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Michael P. Thorman

Michael P. Thorman

24301 Southland Drive
Suite 312
Hayward, California 94545
United States

Telephone: (510) 785-8400
Facsimile: (510) 670-0955
Firm: Bonjour, Thorman, Baray & Billingsley
Practice Overview:
Criminal defense in both state and federal courts; plaintiff's personal injury.


Professional Profile:
In over 35 years of practicing law, Mr. Thorman has established himself as one of the top litigators in Alameda County and the San Francisco Bay Area. He had excellent training. He studied trial practice at Stanford Law School with hands-on training from Rose E. Bird, later to become Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. He cut his teeth in the criminal law in his first job out of law school as an associate with the legendary Clinton W. White, a top trial lawyer who later became a superior court judge and a Justice of the California Court of Appeal.

He has represented clients in more than 80 jury trials in both state and federal court, ranging from capital murder to drunk driving to personal injury. His better known cases include representation of a real estate developer/sports agent in a capital murder charge known in the press as the cross-bow murder, and representation of one of the defendants in the trans gender murder case out of Newark, CA. With his partner, Mr. Jules Bonjour, he obtained a 1 million dollar verdict against the California Highway Patrol following an auto accident that seriously injured his blue-collar client. He has handled cases throughout Northern California as well as Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C.

UndergraduateDartmouth CollegeA.B.1970
LawStanford Law SchoolJ.D.1974

Affiliations & Memberships:
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice; Consumer Attorneys of California.
"AV" rated by Martindale & Hubbel
Superlawyer designation since 2005
California State Bar certified specialist in Criminal Law