAIL:
mjtrotter@cktfmlaw.com
VCARD:
vCard

Michael J. Trotter grew up in Orange County. After graduating from Mater Dei High School, he attended Georgetown University graduating with a B.A. in 1985. Thereafter, he went to University of Southern California Law School from which he graduated in 1988. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1988. From 1988 to 1993, he was an associate with Baker, Silberberg & Keener, and then a partner from 1993 to 1994. He has achieved the rank of Diplomate with the American Board of Trial Advocates and is also a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, California Medical Legal Committee and International Association of Defense Counel. Mr. Trotter has earned an AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell, which ranks him at the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards.

Michael J. Trotter grew up in Orange County. After graduating from Mater Dei High School, he attended Georgetown University graduating with a B.A. in 1985. Thereafter, he went to University of Southern California Law School from which he graduated in 1988. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1988. From 1988 to 1993, he was an associate with Baker, Silberberg & Keener, and then a partner from 1993 to 1994. He has achieved the rank of Diplomate with the American Board of Trial Advocates and is also a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, California Medical Legal Committee and International Association of Defense Counel. Mr. Trotter has earned an AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell, which ranks him at the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards.

Mr. Trotter, a founding partner of Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen, McKenna & Peabody, has been engaged in close to 100 jury trials, many bench trials and scores of binding arbitrations. Mr. Trotter has focused his practice in medical malpractice, pharmacy malpractice, elder abuse, products liability and medical devices. Mr. Trotter is on the trial panel for Adventist Health, Beta Healthcare, CAP/MPT, CNA, Hudson, Kaiser Permanente, Norcal Mutual Insurance Company, The Regents of the University of California, The Doctors’ Company, St. Joseph Health System, Prime Healthcare and Gallagher Bassett. Mr. Trotter has general liability experience representing a major ladder manufacturer, a manufacturer of hand-held saws, and a manufacturer of raw silicone.

Mr. Trotter has also defended healthcare providers in several class actions, including the Breast Implant, Rezulin, Phen-Fen and Quinine litigation. He has been featured in Verdict magazine “Name of the Game” (Winter 1997, Spring 2002) and in the Los Angeles Daily Journal “Litigator Profile” (February 1997). He was Verdictum Juris’ 2000 “Defense Trial Lawyer of the Year.” In 2005, he was featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the “Top 10 Medical Malpractice Defense Attorneys in Southern California.” He was selected as a “Super Lawyer” from 2005 to 2016. Mr. Trotter was voted by his peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” from 2005 to 2016. In 2014, he was selected by his peers as “Lawyer of the Year.” He has been an invited speaker at many professional organizations on topics of Risk Management, Consent, Trial Advocacy, Masters in Trial, etc. Mr. Trotter practices out of both the Long Beach and San Diego offices.

Mr. Trotter lives in Rossmoor with his wife, Mary, and four children, age 15 to 25 years old. In his free time, he enjoys running, golf and Mater Dei football.

Michael Trotter
PHONE: (562) 432-5855
EMAIL: mjtrotter@cktfmlaw.com
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