Focuses on Fighting Corporate and Government Abuse
Michael D. Thamer
Attorney at Law
Old Callahan Schoolhouse
12444 South Highway 3
Callahan, CA 96014
Phone: (530) 467-5307
Fax: (530) 467-5437
Attorney at Law
Michael D. Thamer enjoys peer recognition, statewide and nationally.
- Public Justice Foundation
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- California Lawyer Magazine
- Super Lawyer Magazine
- Marindale Hubbell’s Independent Attorney Rating
Michael D. Thamer is a nationally-recognized trial attorney who has tried over 40 jury trials in state and federal courts, two of which were the largest verdicts in the nation at the time:
In 2010, Thamer, as lead trial lawyer in the historic Lavender v.
Skilled Healthcare class action lawsuit, obtained for 32 thousand
plaintiff class members a jury verdict in excess of $670 million
dollars after a seven month trial, as well as injunctions against
Skilled Healthcare and its 23 subsidiary corporations requiring
compliance with California’s minimum staffing laws at 22 skilled
nursing facilities. Lavender is the largest verdict in the nation
against a provider of skilled nursing services to the elderly. For
more information on this case, see the related articles:
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As sole trial counsel, Thamer obtained a jury verdict, including $94 million dollar punitive damage award, in an elder abuse action involving a single plaintiff against Beverly Enterprises, Inc. [(2000) 80 Cal.App.4th 514.]
Mr. Thamer has prosecuted significant civil cases, including
consumer class actions, elder abuse, insurance bad faith, bad faith
lending, product liability, legal negligence, medical negligence,
and serious injury matters, and has defended individuals against
significant criminal matters, including first degree murder charges.
Mr. Thamer’s civil and criminal trial work has been featured on CBS ’60 Minutes’, CBS Evening News, and in numerous print media, including Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News, California Lawyer, California Law Business Journal, and Outside Magazine.
Mr. Thamer has been an invited lecturer for University of Southern California, American Trial Lawyers Association, National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units, Consumer Attorneys of California, California Healthcare Association, California Association of Healthcare Facilities, and California Advocates For Nursing Home Reform.
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law,
B.S., Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, 1978