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Michael C. Hackworth

Michael C. Hackworth

Riverside, California
951-320-1444 (Current Clients)
Best Employment Lawyer from Riverside, CA Michael C. Hackworth

Michael C. Hackworth has a variety of experiences in defense litigation. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Riverside, and held internships at the City of San Bernardino Mayor's Office performing legal and political research. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Hastings College of the Law in 1996 where he specialized in litigation and served externships with the Public Law Research Institute, where he worked on the research and drafting of ethics bills.

Before attending law school, Mr. Hackworth served as a licensed real estate appraiser, determining the values of residential properties in several Southern California counties. This background, and his experience working for the Resolution Trust Corporation (an agency of the FDIC) led to an early practice in real estate transaction and litigation.

Mr. Hackworth's current practice includes insurance defense, premises liability, general liability, construction defect litigation, construction accidents, and general business litigation. He also has experience in professional and medical negligence cases, employment litigation, drafting of employment agreements and handbooks, business transactions, real estate issues, and public entity defense. He has represented various public entities, such as Cities, Counties, Special Districts, and School Districts in various litigation matters, including employment claims, contract disputes and injury claims.

Mr. Hackworth is licensed to practice before the Federal Courts, and has extensive experience at that level. He also has experience with appellate issues, in both State and Federal forums. His practice is enhanced by membership in local county bar associations. Additionally, he has served as a judge at the annual Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court competition.

Areas of Practice

  • Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • General Liability
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Accidents
  • General Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1996


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1996
  • University of California, Riverside, California
    • B.S. - 1993

Honors and Awards

  • Judge, Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Competition

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Resolution Trust Corporation

Past Employment Positions

  • City of San Bernardino Mayor's Office, Intern
  • Public Law Research Institute, Extern

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Riverside, CA 92501
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