Top Attorney – Michael C. Denison

Los Angeles, CA WW/Press/February 4, 2020 – Michael C. Denison, Partner with Towle, Denison & Maniscalco, LLP was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2020-2021 edition by The Who’s Whos Directories.

Towle Denison & Maniscalco LLP represents clients in Los Angeles and throughout the United States, in a wide range of legal matters including employment law, business and civil litigation. The attorneys at Towle Denison & Maniscalco LLP have extensive and diverse legal experience that is beneficial to their clients. They take pride in the foundation of the practice to always provide high quality representation, grounded upon excellence, ethics and responsiveness.

Michael Denison is a founding partner at Towle Denison & Maniscalco LLP. He joined the law firm in 2000. He was admitted to practice law in the State of California in 1974. Attorney Denison has spent the last thirty plus years in civil practice, handling civil litigation, trials and appeals in both state and federal court. Mr. Denison’s practice emphasizes defending clients in employment discrimination, malicious prosecution, legal malpractice, tort and business cases; however, over the years he has defended a variety of lawsuits. A few examples of the diverse cases defended include breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, wrongful termination, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, construction defects, products liability, personal injury, air crash, and securities broker liability. Although his practice has been primarily devoted to civil litigation defense, he also has represented a number of plaintiffs in business disputes.

During his years in private practice, Mr. Denison has represented large and small corporations, non-profit corporations, small businesses, insurance companies, hospitals, government sub-contractors and cities. He also has defended individuals, including officers and directors, lawyers, and small business owners. He has defended cases against pro per litigants, including obtaining vexatious litigant orders in both state and federal courts.

He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Manuel L. Real, United States District Judge, Central District of California, and then served as a federal prosecutor for three years as an Assistant United States Attorney.

Mr. Denison received his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and an A.B. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a member of the State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and Defense Research Institute.

Mr. Denison is A.V. rated in Martindale-Hubbell and has been elected to the Southern California Super Lawyers in Civil Litigation Defense each year from 2004 to 2012.

Mr. Denison has been a speaker at MCLE seminars and has authored a number of legal writings. He co-authored the book California Summary Judgment 2019 (CEB) and was the author of the Action Guide, Making and Opposing Special Motions to Strike Under the California Anti-SLAPP Statute (CEB 2014).  In addition, he has authored articles for the California Lawyer Magazine on such topics as vexatious litigants, anti-SLAPP motions, malicious prosecution, and costs and attorney fees. He also has served as a Judge Pro Tem, Small Claims Court; on the Board of Governors of the Loyola Law School Alumni Association; and on the Steering Committee, Southern California Chapter, of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. He was an active volunteer at his children’s school and activities, including having served on the Executive Board of the Edison Language Academy PTA and as an assistant coach and/or team manager for the American Youth Soccer Organization.  Currently, he is a volunteer scout for the Swarthmore College women’s soccer team.

Mr. Denison is married, has four children, and five grandchildren.

The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.

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