Michael Caspino

Attorney at Law

Orange County, California
Shareholder, Buchalter

As an attorney for more than twenty years, Michael Caspino has successfully taken cases to trial in areas of law that include wrongful death, product liability, construction defects, employment, environmental claims, and business disputes.

Additionally, Mr. Caspino has served as General Counsel to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County.  Mr. Caspino has extensive experience in advising Roman Catholic Bishops from throughout the country on legal and management issues.

Mr. Caspino holds several leadership roles in community organizations.  He was co-chair of the successful campaign to raise $100 million for the acquisition and renovation of the Crystal Cathedral.  He is the founding President of the Orange County Canyons Legatus Chapter and serves on the Board of Directors for Serra Catholic School, the largest Catholic elementary school in America.  Additionally, Mr. Caspino serves on the Board of Directors for the Obria Healthcare Foundation.

Areas of Practice & Industry Specialties

Products Liability; Litigation; Religious & Non-Profit Organization Law; Hospitality Industry Law

Recognition

  • Recipient, 2012 Man of Character Award by the Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America

  • Recipient, Council on Litigation Management’s, Litigation Professional of the Year Award for outside defense counsel, out of over 12,000 attorneys in the organization

  • Lecturer, Litigation Management Institute, held yearly at Columbia University School of Law in New York

  • Recipient, Bowie Kuhn Award for contributions to the Catholic Church
     

Mr. Caspino has been quoted and interviewed by numerous media outlets including, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Breitbart News, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, and KABC Television News.

Publications

  • Points & Authorities, Winter 2016, Buchalter Nemer Point & Authorities, February 10, 2016

  • Does Supreme Court's Marriage Decision Protect Religious Entities?, National Catholic Register , June 30, 2015
     

Presentations

  • Speaker, "Arbitration Agreements and Employment Contracts", Catholic Umbrella Pool (CUP) Conference in Omaha, NE, April 16, 2015

Education

Mr. Caspino earned his J.D. at Southwestern Law School and his B.A. in Political Science at the University of Redlands.

Bar Admissions

  • California

  • Arizona

  • Colorado

  • Nevada

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