Michael J. Leonard

Attorney Michael J Leonard
Attorney Michael J LeonardFounder; Attorney at Law

“Every corporate attorney in San Diego has taken the time to learn the law. Not every corporate attorney in San Diego will take the time to learn your business. That is what I want to do: learn your business. Before becoming a corporate attorney and founding San Diego Corporate Law, I spent several years in leadership roles of privately held corporations. In that time, I learned that the issues facing each business in each industry are unique. Broad application of the same operational or management principles between industries, or even between two businesses in the same industry, is not superlative management. Similarly, providing counsel to a business without understanding the industry or the needs of the specific business is not a superlative practice of corporate law. I strive to provide first-class legal service, and that means knowing how you do your work before I do mine.”

— Michael J Leonard

Michael J Leonard Qualifications

State Bar of California

United States District Court for the District of Southern California

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA
Juris Doctor — May 2008
Certificate in Law, Technology and Communications

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Physics — May 1998
Minors in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics

San Diego Business Journal
Best of the Bar 2015
March 2015

Super Lawyers
San Diego Rising Stars 2015
Awarded January 2015

San Diego Daily Transcript
Top Young Attorneys of 2013
Awarded December 2013

San Diego Daily Transcript
Top Attorneys of 2013; Corporate Transactions Category
June 2013 Semi-Finalist

Lawyer Referral and Information Service
San Diego County Bar Association
March 2015 to Present

American Bar Association
June 2013 to Present

San Diego County Bar Association
October 2011 to Present

Board of Directors; Executive Secretary; Member
La Jolla Golden Triangle Chamber of Commerce
October 2009 to December 2013

Mentor; Workshop Presenter
SCORE San Diego
April 2010 to December 2016

Michael J Leonard Practice Areas

Contracts 47%
Corporate 36%
Securities 13%
Intellectual Property 4%