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Harvey W. Wimer III
Michael G. Martin
Michael D. Sargent


Of Counsel


J.E. Holmes III
Patrick L. Graves


Senior Associates


Robert D. Ricks
Dennis J. Mahoney
Roxanne L. Crocket
Szu Pei Lu-Yang


Associates


Nicole C. Morgan
Learned P. Espinosa
Kristopher Daams

Our Attorneys

Michael D. Sargent


Partner of the Firm
Riverside Office
(951) 680-0100
mdsargent@gravesandking.com
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Michael D. Sargent is a partner in the firmís Riverside office primarily working with contractors, businesses and public entities on a wide range of legal issues. Mr. Sargent received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University in 1995. He received his Juris Doctor in 2002 from the University of La Verne - College of Law. While a student at La Verne, Mr. Sargent was active in the Moot Court program and competed in the University of Dayton - College of Law Cybercrimes Competition. His team was awarded Best Legal Brief Honors at the competition. Read Full Bio

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Professional Experience

  • 2007-Present, Partner, Graves & King LLP
  • 2003-2007, Associate Attorney, Graves & King LLP
  • 2003, Office of the City Attorney, Deputy City Attorney, Riverside, CA
  • 2002, Office of the City Attorney, Externship, Anaheim, CA
  • 1995, Citizenís Law Enforcement Review Board, Externship,
    San Diego, CA
Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Orange County Bar Association (Construction, Real Estate & Insurance Sections)
  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker
  • California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC)
  • Los Angeles Magazine's Super Lawyer Publication - 2011 & 2010 Southern California Rising Star
Professional Activities

  • 2010, Canyon High School Mock Trial Team Coach
  • 2009, CALPASC Webinar - Construction Defect Claims Management
  • 2009, West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar - The Practical and Ethical Problems Presented by Gaps in Coverage Due to Self Insured Retention Obligations
  • 2008, West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar - New Technologies for Reducing Construction Defect Claims & Investigative Costs
  • 2007, West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar - Cross Defendantís Trial Exposure: Assignment of Rights by Developer, Managing Offsets, Allocations, Special Verdicts & Developersí Pay and Chase Claims
Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the State of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of La Verne College of Law, Ontario, California 2002
  • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice Administration, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 1995

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Michael D. Sargent is a partner working in the firmís Riverside office primarily working with contractors, businesses and public entities on a wide range of legal issues. Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University in 1995. He received his Juris Doctorate in 2002 from the University of La Verne - College of Law. While a student at La Verne, Mr. Sargent was active in the Moot Court program and competed in the University of Dayton - College of Law Cybercrimes Competition. His team was awarded Best Legal Brief Honors at the competition.

Mr. Sargent is a member of the California Bar and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court, Central District of California. Mr. Sargent has successfully tried and arbitrated several cases and mediated hundreds more. Mike is also a licensed California real estate broker.

As a member of the California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors, (CALPASC), Mr. Sargent has volunteered his time to review contracts for its members and has provided workshops for the membership to help them implement construction litigation strategies. Mr. Sargent is a frequent speaker at the annual West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar where he has provided instruction to attorneys and insurance representatives on litigation aspects of construction disputes and new building practices.

He is also a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel. Mr. Sargent was honored by his peers and recognized in the Los Angeles Magazine as a 2010 Southern California Rising Star and has an ďexcellentĒ rating by the independent internet based attorney rating service Avvo.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Sargent worked for several years in the construction industry. His work included the installation of electrical, fire sprinkler and suppression systems. He also learned much about the construction industry from his father, a retired contractor.

Mr. Sargent is Board Member of the one hundred thirty-two home homeowners association where he resides. He enjoys helping his neighbors maintain their neighborhood by heading various association construction improvement projects. He is also a coach for the Canyon High School Mock Trial Team. The team, made up entirely of high school students, competes each year in a mock trial competition against other high schools in Orange County, California. Mr. Sargent enjoys traveling with his wife and attending local sporting events.

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