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Michael B. Ijams

Michael B. Ijams


Modesto Office 209.576.0111 Vcard Email

Areas of Focus:

Mr. Ijams has advised clients for over 40 years in business and civil litigation matters. His practice includes business, real estate, and civil litigation, contract and real property law, and advising businesses, corporations, LLC's and partnerships.

Representative Cases

  • Representation of building owner in construction defect litigation
  • Representation of landlords and tenants in actions for breaches of long-term agricultural leases
  • Representation of boards of Nonprofit Religious Corporations in disputes regarding bylaws, church property, and church governance
  • Representation of trustees in trust administration litigation
  • Representations of limited partner in derivative action and dissolution of limited partnership with multiple real estate holdings
  • Representation of manufacturer in UCC breach of contract litigation with customer


  • Born and raised in Modesto, California
  • Interests include reading, genealogy, photography, and college football (especially UC Davis), but most of all family.

Professional Admissions

  • All California state courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Activities / Memberships

  • State Bar of California, 1978 – present (Member, Litigation and Business Law Sections)
  • Stanislaus County Bar Association
  • Wray Ladine Inn of Court
  • Former Board Member of Community Hospice, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides hospice care to patients and their families in Stanislaus, Merced, and San Joaquin Counties
  • Member and sponsor of Modesto Quarterback Club, a non-profit organization that supports local high school football programs
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
  • UC Davis Alumni Association


  • University of California, Davis, School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • University of California, Davis, B.A., Political Science, 1974