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Michael Boardman

Michael Boardman

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: May 22, 2017




Michael Boardman is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Los Angeles office and a member of the firm's West Coast Litigation Group. He is currently a lecturer in law and previously taught as an academic support instructor in the Graduate & International Program at USC Gould School of Law.

Boardman focuses his practice on complex business and intellectual property litigation, representing a diverse group of clients in California and federal courts across the U.S. at the trial level and on appeal. He has been involved in litigation at all stages from the filing of complaints through trial and a part of multiple trial teams that have obtained multimillion-dollar judgments. Boardman has handled a wide variety of matters for plaintiffs and defendants, including patent, trade secret, copyright, antitrust, securities and other general business litigation, as well as white collar criminal actions.

Boardman earned his undergraduate degree in English from Yale University. He graduated cum laude from Loyola Law School and is a member of the honor society Order of the Coif.  
 

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The Tribune
December 6, 2018
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was quoted in an article exploring the economic and social costs that occur due to the mistreatment of persons suffering from mental illness. "Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of Schizophrenia," she said. "My prognosis was ‘grave’: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, or get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness.” The author of the article went on to discuss the ways that people dealing with mental health issues should be cared for, arguing that they "have the right to live with dignity just as anyone with diabetes or hypertension or heart disease. Mental illness, after all, is an illness like any other."

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