Michael Gleason

Michael J. Gleason


600 West Broadway
Suite 1500
San Diego, California 92101-3384

Primary Practices

Michael J. Gleason is an AV-rated trial and appellate lawyer with over 20 years of experience handling key areas of business litigation, including consumer class action defense, California’s Proposition 65, product liability, fraud, real estate, escrow, and title insurance. He serves as Partner-in-Charge of Hahn Loeser’s San Diego office, is founder of the firm’s Proposition 65 defense group, and a member of the San Diego Litigation Team, which is ranked among the Top Tier Practices by Chambers USA.

Mike has litigated jury and bench trials to successful outcomes throughout California. He presented oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as the Second, Fourth, and Fifth Appellate Districts of the State of California and has also briefed matters before the California Supreme Court. He represents businesses in a wide range of industries, including escrow, title insurance, real estate, food, manufacturing, retail, oil and gas, entertainment, and consumer credit. Mike has also represented non-profit trade associations including the California Land Title Association and the American Land Title Association.

Mike volunteers on the Board of Directors of San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, which provides pro bono legal services to vulnerable San Diego County residents, including the homeless, abused children, domestic violence victims, elder abuse victims, veterans, immigrants and those living with HIV/AIDS. Mike also regularly volunteers at the Feeding America warehouse sorting food with his children and has actively participated in Feeding San Diego’s annual “Food from the Bar” competition between law offices for the past seven years. Mike has volunteered as a coach for his son’s basketball team for the past three seasons.

Professional History

  • Partner-In-Charge, San Diego Office, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2012-present; Partner, 2010-present; Associate, 2007-09
  • Attorney, Jones Day, 2001-07
  • Research Assistant to Professor Faust F. Rossi, Cornell Law School, Summer 1999


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2001
    • Honors & Activities: Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, General Editor; Phi Delta Phi, Member
  • University of Buffalo, B.A., History, magna cum laude, 1998
    • Honors & Activities: Phi Beta Kappa, Member; Highest Honors in History Department; Dean's List; Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, Member; Golden Key Honors Society, Member; Outstanding Student in Political Science
Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Real Estate, 2024


ChambersUSA, Commercial Litigation, 2023


AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell


San Diego’s Top Attorneys, SD Metro Magazine, 2022, 2024


SD 500 – The Most Influential People in San Diego, San Diego Business Journal, 2022


Top 100 Leaders in Law, San Diego Business Journal, 2022


Top 50 Influential Leaders, The Daily Transcript, 2019


“Top Lawyer,” Civil Litigation, San Diego Magazine, 2017-present


Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers®, 2015-16


“2015 Multi-State Class Action Defense Attorney of the Year in California,” Global Law Experts and CorporateINTL, 2015


Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2010-11









Bar Admissions

State of California, 2011


State of Ohio, 2001 (inactive)


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio, Central District of California, Southern District of California, Northern District of California, Eastern District of California

Memberships & Affiliations

Board Member, San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2019-present


State Bar of California, Member


San Diego County Bar Association


Association of Business Trial Lawyers




California Land Title Association