The Team

Biography

Michelle “Mika” Domingo is the award-winning Managing Attorney of M.S. Domingo Law Group. With a passion for helping others, Mika Domingo represents people throughout California in matters involving Probate and Trust LitigationProbate Administration, Trust AdministrationEstate Planning, and Auto Collision.

Mika was selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star, an honor bestowed upon the top 2.5% of attorneys. She was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2018 and 2019. She also holds an Avvo “Superb” rating (a perfect 10 out of 10).

Taking responsibility for over 100 cases at a given time, Mika developed her abilities as a litigator by serving for years as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California’s Attorney General’s Office, Department of Justice. She managed cases from inception to resolution in matters involving constitutional law and torts, with an emphasis on the First, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, at the State, Appellate and Federal levels. In addition to her rigorous government experience and training, she received additional training in private practice in matters involving trust and estates planning, administration and litigation, probate and civil litigation. Mika’s experience in both the public and private sectors provided a strong foundation for her to advocate fiercely for her clients and achieve the best results.

Mika fulfills her commitment to fairness, legitimacy and equality within the legal community in part by Chairing the Diversity Committee on the Contra Costa County Bar Association and by Co-Chairing the Judicial Evaluations Committee for California Women Lawyers, a statewide organization committed to promoting the advancement of women in the legal profession. She believes that the justice system should work to benefit everyone, not just the few. Mika fulfills these same commitments to her clients by implementing a client-centered approach – meaning, she places herself in the shoes of those whom she represents. Because the stress and anxiety of pending litigation can cause barriers to communication, empathizing with her clients can overcome that barrier and contribute to a greater success in the litigation process: treating the client as a person, not just another “case.”

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In addition to being named a Super Lawyer and having a perfect 10 rating from Avvo, Mika has received numerous awards throughout her career, including:

  • Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award 2019, California Women Lawyers
  • California Young Woman of the Year
  • San Francisco Young Woman of the Year
  • California Bar Foundation Public Interest Award
  • Robert G. McGarth American Inn of Court Scholarship
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association Diversity Award, Platinum Level
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association Diversity Award, Gold Level
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Board Member Star Award
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Outstanding Community Service
  • Witkin Award, Excellence in Constitutional Law
  • Witkin Award, Excellence in Civil Procedure
  • Witkin Award, Excellence in Criminal Law
  • Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Witkin Award

After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley with Honors, Mika earned a Juris Doctorate with Honors and Dean’s List Distinctions from the John F. Kennedy University College of Law.

One of Mika’s passions is driving change within the legal community. She is an active member of the State Bar of California, where she served as a Committee of Bar Examiner, California Women LawyersWomen Lawyers of Alameda County, and the Contra Costa County Bar Association, where she currently serves on the Executive Board as Treasurer. Mika is also passionate about increasing diversity within the legal community. She currently serves as Chair of the Diversity Committee for Contra Costa County Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Judicial Evaluations Committee for California Women Lawyers. In this role, she works to increase diversity on the bench, evaluates candidates for appointment, and reviews judicial evaluation procedures.

Mika is admitted to the California Bar, the Ninth Circuit, and the Eastern District of California.

Awards

  • CCCBA Diversity Award, Gold Level, Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • California Bar Foundation Public Interest Award
  • California Young Woman of the Year
  • Centre Pour L’education International Scholar, Burgundy, France
  • International Scholar Laureate Delegate
  • Robert G. McGrath, American Inn of Court, Justice Marchiano Scholarship
  • The Honorable Patricia Herron and the Honorable Ellen James Scholarship, Contra Costa Bar Association Women’s Section
  • Margaret E. Gannon Scholarship, Women Lawyers of Alameda County
  • Outstanding Student Award (JFKU)
  • PG&E Scholarship, Excellence in Mathematics and Science
  • Public Interest Scholarship (JFKU)
  • Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Witkin Award
  • San Francisco Young Woman of the Year
  • American Student Government Association Scholarship
  • Society of Women Engineers, Excellence in Mathematics and Science
  • Baha’i International Scholarship
  • Witkin Award, Excellence in Constitutional Law
  • Witkin Award, Excellence in Civil Procedure
  • Witkin Award, Excellence in Criminal Law
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Award - Outstanding Community Service

Meet the M.S. Domingo Law Group team who work with Mika to provide the exemplary service you desire and deserve!

Paralegal

Diana Lopez

Diana Lopez received her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from John F. Kennedy University and is currently a “3L” (third year law student) at the College of Law.  She was recently elected President of the Law Student Association!

She is a Certified Paralegal and assists the firm in legal research, preparation of judicial council forms, and trial preparation. She is fluent in Spanish.

Legal Assistant

Aksaw Minhas

Aksaw Minhas is a “2L” at John F. Kennedy University College of Law and has previously worked as a paralegal. She is fluent in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi. She is excited to join M.S. Domingo Law Group in assisting individuals with matters in estate planningprobate and trust administration and litigation.

Aksaw is passionate about her work with underprivileged communities and volunteers for the Berkeley Food Pantry, serving the homeless communities in Berkeley, Richmond, and Oakland. Aksaw enjoys hiking and traveling.

Legal Researcher

Michael McNabb

Michael McNabb has a combined thirty years of experience in investigative and evidence-based research, discovery, and trial preparation work in civil litigation from Anchorage, Alaska, to San Francisco Bay Area and the East Coast.  He is excited to join the firm and assist Mika with the firm’s trust and estates litigation and personal injury matters.  Michael received his B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his J.D. from John F. Kennedy University College of Law. He also participated in a post-graduate training in Clinical psychology. Michael has served in various non-profit organizations including the San Francisco Bay Area Crisis Nursery, Bay Area Books for the Barrios, and Homeless Shelter.

Operations Manager

Anthony Spagna

Anthony analyzes and improves the organizational structure and systems the firm uses to increase productivity and efficiency. He helps develop marketing strategies and determines the needs of the firm.

Tech Support

Tom

Tom assists M.S. Domingo Law Group, P.C. in keeping the office computers and network up and running. He’s been interested in computers since he was very young. In 1992, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from California State University, Hayward.