Principal of MLG Attorneys at Law, Jonathan Michaels, has earned distinguished recognition in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America® in the category of “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions- Plaintiff.” Michaels has built a distinguished record within the automotive legal sector, with his expertise leading him to litigate against many of the world’s major car manufacturers, including GM, Honda, Audi, Toyota, and Tesla.
“It is indeed a privilege to be recognized among the esteemed attorneys featured in Best Lawyers,” said Michaels. “This accolade is a testament to our firm’s dedication to championing the rights of those affected by corporate negligence. We will continue our fight for justice with unwavering vigor and commitment.”
In his decorated tenure, Michaels filed some of the most significant automotive class action cases in U.S. history, instigating pivotal congressional hearings, DoJ investigations, and securing billion-dollar settlements.
Most recently, Michaels played a leading role in a class action lawsuit against automakers Kia and Hyundai, addressing their refusal to recall vehicles missing crucial anti-theft technology. As a direct result of these intensive efforts, including calling on the Governor of California to take action and requesting congressional intervention, the automakers came to a $200 million settlement for victims earlier this year.
Additionally, Michaels authored the best-selling book, Automotive 101: The Car Industry Exposed and has written over 100 articles for the Los Angeles Daily Journal. In 2015, he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his work on the GM ignition switch recall.
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