Michael von Loewenfeldt
Kerr & Wagstaffe
Michael von Loewenfeldt is a partner of Kerr & Wagstaffe and practices both trial and appellate litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. His practice primarily involves consumer rights, employment litigation, and class actions. He has experience with wrongful death, civil rights, municipal liability, defamation, undue influence will contests, insurance coverage, unfair competition, and unfair trade practices litigation. Michael represents a wide spectrum of clients, including individuals and businesses of all sizes. Education and Experience In 1991, Michael graduated Phi Beta Kappa from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Political Science. In 1995, he received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall, and was made a member of the Order of the Coif. After law school, Michael served as a law clerk to the Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of California. Upon completion of his clerkship with Judge Armstrong, he became an associate at the San Francisco office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. Michael joined Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP in November 1999, shortly after the firm opened. He became partner in February 2001. Michael teaches Community Property as an adjunct assistant professor of law at University of California, Hastings School of the Law. Published and Westlaw Cases The available cases Michael has worked on include: Schoenfeld v. Grabisch, 2005 WL 697975 (Cal. App. Mar 28, 2005) Schoenfeld v. Zwakenberg, 2005 WL 697990 (Cal. App. Mar 28, 2005) Konig v. State Bar of California, 2004 WL 2091990 (N.D. Cal. Sep 16, 2004) Olagues v. Stafford, 316 F. Supp. 2d 393 (E.D. La. 2004) Theofel v. Farey-Jones, 359 F.3d 1066 (9th Cir. 2004) Kremen v. Cohen, 325 F.3d 1035 (9th Cir. 2003) Kremen v. Cohen, 337 F.3d 1024 (9th Cir. 2003) Carnegie Mellon University v. Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., 148 F. Supp. 2d 1004 (N.D. Cal. 2001) Fricke-Parks Press, Inc. v. Fang, 149 F. Supp. 2d 1175 (N.D. Cal. 2001) Desimone v. Allstate Ins. Co., 2000 WL 1811385 (N.D. Cal. Nov 07, 2000) Franklin v. Fox, 107 F. Supp. 2d 1154 (N.D. Cal. 2000) Rothwell v. Allstate Ins. Co., 293 Mont. 393, 976 P.2d 512 (1999) Perez v. McDonald's Corp., 60 F. Supp. 2d 1030 (E.D. Cal. 1998). Admissions, Memberships, and Affiliations From 1987 to 1994, Michael was also a member of the California National Guard (Mechanized Infantry). He is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court and all California state and federal courts. Michael is a member of the California Bar Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco. Personal Information Michael lives in Oakland with his 3-year old hound-mix Ella.