Michael Penn


Michael Penn obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with an emphasis in international relations, graduating with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1998. He studied abroad at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, during his junior year (1996 to 1997).

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After graduation, he returned to Tokyo and worked at Toyo Corporation.  Mr. Penn obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Chapman University School of Law in 2004 and was elected student commencement speaker.

In May 2003, Michael Penn began working at Aitken Aitken Cohn as a law clerk and, after passing the July bar exam in 2004, was promoted to associate attorney.  In 2015, Michael was named partner.



Michael Penn has spoken on a wide range of legal panels and presented at plaintiff attorney seminars for the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Orange County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Ventura County Bar Association and the San Diego Trial Lawyers Association.  He has appeared on NBC’s The Today Show, and his comments have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, and the Daily Journal.

Michael married his wife, Ashleigh, in 2002.  They have three beautiful daughters.  When he manages a spare moment, Michael is grateful to spend time with his family and friends.  He also enjoys playing tennis, snowboarding, and watching Angels baseball and Anaheim Ducks hockey.

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