The accomplishments of the legal team at Aguirre & Severson LLP are many. We fight against injustices representing individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and government entities. We have successfully negotiated a $775 million dollar settlement on behalf of California electricity customers. Our lawyers have won fraud jury trials, civil rights and voting rights cases, environmental cases and public interest cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars. We have recovered for victims of Ponzi schemes, derivatives fraud, breach of contract, unlawful business practices and environmental law violations. Our lawyers have prosecuted cases against organized crime. Altogether, we have recovered and saved our clients hundreds of millions of dollars. We are bold in our quest for justice and are ready to take on the biggest corporations to achieve results for our clients.

Aguirre & Severson LLP is a multinational law firm with a reputation for providing personal service to our diverse client base, regardless of the sophistication of their matter or where they are located. We guide our clients throughout the resolution of the case, and at times, we establish a long-term relationship, serving as trusted legal counsel whenever necessary.

Michael Aguirre’s legal career spans over four decades as a federal prosecutor, municipal law expert, fraud victim trial attorney, and certified fraud examiner and special attorney assigned to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations. He is a former elected official of the City of San Diego.

Maria (Mia) Severson is an experienced trial lawyer and former Chief Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Diego. With more than 28 years of private and public practice, she has litigated complex matters involving fraud, unfair business practices, contract and franchise disputes, public entity issues, including pension, election law, constitutional law, First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, labor and employment matters, land use, eminent domain, environmental issues, and serious personal injury and wrongful death claims. She has tried more than 20 cases, some with significant media attention. She is persuasive in the courtroom, both in trial and on appeal.

Regardless of your location or matter, Aguirre & Severson LLP provides comprehensive legal representation.

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