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Michael†C.†Hall†
San Francisco, California
phone (415) 512-9865
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Firm principal Michael C. Hall is a native of Southern California. He attained a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from California State Polytechnic University in 1976. He attended the University of California Hastings College of the Law from 1977 through 1980, where he attained his Juris Doctor degree.

He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1981. Mr. Hall was admitted to Pi Gamma Mu, the national honorary society for scholars of the social sciences. He was also a member of the Public Interest Honors program at Hastings College of the Law. Throughout his career, Mr. Hall has engaged in many public interest activities, including serving as a community advisor to the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Mr. Hall is currently a member of the Real Estate section of the State Bar of California, and of its committee on landlord-tenant law. He has published numerous articles of interest to the landlord-tenant community, including in the San Francisco Apartment Owners Association Magazine and in the newsletter of the San Francisco Small Property Owners Association. Mr. Hall has also appeared as a legal commentator on KGO radio.

Mr. Hall was lead counsel in a reported case: Gibble v. Car-Lene Research, Inc., 67 Cal.App.4th 295 (1998), which involved a civil procedure question that was resolved by the Court of Appeal in favor of Mr. Hall's clients. Mr. Hall has also conducted successful appeals in other cases which were not reported.

Mr. Hall has served as a judge pro tempore for the San Francisco Superior Court and continues to serve as a mediator for the Early Settlement Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco. Mr. Hall continues to work as a mediator and negotiator in addition to his courtroom advocacy.

With almost thirty years experience as a litigator, Mr. Hall has served as lead counsel in numerous successful jury trials, primarily in the personal injury and landlord-tenant fields, including serious bodily injury cases and wrongful eviction suits.

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate Law
Landlord-Tenant Litigation and Evictions
Real Estate Purchase Disputes
TIC (Tenancy In Common)/Condo Conversions
Commercial Leases
San Francisco Rent Ordinance Issues
Security Deposits
Insurance Issues
Estate Planning/Wills and Trusts
Probate and Trust Administration and Disputes
Financial Elder Abuse
Premises Liability Claims
Mediation
Bar Admissions:
California, 1981
Education:
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1980
Juris Doctor
Honors:†Public Interest Honors Program


California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, California, 1976
Bachelor of Science
Honors:†Cum Laude
Honors:†Pi Gamma Mu, National Honorary Society for Scholars of the Social Sciences


Published Works:
Various Articles, San Francisco Apartment Owners Association Magazine


Various Articles, Newsletter of the San Francisco Small Property Owners Association


Representative Cases:
Gibble v. Car-Lene Research, Inc., 67 Cal.App.4th 295 (Court of Appeal, First District, Division 3, California†1998)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
"Commercial and Residential Landlord-Tenant Law Update," Continuing Education Presentation for Lawyers and Real Estate Professionals, San Francisco, California, Sterling Education Services, 2009


"Negotiating Commercial Leases," Continuing Education Presentation for Lawyers and Real Estate Professionals, San Francisco, California, National Business Institute, 2008


"Negotiating Commercial Leases," Continuing Education Presentation for Lawyers and Real Estate Professionals, Oakland, California, National Business Institute, 2008


Legal Commentator on KGO Radio


Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of California, Real Estate Section


State Bar of California, Committee on Landlord-Tenant Law


Past Employment Positions:
San Francisco Superior Court, Judge Pro Tempore


Pro Bono Activities:
Community Advisor, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Ancillary Businesses:
Mediator, Bar Association of San Francisco Early Settlement Program