Michael J. Partos is a partner at WSHB’s Glendale office, where he focuses his practice on products liability, subrogation, business litigation, D&O and E&O claims, insurance litigation, general liability defense, toxic torts, maritime, legal malpractice, employment and construction litigation. Michael has handled complex litigation matters for more than 30 years and has successfully prepared and tried over ten cases to verdict in the state and federal courts of Los Angeles County, Ventura County, San Diego County, Placer County, the Central District of California and the Southern District of California. Michael has successfully represented clients on writs and appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the Second District Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. Michael serves as a volunteer commercial dispute arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He also volunteers for a number of civic and community causes, including the South Pasadena Public Schools.




  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1989)
  • University of California, San Diego (B.A., 1986)

Licensed to Practice in

  • California
  • Colorado



Community Activities

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Volunteer Commercial Dispute Arbitrator
  • South Pasadena Public Schools, Volunteer


  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Marine Insurance Association of Seattle

Honors & Recognitions

  • Named a Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine (2017)

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