Michael S. Biggs
Michael S. Biggs is a knowledgeable, confident, and experienced San Francisco Bay Area attorney who is also skilled in a wide variety of areas, such as business law, public sector employment law, professional licensing, trust litigation, personal injury, and civil rights. He serves clients in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties from his main office in San Rafael, a staffed office in San Francisco, and a satellite office in Walnut Creek. With over a decade of experience as a litigator, Mr. Biggs recognizes the importance of thinking outside the box and crafting creative solutions to complex disputes. He is keenly aware that any type of litigation is adversarial, and he offers his clients the top-notch investigatory skills, the precise understanding of the law, and the strategic and tactical acumen that they need to vigorously assert their interests.
Much of the work Mr. Biggs does involves legal issues with government agencies. People who are going up against the federal, state, or local government may find the situation daunting. It does not need to be if you have a dedicated, knowledgeable attorney on your side. Whether you are facing adverse action as a government employee, a property owner challenging a land use regulation, bringing a civil rights or personal injury claim, or navigating the professional licensing process, you should assert your rights to the fullest possible extent. This is where Mr. Biggs has the courage and confidence to use every tool at his disposal on your behalf.
There is no situation too challenging for Mr. Biggs, who takes personal satisfaction from thoroughly untangling the nuances of a complex or unusual dispute. He communicates clearly with his clients, as well as with the courts and opposing parties. Mr. Biggs is proud of using these skills to explain complicated issues and build bridges between clashing sides.
One key area in which Mr. Biggs provides seasoned legal counsel is trust litigation. A trust is a legal instrument that allows someone to pass on assets and other property interests to designated beneficiaries. Often, beneficiaries and trustees disagree about how the trust should be administered or the assets to which each beneficiary may or may not be entitled. A trustee has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries and to administer the trust according to its terms. A beneficiary who believes that the trustee is failing to meet these obligations can bring a breach of fiduciary duty claim to seek compensation and potentially have the trustee removed.
Mr. Biggs is also well-versed in public employment law. Government employees are entitled to rights and protections in the event that their employers accuse them of wrongdoing, or when they are part of an investigation involving a criminal act. Employees have a right to having a representative or lawyer present during questioning, and they also enjoy certain rights when it comes to providing answers to questions that may incriminate them. Understanding your rights in an investigation involving a government employer is critical to ensuring that you receive a fair hearing.
Mr. Biggs is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern District and Southern District of California as well as the California state courts and the California Office of Administrative Hearings. He earned his undergraduate degree in management from Sonoma State University and holds a juris doctorate degree from the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. Call 415-789-5823 or contact us online for a free consultation. A knowledgeable attorney who can apply complicated legal principles to a real-world situation may be an invaluable weapon in protecting your interests. Mr. Biggs is ready to guide you through the legal process from start to finish, no matter how challenging your situation may be.
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
B.S., Management, Sonoma State University