Michael Ayzen is a trial lawyer and one of the founding partners of Theta Law Firm, LLP. He is a strong believer of a client-centered representation model in all aspects of legal services. With this principle in mind, a passion for the law, and a tireless work ethic, Michael set out to start a new type of firm with his longtime friend, Soheyl Tahsildoost. His practice is focused on representing individuals and businesses in criminal defense, immigration matters, various first amendment issues, personal injury, and general civil litigation.
Michael has experience in the courtroom: successfully litigating various complex motions, negotiating on behalf of clients, and in making legal arguments. He has significant knowledge and expertise in discovery matters, legal research, statutory construction, policy developments, and alternative dispute resolution. Michael is also well-versed in the latest technologies and how these cutting-edge tools can be used on behalf of clients, within the legal framework.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael worked as a Trial Attorney with the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services. There, he represented hundreds of clients in all aspects of criminal litigation. He also has worked as a law clerk at the Office of the Los Angeles County Public Defender. While clerking, he wrote two articles entitled: "Can You Prevent Your Witness From Being Deported Before He or She Testifies?" and "U-Visa Origins and Problems". Each article focused on unique issues that have developed within the intersection of criminal and immigration law.
General Civil Litigation
Education & Langages
Michael graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Law, where he served as an Administrative Editor of the Boston University International Law Journal. While attending Boston University School of Law, he actively participated in the Legislative Counsel Clinic and the Wrongful Convictions Clinic. During his time at the school, Michael also worked as an intern for the immigration firm of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP.
He earned his BA in History and Political Science - International Relations, cum laude, from University of California, San Diego, where he was the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society President.
Michael is also fluent in Russian.
Michael is licensed to practice law in California and Massachusetts.