Mr. Karikomi is a founding member and equity partner of Katchko, Vitiello & Karikomi, PC.
The primary focus of Mr. Karikomi’s practice is litigation where he has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of subject matters, including personal injury, employment law, insurance coverage, general business, and contract based disputes.
From filing to resolution, Mr. Karikomi’s persuasive writing and oral argument skills ensure that his clients are well represented. Whether he is successfully negotiating insurance claims, passionately advocating for an injured victim, or litigating employment cases against major corporations, Mr. Karikomi’s abilities to value a case and assess its fine points have proven to be an asset to the firm and its clients. Mr. Karikomi has a wealth of experience in all facets of litigation and successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal in a landmark appellate case which set precedent that benefits his injured clients. See Drexler v. Petersen (2016) 4 Cal. App. 5th 1181.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Karikomi attended Boston University where he graduated with honors and received a Bachelor’s degree in English, while minoring in Political Science. He completed his Juris Doctorate degree at the Pepperdine University School of Law. Mr. Karikomi acquired certification from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution where he focused on negotiation theory and practice, mediation theory and practice, and arbitration. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the state of California.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Karikomi served as an associate at a small litigation law firm and was a clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office where he assisted in the prosecution of murder trials.
Michael was recognized as a Southern California Rising Star for the years 2020 and 2019.