Michael M. Shea, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Jose, CA

Shea & Shea
 | 2007 West Hedding St, Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 408-292-2434
Fax: 408-292-1264
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael M. Shea, Jr. is a partner with the Shea & Shea law firm in San Diego, California. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 32 years of legal experience, Mr. Shea devotes his practice to helping innocent accident victims and their families recover the full amount of compensation they deserve for the catastrophic injuries and losses they incurred as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Widely regarded as a leader in neurolaw, Mr. Shea has extensive experience dealing with personal injury and wrongful death cases involving severe brain and spinal cord injuries. Throughout the course of his career, he has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of those in need, securing millions of dollars in settlements and awards. Recognized for his success as well as his impeccable professionalism, Mr. Shea is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he holds a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished peer review rating* among his numerous other accolades.

A 1983 graduate of Santa Clara University, Mr. Shea returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1986, where he received the Leo A. Huard Award for his outstanding contributions. The State Bar of California admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Shea is a member of several local, state and national bar associations, including the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Brain Injury Association of California, the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington and the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah. He also regularly conducts lectures across his region on a variety of legal topics, and he serves as an arbitrator and judge pro tempore for the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury - Defense

Personal Injury - Products (40%)

Transportation/Maritime (20%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury - Defense


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Michael Shea, Jr.

Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.shea-shea.com/Attorneys/Michael-M-Shea-Jr-.aspx


  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Brain Injury Association of CA
  • California State Bar
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1986
  • Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member, Brain Injury Association of UT
  • Member, Brain Injury Association of WA
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • California, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Judge Pro Tempore, Santa Clara County Superior Court
  • Arbitrator, Santa Clara County Superior Court

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Coma to Community - Essential Resources following Rehabilitation from Traumatic Brain Injury" Brain Injury Conference, San Jose, CA - Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 2012
  • "Coma to Community - Returning to School after Acquired or Traumatic Brain Injury" Brain Injury Conference, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 2011
  • State of the Art Medical and Rehabilitative Care in Brain Injury, Brain Injury Conference, March 9, 2006 - March 10, 2006 
  • California Brain Injury Association, 2006
  • Depositions That Make The Difference, The 5 Keys of The Corporate Defendant Deposition, Consumer Attorneys of California, College of Trial Arts, 43rd Annual Convention, 2004
  • "Dealing with the Psychiatric Defense: Emotional Problems or Organic Brain Damage", Brain Injury Association of California, Annual Educational Seminar, 2000
  • "Overcoming Jury Bias in the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case", Utah State Trial Lawyers Conference, 1998
  • "Jury Selection in the Post Concussive Syndrome Case", Brain Injury Association Washington, D.C., Annual Conference, 1997
  • Effective Medical Evidence in the Brain Injury Case, Los Gatos Community Hospital, Rehabilitation, 1996

Educational Background:

  • Santa Clara University, B.S., Finance/Economics, 1983
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Office Location for Michael M. Shea, Jr.

2007 West Hedding St
Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95128

Phone: 408-292-2434

Fax: 408-292-1264

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Last Updated: 3/15/2019

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