Professional Experience

Michael Campion is a Senior Associate with Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill, LLP’s Litigation and Municipal Law practice groups. Mr. Campion brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the firm’s practice, accrued over a decade as a Research Attorney for the Central Division of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. His time with the Superior Court included daily direct work with judicial officers in the civil trial courts, as well as oversight roles in various specialized assignments. Mr. Campion also served as a Research Attorney for the Writs and Receivers Departments.

During his time with the civil trial courts, Mr. Campion developed an expert command of the California Code of Civil Procedure, providing guidance and recommendations to judicial officers. He has broad familiarity with civil litigation, particularly including employment discrimination and wrongful termination claims, claims against public entities, asbestos-related and toxic tort claims, and the civil litigation of leadership disputes in religious and cultural organizations. As a senior Research Attorney for the Writs and Receivers Departments, Mr. Campion provided recommendations on quasi-appellate review of public agency conduct and state and local administrative adjudications focused on personnel matters and professional license discipline. Mr. Campion also dealt extensively with the review of various land-use decisions and CEQA determinations, as well as the review of the procedural aspects of legislative and administrative governance, the assessment of the constitutionality of statutes and regulations, constitutional challenges to local fee ordinances, and the review of the propriety of ballot materials and elections.

Mr. Campion currently advises municipalities on compliance with the Brown Act, the California Public Records Act, and the conflict of interest provisions of the Political Reform Act. He also handles civil litigation and mandamus litigation for municipalities and drafts policies and ordinances to assist our clients in realizing their vision for their cities.

Selected Representative Matters

Mr. Campion contributed substantially to the trial court rulings upheld in the following appellate opinions:

  • Hipsher v. Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association(2018) 24 Cal.App.5th 740
  • Alwin Lewis v. Superior Court (Medical Board of California)(2017) 3 Cal.5th 561
  • Franchesi v. Franchise Tax Board(2016) 1 Cal.App.5th 247
  • Westchester Secondary Charter School v. Los Angeles Unified School Dist.(2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 1226
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation v. State Dept. of Health Care Services(2015) 241 Cal.App.4th 1327
  • Schafer v. City of Los Angeles(2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 1250
  • Benetatos v. City of Los Angeles(2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 1270
  • Carolina Casualty Insurance Co. v. L.M. Ross Law Group, LLP(2012) 212 Cal.App.4th 1181
  • West Washington Properties, LLC v. Dept. of Transportation(2012) 210 Cal.App.4th 1136
  • Comerica Bank v. Howsam(2012) 208 Cal.App.4th 790
  • Scalzo v. Baker(2010) 185 Cal.App.4th 91
  • M. v. Los Angeles Unified School Dist.(2010) 184 Cal.App.4th 712
  • Gravillis v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Co.(2010) 182 Cal.App.4th 503
  • Goldman v. KPMG, LLP(2009) 173 Cal.App.4th 209 (Haines)
  • American Civil Rights Foundation v. Los Angeles Unified School Dist.(2008) 169 Cal.App.4th 436
  • Espericueta v. Shewry(2008) 164 Cal.App.4th 615
  • Rodriguez v. Bank of the West (2008) 162 Cal.App.4th 454

Admissions & Associations

  • State Bar of California (2006)
  • United States District Court, Central District of California (2019)

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