Elder Law Litigation Attorney
Over the past twenty-five years, Michael Molland has taken over forty cases to trial as a partner at two of America’s largest corporate law firms.
Michael tried his first case in 1986. Since then, he has amassed over 150 weeks of jury trial experience. He has been lead trial counsel in over forty trials, going to final verdict in twenty. Nineteen of these representations have resulted in verdicts in favor of his clients, and those clients have recovered judgments or settlements after trial in the tens of millions of dollars.
In 1997, Michael and family moved their home to Sonoma County. Fifteen years later, his trial work followed. In March of 2013, Michael relocated his practice from a skyscraper above One Market Street in San Francisco to a restored Victorian in the historic downtown section of Petaluma.
Martindale, a national company that rates attorneys based on the confidential review of their peers, ranks Michael at its highest rating: “A/V,” which is only granted to 5 percent of all lawyers. Michael has also been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by peers in Northern California for his work in mass tort litigation.
Michael is approved panel counsel for California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) and Council on Aging. Michael is also a Member of the Board of the Sonoma County Conservation Action (SCCA) and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
The Avvo Rating is based on the evaluation of a lawyer’s background – based in part on industry recognition, professional achievements, and years in practice. The Legal Leaders achievement is an honored recognition from Martindale-Hubbell to select attorneys who have been rated by their peers to be AV Preeminent, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. Super Lawyer recognition is based on peer nominations and professional achievement
Ginny Wilkes is the Chief Paralegal and Marketing Manager of Molland Law and has over 15 years of experience as a civil litigation paralegal.
Raised in Sonoma County, Ginny is passionate about family, community, and assisting the elder population and the people who care for them. Throughout her legal career Ginny has served as the key contact for clients. She treats her client’s goals as her own and their needs with compassion and respect.
Ginny’s education, background and experience led her to Molland Law where she can best combine her legal skills, relationship building, and compassion for community. Ginny currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Senior Advocacy Services.