A partner with Haddad & Sherwin LLP, Michael J. Haddad is a prominent civil rights attorney in Oakland, California. He has a history of successfully fighting against powerful interests on behalf of ordinary people in lawsuits involving police misconduct, personal injury, wrongful death, constitutional law, employment discrimination and other complex issues. He represents clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Northern California.
Mr. Haddad graduated with honors in 1988 from James Madison College at Michigan State University. He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to relocating to California and co-founding Haddad & Sherwin LLP, Mr. Haddad was a partner with a highly respected civil rights law firm in Detroit, Michigan.
A seasoned trial lawyer in high-profile cases, Mr. Haddad has helped numerous clients to recover multimillion-dollar verdicts or settlements. Some of his most high-profile cases have involved police misconduct and wrongful death, while other notable cases have involved medical treatment and care for inmates in California jails.
Beyond his law practice, Mr. Haddad has been active in many professional and community organizations throughout his legal career. From 2010 to 2015, he served as President of the National Police Accountability Project, a national organization of civil rights attorneys that seeks to reduce police misconduct. He has also been active with the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, and other organizations.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Haddad has been honored by a number of organizations. He has been recognized for his community service by the Detroit Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). The attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell gave him the rating of AV Preeminent,* its highest rating.
*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
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