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Michael J. Cheng

Michael J. Cheng


San Jose Office 408.286.5800 Vcard Email

Areas of Focus:

Mr. Cheng is a trial attorney who represents businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial disputes as well as real estate related litigation, including construction defect matters. Although the lion’s share of his practice is representing plaintiffs and defendants in civil lawsuits, before joining Berliner Cohen Mr. Cheng serviced his international clients in Taiwan on corporate compliance and in contract negotiations.


  • Born in Urbana, Illinois and raised in Cupertino, California
  • Interests include physical fitness and reading
  • Reads, writes, and speaks Mandarin Chinese

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • All California State Courts
  • United States District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California

Articles / Publications

  • "Justifiable Trespass? Understanding Equitable Easements"
  • "Landlord Beware: Implied Warranty of Habitability"
  • "3 Tips When You're Sued"
  • "Important Issues to Consider in Non-Disclosure Agreements"


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2006
    • Hastings International and Comparative Law Journal, Managing Editor, 2005-2006
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., cum laude, 2002