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Michael David


Michael David


Immigration, Employment & Labor Law

Michael David was born in Manila, Philippines in the 1970s.  His family migrated to the United States in 1986 following a revolution that came to be known as the Philippines’ “People Power Revolution.”   Growing-up in the Philippines and having to make the best of what he had, Michael is no stranger to adversity and realized early on that the key to having a full life is to have a deep faith , living simply, and working hard.

Michael earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology from St. Mary’s College of California.

Michael’s practice is focused in the areas of administrative and bankruptcy laws.  Michael enjoys the practice of bankruptcy law because it allows him to bring his Catholic beliefs into his profession.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Michael was in corporate management and consulted with various companies such as H&R Block, Indymac Bank, Ernst & Young, and Experian.

Michael is a member of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the St. Thomas More Society of Orange County, and the Knights of Columbus.

During law school, Michael was invited by his ethics professor to participate in the Peter M. Elliott Inn of Court.  This opportunity is usually given to the law student who exemplifies strong adherence to ethics in the practice of law.

Michael is very much vested in his Catholic faith and participates in many pro bono opportunities within his Catholic covenant community – City on the Hill.  He also volunteers a few weekends annually to the Curcillo ministry of the Diocese of Orange.

Outside of work and church, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife Joy, and his sons, Paolo and Matteo.

Languages spoken:  English, Tagalog, some Spanish, and some Italian.