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Hanson Bridgett LLP

Michelle Akerman

Michelle Akerman



  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

WSG Practice Industries


Hanson Bridgett LLP
California, U.S.A.


Michelle represents owners, general contractors, lenders, and subcontractors in all manner of construction-related disputes. Her experience includes contract negotiation, claim preparation and evaluation, and prosecution and defense of contractor claims from pre-litigation through trial. She represents clients before state courts, federal courts, and arbitration tribunals, and has resolved numerous complicated construction disputes at mediation. Michelle’s practice has particular emphasis on private commercial and mass residential construction projects.

Michelle is a top rated litigation attorney in San Francisco, and has been named a "Northern California Super Lawyer" by San Francisco magazine from 2015 through 2019.

Bar Admissions

  • California


J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2009)
B.A., University of California, Davis (2004)
Areas of Practice

Construction | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Real Estate

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • The Bar Association of San Francisco's Justice & Diversity Center, Board of Directors
  • Bar Association of San Francisco

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney, SuperLawyers (2014-2019)


Note, Brown v. United States, the Paquete Habana, and the Executive, 60 HASTINGS L.J. 149 (2008)

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