Michelle M. West

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.
 | 19 Corporate Plaza Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-720-1288
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%)
Attorney Profile

Michelle M. West is an attorney at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. Focusing her practice on personal injury and products liability, Ms. West generally handles cases that involve matters including defective products, dangerous public and private property conditions, industrial and construction accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, cruise ship injuries and motor vehicle accidents. She is dedicated to serving clients throughout the state of California.

Ms. West has committed herself to advocating on behalf of those injured by the recklessness or negligence of others. She reviews each case from every angle, works with forensic and other professional experts, and employs several resources in order to help her clients obtain financial compensation for their losses. Ms. West has recovered seven-figure settlements and verdicts on behalf of numerous clients. Her dedication to providing quality, professional representation while maintaining high standards of legal ethics helped her to receive the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Beyond her work in the courtroom, Ms. West is active in the legal community. She is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Orange County Bar Association, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles. Ms. West is also a fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates National Trial College.

In 1999, Ms. West graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in history from California State University Long Beach. She went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law, graduating cum laude and in the top 10 percent of her class.

*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 - Products (60%): Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents


Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011

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About Michelle West

Admitted: 2003, California

Professional Webpage: http://robinsonfirm.com/our-attorneys/michelle-west/


  • Dean’s Honor List
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • Witkin/West Group award for Academic Excellence
  • Member, Moot Court Board, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Editor, Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Cum laude, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2016
  • Southern California Rising Star in 2010 and 2011
  • AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • ABOTA National Trial College, Fellow, 2014
  • Orange County Bar Association’s Administration of Justice Committee
  • Women’s Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • United States District Court‚ Central District of California
  • California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Silver Level Honorary Board Member of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Protecting Precious Cargo: Rear Seat Safety‚ ADVOCATE (Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California) [with Raymond P. Johnson], Sept. 2007
  • Amelia Earhart’s Crash In a Court of Law Today, Invited Speaker on Aviation Law at Luncheon of Zonta International, Laguna Niguel, California, Jan. 2011
  • VOIR DIRE: “Panning for Gold” © William D. Shapiro, Esq. and Michelle M. West, Esq., presentation for San Francisco Consumer Attorneys of California Convention, November 2012
  • Presentation: Wage and Hour Class Actions from the Plaintiffs’ Perspective; Wage & Hour Conference, Los Angeles Athletic Club, California, Jan. 2014
  • Don’t turn away that skylight case just yet: A skylight often constitutes a dangerous condition; here’s how to prove it, ADVOCATE (Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California) March 2015

Educational Background:

  • California State University at Long Beach, cum laude
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Office Location for Michelle M. West

19 Corporate Plaza Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-720-1288


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Last Updated: 10/24/2017

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