Michelle “Mika” Domingo is the award-winning Managing Attorney of M.S. Domingo Law Group. With a passion for helping others, Mika Domingo represents people throughout California in matters involving Probate and Trust Litigation, Probate Administration, Trust Administration, and Estate Planning.
Mika was named a 2022 America’s Top 50 Lawyer for Estates & Trusts. She was also selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star, an honor bestowed upon the top 2.5% of attorneys. She was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2018-2022. She also holds an Avvo “Superb” rating (a perfect 10 out of 10).
Taking responsibility for over 100 cases at a given time, Mika developed her abilities as a litigator by serving for years as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California’s Attorney General’s Office, Department of Justice. She managed cases from inception to resolution in constitutional law and torts, emphasizing the First, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments at the State, Appellate, and Federal levels. In addition to her rigorous government experience and training, she received additional training in private practice in matters involving trust and estate planning, administration and litigation, probate, and civil litigation. Mika’s experience in both the public and private sectors provided a strong foundation for her to advocate fiercely for her clients and achieve the best results.
Mika fulfills her commitment to fairness, legitimacy, and equality within the legal community by serving on numerous boards, including as President-Elect of California Women Lawyers (CWL), a statewide organization chartered in 1974, dedicated to advancing women in the profession of law, and eliminating all forms of inequities. She has served on the CWL board for seven years, chairing the Judicial Evaluations Committee and this year’s Annual Dinner Committee. Mika served as Past President of the Contra Costa County Bar Association Women’s Section and as a Board Director and Executive Committee member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, chairing its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for three years. Mika believes that the justice system should work to benefit everyone, not just the few. Mika fulfills these commitments to her clients by implementing a client-centered approach – she places herself in the shoes of those she represents. Because the stress and anxiety of pending litigation can cause barriers to communication, empathizing with her clients can overcome that barrier and contribute to greater success in the litigation process: treating the client as a person, not just another “case.”
In addition to being named a 2022 America’s Top 50 Lawyer, a Super Lawyer, and having a perfect 10 rating from Avvo, Mika has received numerous other awards throughout her career, including:
- Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award 2019, California Women Lawyers
- California Young Woman of the Year
- San Francisco Young Woman of the Year
- California Bar Foundation Public Interest Award
- Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court Scholarship
- Contra Costa County Bar Association Diversity Award, Platinum Level
- Contra Costa County Bar Association Diversity Award, Gold Level
- Contra Costa County Bar Association, Board Member Star Award
- Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Outstanding Community Service
- Witkin Award, Excellence in Constitutional Law
- Witkin Award, Excellence in Civil Procedure
- Witkin Award, Excellence in Criminal Law
- Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Witkin Award
After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley with Honors, Mika earned a Juris Doctorate with Honors and Dean’s List Distinctions from the John F. Kennedy University College of Law.
Mika is admitted to the California Bar, the Ninth Circuit, and the Eastern District of California.