Michael J. Aiken

Michael J. Aiken

Culver City, California

Michael Aiken is an experienced jury and court trial attorney who focuses on defending insurance carriers in first-party bad faith litigation. Michael also has extensive experience handling personal injury cases, products liability, medical malpractice, professional liability and premises liability cases.

Representing major insurance carriers, Michael handles matters in the defense of third-party claims against insureds and first-party claims against carriers. In the area of first-party bad faith defense, he has participated in the defense of cases arising out of uninsured motorist, property, disability and life insurance claims. Michael is also well seasoned in coverage and declaratory relief disputes.

In addition to insurance matters, Michael has extensive experience in litigation involving negligence, intentional torts and business related torts. This experience has been in both individual and consumer product liability cases, employment matters and professional malpractice matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Practice Group
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: With Honors and Distinction
  • University of Southern California
    • A.B. - 1977

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Past Employment Positions

  • Berger Kahn, A Law Corporation, Principal