Mika Domingo

Top rated Estate & Trust Litigation attorney in Walnut Creek, California

M.S. Domingo Law Group, P.C.
Mika Domingo
M.S. Domingo Law Group, P.C.

Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 2013

Education: John F Kennedy University- College of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Tagalog

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2023

M.S. Domingo Law Group, P.C.

1501 N Broadway
Suite 260
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Visit website

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With a passion for helping others, Mika Domingo is Founder and Managing Partner of M.S. Domingo Law Group. She represents people throughout California in matters involving Probate and Trust Litigation, Probate Administration, Trust Administration, and Estate Planning. She is also an Adjunct Professor at San Francisco Law School teaching Wills and Trusts.

Ms. Domingo cares deeply about her clients, and understands their situations.  Prior to becoming an attorney, she was a financial auditor and owned a publishing firm where she was also editor-in-chief.  Her understanding of her clients' situations helps her relieve the emotional stress and anxiety that accompany legal proceedings. 

Ms. Domingo is extremely experienced in the courtroom, having served as Deputy Attorney General with the U.S. Department of Justice.  She is a strong and effective advocate for her clients in the courtroom as well as in negotiations.  She has appeared at the state, appellate, and federal courts on issues of constitutional law, tort matters, and civil rights.

Ms. Domingo holds Associate Degrees in Business and Accounting and received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned a Juris Doctorate with honors in 2012 from the John F. Kennedy University College of Law and completed her continuing education in Publishing at Stanford University.

Among her many accolades, Ms. Domingo has received the Public Interest Award from the California Bar Foundation, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, the Robert G. Mc Grath American Inn of Court Scholarship, the Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award, and the Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Platinum and Gold Diversity Awards.  She also holds an Avvo “Superb” rating.

Highly involved in the legal community, Ms. Domingo is President-Elect for California Women Lawyers, a state-wide organization dedicated to advancing women in the profession of law, improving the administration of justice and eliminating all inequities based on gender.  She also serves as Chair of the Judicial Evaluations Committee and Annual Dinner Committee.  Ms. Domingo also served on the Executive Committee and as Director for the Contra Costa County Bar Association Board and as Chair of the Diversity Committee, and as Past President of the Contra Costa County Bar Association's Women's Section.  She also served on the State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners for four years, Director of the Women Lawyers of Alameda County Board and is a member of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Practice areas

Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 50% Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 40% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2013, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.msdomingolawgroup.com/about/

Educational Background:
  • Associate Degree in Business and Accounting, Bachelor Degrees, University of California at Berkeley
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Chair, Center for Civic and Economic Education, Moot court Fundraising Team
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Vice-Chair, Examinations Committee, State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners, 2016
  • Secretary, Contra Costa County Bar Association, 2020
  • Eastern District of California, 2013
  • Member, State Bar of California, Real Property Section, 2014-Present
  • Co-Chair, Judicial Evaluations Committee, California Women Lawyers

    , 2017
  • Member, Queen's Bench San Francisco, 2012-Present
  • President, Contra Costa County Bar Association Women's Section, 2015
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2017-Present
  • Attorney Member, Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court, 2010-Present
  • Ninth Circuit of California, 2013
  • Board Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association Women's Section, 2013-Present
  • Vice-President, Contra Costa County Bar Association Women's Section, 2014
  • Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association West County Section, 2013-Present
  • Committee Attorney Member, State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners, 2013-2017
  • Member, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, 2017-Present
  • Vice Chair, Education Standards Committee, State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners, 2015
  • California Bar, 2013-Present
  • Co-Affiliate Governor, California Women Lawyers, 2016-2017
  • Affiliate Governor, California Women Lawyers, 2016
  • Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association Barristers Section, 2013-Present
  • Director, Contra Costa County Bar Association, 2016-2018
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Alameda County, 2013-Present
  • Delegate, Conference of California Bar Associations, 2017-Present
  • Director, Women Lawyers of Alameda County, 2018-Present
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-Presenter for Contra Costa County Bar Association's Diversity Committee, Co-Presenter, Investing in the Future with Diversity, Building a Better Law Practice, 2017
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Adjunct Professor, John F. Kennedy University College of Law, 2017
Honors/Awards:
  • "CCCBA Diversity Award, Platinum Level", 2019
  • California Women Lawyers Minority Bar Coalition Unity Awards, Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award, 2019
  • "CCCBA Diversity Award, Gold Level” for M.S. Domingo Law’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, 2018
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Outstanding Community Service
  • California Young Woman of the Year
  • Outstanding Student Award (JFKU)
  • Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Witkin Award
  • Baha’i International Scholarship
  • Witkin Award, Excellence in Criminal Law
  • The Margaret E. Gannon Scholarship, Women Lawyers of Alameda County
  • Public Interest Award, California Bar Foundation
  • Centre Pour L’education International Scholar, Burgundy, France
  • “Society of Women Engineers Scholarship”, Excellence in Science and Mathematics, University of California Berkeley
  • Robert G. McGrath, American Inn of Court, Justice Marchiano Scholarship
  • PG&E Scholarship, Excellence in Mathematics and Science
  • American Student Government Association Scholarship
  • Witkin Award, Excellence in Constitutional Law
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Award - Outstanding Community Service   
  • Witkin Award, Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Competition, 2012
  • The Honorable Patricia Herron and the Honorable Ellen James Scholarship, Contra Costa County Bar Association Women's Section
  • International Scholar Laureate Delegate
  • California Bar Foundation Public Interest Award
  • San Francisco Young Woman of the Year
  • Public Interest Scholarship (JFKU)
  • Society of Women Engineers, Excellence in Mathematics and Science
  • Witkin Award, Excellence in Civil Procedure
  • Justice Marchiano Scholarship, Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court, 2012
  • Outstanding Student Award, John F. Kennedy University College of Law, 2012

Office location for Mika Domingo

1501 N Broadway
Suite 260
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: 925-953-2255

Selections

1 Year Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2023

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