ATTORNEYS

Michael Vivoli

Founding Partner

Bar Admissions:
1. California
2. U.S. District Court Southern District of California
3. U.S District Court Central District of California

Education:
1. California Western School of Law, San Diego, California San Diego, California
2. Juris Doctor – 1996, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

The founder of the firm, Michael practices primarily in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis in business, real estate, and insurance litigation. In addition to his litigation practice, Michael also provides general business counseling to his clients on a wide array of matters, including sophisticated transactional matters.

Before forming Vivoli Saccuzzo, LLP in 2011 with his longtime associate, Jason P. Saccuzzo, Michael practiced as a sole proprietor as Vivoli & Associates. Michael began his legal career in 1996 at what was then known as the law firm of Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Anello, LLP, now Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Juskie, LLP. While there, Michael enjoyed early and heavy exposure to all aspects of civil litigation and trial work. After moving to Duckor, Spradling & Metzger, Michael developed a passion for business litigation, with a heavy emphasis on real estate and insurance litigation. Michael left that firm to form Morris, Sullivan & Vivoli, LLP, now Morris, Sullivan & Lemkul, LLP, before forming his own firm in July 2003.

Michael has developed a reputation throughout California as an aggressive and highly successful but always practical trial attorney who never loses sight of the ultimate goals and best interests of his clients. Michael has tried to verdict numerous cases throughout the State of California, securing verdicts and judgments in the millions of dollars on behalf of plaintiffs while successfully defending multi-million dollar claims against his defendant clients. Michael’s clients include both large, institutional clients and successful high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs.

While in law school, Michael served as an Associate Editor of the California Western Law Review & International Law Journal and earned the school’s Scriba Regis award for Best Law Review Article for his published article: “’Harm’ing Individual Liberty: Assessing the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Babbitt v. Sweet Home,” which was published in the California Western Law Review in 1996.

Michael attended undergraduate school at Utah State University on a full athletic scholarship and started his first Division I football game at left offensive tackle as just a redshirt freshman and lettered for four straight years.

Michael resides in San Diego with his wife but also travels frequently to Los Angeles where the firm maintains a remote office to better serve its substantial Los Angeles County client base.

Jason P. Saccuzzo

Founding Partner

Bar Admissions:
1. California
2. U.S. District Court Southern District of California
3. U.S. District Court Central District of California

Education:
1.California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude) – 2002
2.University of California, San Diego, California
History – June 1999

Jason P. Saccuzzo is a founding partner of Vivoli Saccuzzo, LLP. Jason practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and real estate, and provides general business counseling to clients on a wide array of matters. Jason’s litigation practice includes commercial and contractual disputes, business and partnership disputes, insurance disputes, real estate broker and escrow liability, homeowner association disputes, mortgage and loan disputes, construction defect and contract issues and all varieties of real estate matters.

Prior to forming Vivoli Saccuzzo, LLP with Michael W. Vivoli in 2011, Jason worked as an associate for Mr. Vivoli in the firm Vivoli & Associates. Jason and Michael both began their legal careers with the law firm of Wingert, Grebing Brukaker & Ryan LLP, now Wingert, Brubaker, Grebing & Juskie, LLP. During his tenure at his prior firms, Jason was involved in a wide range of civil litigation matters including real estate, personal injury, premises liability, construction defect, and legal professional liability. Jason’s skills and abilities as an attorney have allowed him to successfully argue, try and settle numerous cases in both state and federal courts.

While in law school, Jason served as an Associate Editor of the California Western Law Review & International Law Journal and was published in California Western’s Law Review journal. Jason also worked as Professor Michal R. Belknap’s research assistant on a variety of matters, including Professor Belknap’s book, “The Vietnam War On Trial: The Mylai Massacre and the Court Martial of Lieutenant Calley (2002).”

Jason is associated with a variety of professional associations and memberships including the San Diego County Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the State Bar of California, Litigation Section.

Jason resides in San Diego with his wife and two children. When not working and spending time with his family, Jason is an avid surfer and outdoorsman.