Top 100 California lawyers list, 2002
J. Michael Hennigan (Hennigan, Bennett & Dorman, Los Angeles)
When the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles needed a miracle, it turned to Hennigan, who takes on - and often wins - the most controversial cases. He recovered $865 million, for instance, for Orange County in its bankruptcy. Recently, he brought what could be the largest class action in U.S. history, taking on State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance for 50 million policyholders.
"Have you ever seen him get pissed? He'll rip your head off."
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