Michael Akiva

Founding Partner / Attorney

We specialize in protecting and aggressively pursuing the interests of individuals throughout Southern California in all types of personal injury and accident cases including car accidents, dog bite and animal attacks, motorcycle accidents, serious injuries and slip and fall accidents.

Super Lawyers

Meet Michael Akiva

Founding Partner / Attorney

Michael Akiva is a managing partner and founder of Akiva Niamehr LLP. Having started his career as an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP, a prestigious, global corporate law firm, Michael quickly realized that representing big corporations was not for him. After leaving the firm, he founded Akiva Niamehr and dedicated himself to fighting for the rights of the injured. Since then, Michael has recovered over $100,000,000 in settlements and verdicts for his clients.

Given his breadth of knowledge and experience in Personal Injury Law, Michael has received many awards and nominations, including the Super Lawyers Rising Star Award for the last 4 years (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016), and the Top Attorney Award by Los Angeles Magazine in 2013.


  • J.D. UCLA School of Law, Editor, UCLA Law Review
  • B.S., Finance, University of Southern California, Magna cum laude

Memberships & Associations

  • California Bar
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Committee Member, LACBA Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee
  • Member NAPIL
  • Super Lawyers
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Representative Verdicts and Settlements

  • $5.1 Million | Auto v. Truck
  • $2.5 Million | Auto v. Auto
  • $1.5 Million | Slip and Fall
  • $1.5 Million | Auto v. Bus
  • $1.5 Million | Auto v. Auto
  • $1.375 Million | Auto v. Auto
  • $1.35 Million | Auto v. Auto
  • $1.3 Million | Auto v. Auto
  • $1.25 Million | Auto v. Pedestrian
  • $1.1 Million | Auto v. Auto
  • $1 Million | Truck v. Motorcycle
  • $1 Million | Products Liability Burn Case