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.
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.
The Law Firm of Michael A. Fiumara is founded on principals of creative problem-solving, fairness, and getting things done effectively 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 held many titles 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 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 a Law Degree, Mr. Fiumara earned his Master’s Degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. While attending this Ivy League Institution, Mr. Fiumara worked for the City’s Legal Department as 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 chosen to be a recipient of a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fellowship and a full Scholarship to finish his graduate studies before embarking onto his law career—better prepared to do battle for those with no voice.
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
-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,
-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 selected 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 Donor; Click Here To Read More Info
-Board Member of Senior Advocacy Services, formerly the Sonoma County Ombudsman;
-Sponsor and contributor to Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)—work 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); and raised money for playground equipment;
-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 laws that have recently been passed in California and matters concerning police abuse and misconduct in a segment called-“Justice Gone Wild.”
WHY HIRE OUR LAW 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 IN BUSINESS!