Michael B. Gurien


Michael Gurien is a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul in the firm’s Los Angeles office. A native of Thousand Oaks, California, Michael earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law. He is licensed to practice in California and has been recognized four times — from 2007 to 2010 — on the Thomson Reuters list of Southern California Super Lawyers®. Michael is a member of the American Association for Justice, the State Bar of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and Consumer Attorneys of California.

Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Product Liability
  • Employment & Labor
  • Commercial & Insurance
  • Toxic Tort

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, J.D., 1995
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.A., 1992

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • State Bar of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Honors & Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law, 1995
  • Selected for inclusion on the Southern California Super Lawyers list, published by Thomson Reuters, Legal, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Michael B. Gurien

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