MICHAEL A. FIUMARA
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and Northern New Jersey, Michael A. Fiumara is a no-nonsense, energetic and savvy attorney who tells it like it is.
Mr. Fiumara has an unparalleled commitment to his work and an unbridled passion for going the extra mile for all of his clients. His law firm is dedicated to providing only top-notch representation; Mr. Fiumara grants each client his undivided attention and treats them as though no one else exists or matters.
His dedication to his clients’ causes is best summed up in a quote from a long-time client who said, “Michael jumps right into the middle of the flames, with the barbed wire and broken glass and seems to enjoy it.” That is because he never backs down and is known to be extremely tenacious until the job is done right the first time…see other testimonials link
Mr. Fiumara’s penchant for doing things the right way drove him to establish his own Law practice in 1992. After working more than fifteen years in government and seeing how inefficient and unresponsive, it was, he decided to enroll into law school to make a difference– case by case. He took adversity in his life and turned it into fierce advocacy standing up to and winning cases against the Catholic Church and other powerful adversaries such as insurance carriers, Caltrans, and school districts.
The Law Firm of Michael A. Fiumara is founded on principals of creative problem-solving, fairness, and getting things done right the first time.
Since 1992 Mr. Fiumara’s law firm has stood resolute in its dedication to the firm’s client needs and satisfaction, oftentimes exceeding client’s expectations.
As a former competitive natural Bodybuilding champion, who has earned many titles and awards, including, Mr. Northern California, Natural, and who placed first or second in all 15 regional and national competitions in the early 1990s, Mr. Fiumara expects only the best from himself. Mr. Fiumara transmits that deep sense of personal discipline over to his work, ethics and professional responsibility for his clients.
Education & Qualifications
Mr. Fiumara, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers University, undergraduate, in New Brunswick, New Jersey also earned his law degree from Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey on a full scholarship.
The first in his family and one of 11 children to graduate from College Mr. Fiumara graduated with top honors from Rutgers and was honored as a “Henry Rutgers Scholar.” During law school Mr. Fiumara did not waste anytime time serving the poor and disenfranchised; he helped start several non-profit organizations, organized food and clothing drives on campus and became a very active member of the Voorhees Township Planning Commission. Prior to law school, Mr. Fiumara worked for the very charismatic Mayor of New York City, Edward Koch, at the Offices of Management and Budget (OMB) and Urban Development.
In addition to his Law Degree, Mr. Fiumara first earned his Master’s Degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. While attending this Ivy League Institution, (founded by Benjamin Franklin) Mr. Fiumara worked for the City of Philadelphia’s Legal Department and was exposed to big city crime, incarceration issues and a deeply divided society—so hence comes forth the compassion and empathy to ‘fight hard’ for the underdog!
Mr. Fiumara was also a recipient of a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fellowship and received a full Scholarship to finish his graduate studies before embarking onto his law career—Amply prepared to do battle for those with no voice and who find themselves stuck in the revolving door of the criminal justice system.
Professional Affiliations, Organizations, Memberships & Recognitions –partial listing
Mr. Fiumara is a member of the California State Bar, Sonoma County Bar Association and is also a member of the Criminal Defense section of the Sonoma County Bar Association, Rutgers Alumni Association, Penn Alumni, University of Pennsylvania.
-2015—American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, Award– “10 Best 2015” for “Client Satisfaction,” recognizing excellence
-2014 & 2015- Nominated and awarded AVVO’s Clients’ Choice Awards/Superb Rating
-2014- Nominated and Awarded Top 100 Trial Attorneys Award, by the National Trial Lawyers Association
-Member of the California Public Defenders Association (CPDA);
-Member of the California DUI Lawyers Association;
-National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
-Member of NORML,
-Former Vice President of the Sonoma County chapter of the Consumer Attorneys of California;
-Recipient of the volunteer and merit Award from the Sonoma County Lawyer Referral Service;
-Law Firm awarded by the California Teachers Association (CTA). GLS trained attorney for over a decade;
-Teamster Attorney for DUI and misdemeanor cases representing UPS employees and Truck Drivers.
-Sponsor and contributor to the Sonoma County Law Library Committee;
-Active member and sponsor of special events for the Sonoma County Bar Association;
-Active member, contributor and Scholarship co-chair of the Sonoma County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce;
-Mr. Fiumara served for over a decade as President and Board Member on the Santa Rosa Democratic Club, fundraising and served as an Alternate on the Sonoma County Central Committee.
Deep Community Involvement-partial listing
Apart from Mr. Fiumara’s professional practice of law, Mr. Fiumara has served on many of the Sonoma County’s non-profit boards and has volunteered and contributed to a multitude of community based organizations, but to name a few:
-Roseland Prep Portfolio Career Day Participant and Large Donor; Click Here To Read More Info (enter link to $10,000 gifit).
-Former Board Member of Senior Advocacy Services, formerly the Sonoma County Ombudsman;
-Sponsor and contributor to Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)—worked with Esperanza Program and tattoo removal programs for clients;
-Active member and donor to the Scholarship Fund, Women-in Law; Restorative Justice participant and supporter;
-Donor to the Court Appointed Advocates (CASA); raising money for playground equipment and school supplies;
-Sponsor and a partner with the Child-Parent Institute (CPI); Major contributor of main fundraiser;
-Mr. Fiumara is a highly sort after speaker to many local high schools and Community schools for kids-at- risk for his “tell it as it is” attitude and experience;
-Sponsor and contributor to the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)- the Firm collaborates with NAMI to help its clients with mental health issues in jail and through the legal process;
-Mr. Fiumara’s no nonsense style has earned him a radio host spot on KSRO Radio on the Drive with Steve Jaxon to discuss a variety of controversial criminal cases and controversial social and political issues revolving around police abuse and misconduct in a segment called-“Justice Gone Wild.”
Why Hire Our Firm
For almost a quarter of a century, Mr. Fiumara has zealously fought for his criminal defendant clients in and out of the Courtrooms of Northern California. Mr. Fiumara strongly believes in a strong collaborative and big law firm team-approach to the practice of law which yields the “best” results for the firm’s clients. The results speak for themselves.
Mr. Fiumara has just recently been inducted and honored as one of the 100 best trial attorneys in California when he was nominated and awarded, “Top 100 Trial Attorney Lawyers.”
Mr. Fiumara never rests on his laurels and strongly believes that the practice of law should be practiced with dedication and conviction to serve those most in need of legal representation. Finally, Mr. Fiumara stands by his mantra and the Firm’s slogan since opening its doors in 1992—
“The Right Attorney Makes All the Difference!”
WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU—THAT IS WHY WE ARE STILL IN BUSINESS SINCE 1992!