Michael Athari, Esq.

Michael Athari


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Attorney Michael Athari is an accomplished criminal defense lawyer with a profound dedication to advocating for the underrepresented. Michael’s unwavering dedication to helping his community and defending those in need, particularly vulnerable youth, has made his legal career stand out since he obtained a license to practice in California in 2017. His journey in law began at the University of California, Irvine, where the ambition to make a significant impact through legal practice took root. This vision came into sharper focus during his tenure at Trinity Law School, particularly when he joined the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office as a law clerk, gaining his first exposure to the intricacies of the criminal justice system.

Michael’s career trajectory is notable for his specialized focus on juvenile dependency, a passion that solidified during his impactful service with the Juvenile Defender’s. In this role, Michael distinguished himself by defending the rights of parents and fighting vigorously to prevent unwarranted suspensions of custody by the county. His advocacy ensured that families faced with juvenile dependency issues received compassionate and competent legal representation, emphasizing restoration and justice.

Further broadening his legal expertise, Michael held the position of Deputy District Attorney for San Bernardino County. Here, he honed his litigation skills through extensive involvement in jury trials, motion hearings, and plea bargains, showcasing his ability to navigate complex legal challenges with strategic finesse.

Prior to joining My Rights Law, Michael served as a senior associate attorney at the Matian Law Firm. Michael leverages his rich experience in criminal defense and juvenile dependency to champion the rights of his clients. His work is characterized by a deep understanding of the law, a strategic approach to defense, and a heartfelt commitment to securing the best possible outcomes for those he represents.

Michael Athari is not just an attorney; he is a defender of rights and a beacon of hope for families navigating the challenging waters of the legal system. At My Rights Law, he continues to dedicate his practice to ensuring justice and fairness for all, with a special focus on protecting the interests of the youngest and most vulnerable members of our society.

Professional Associations

Admitted to Practice in the Following Courts

  • All California State Courts



Trinity Law School – Orange County, CA

Bachelor of Arts degree

UCI – University of California, Irvine


English and Spanish