About Michael Dorshkind
Michael "Mike" Dorshkind carries the highest rating (AV) given by Martindale-Hubbell, the premier legal directory and attorney rating system in the United States. The peer review process employed by Martindale-Hubbell measures two criteria: Legal Ability and Personal Ethics.
In terms of legal ability, Mr. Dorshkind has been designated "Very High to Pre-eminent." In terms of professional ethics, Mr. Dorshkind adheres to the highest standards of the Bar.
Education and Background
Mr. Dorshkind received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970. He received his Juris Doctorate from San Francisco Law School in 1976 and was admitted to the California Bar in that year.
Mr. Dorshkind was a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, California, for three years. He worked as an associate attorney in a firm that represented the interests of medical and liability insurers for the next two and one half years.
Mr. Dorshkind has been exclusively representing persons who are the victims of medical neglect and negligence since 1982. He currently sits as a Settlement Commissioner for the Alameda County Superior Court and, upon request, as a mediator.
Mr. Dorshkind has served as an arbitrator for the Alameda County Superior Court and the Marin County Superior Court. He has also served on several Alameda County Bar Association service committees over the years.
In his free time, Mr. Dorshkind participates as a volunteer in local schools, fund-raising events, youth sports teams and most recently, as the co-president of a local high school athletic booster organization.
He has been married over 40 years and has three children.