Michael R. Dennis

“Although I’m originally from a small beach town in Southern California, I came north for law school, fell in love with the area, and never saw a reason to leave.   My roots are now solidly set in the Central Valley. The great thing about working for Crabtree Schmidt is that our small size allows us to quickly adjust and handle all our clients’ needs, no matter what area of the law suddenly confronts them.   It also allows us to develop personal relationships with our clients that make us want to go the extra mile for them. However, being small is really just an illusion because when we add the collective experience of all our attorneys together, we have over 100 years of legal experience to draw from to assist our clients.”

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Contract Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment: Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2001
  • U.S. Federal Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Federal Court, Northern District of California


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • Graduated With Honors, 2001
  • Traynor Honor Society
  • American Jurisprudence Award: Criminal Law
  • McGeorge Rugby Football Club, 1999-2001 (President 1999-2000)
  • Salzburg Institute on International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria, Summer 1999
  • Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA
  • B.A. Government, 1995
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • NCAA Div. III Football, 1991-1993
  • University College Galway, Galway, Ireland, Spring 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Stanislaus County Bar Association: Board Member and Executive Officer
  • Wray LaDine American Inn of Court, Executive Committee Member