Michael Licari



Contract Disputes
Unfair Business Practices
Securities Fraud
Purchase and Sale Disputes
Class Actions
Intellectual Property Litigation
Administrative Hearings
Privacy Breaches


Private Equity


California State – Fresno
Bachelors in Arts – Political Science 2004

California State – Fresno
Masters in Science – Criminology
2006 Magna Cum Laude

University of San Diego
Juris Doctorate 2009



     Michael Licari is a partner at Sprinkle Lloyd & Licari and heads up the firm’s Business Trial Practice Group.
Areas of Practice
Since 2010, Michael’s practice has focused almost exclusively on complex business litigation in seven industries:
     1. Energy
     2. Finance
     3. Entertainment
     4. Telecom
     5. Technology
     6. Hospitality
     7. Private Equity
     Michael’s litigation experience involves nearly all facets of litigation including contract disputes, unfair business practices, securities fraud, purchase and sale disputes, class actions, employment, intellectual property litigation, administrative hearings and privacy breaches.

     Prior to joining Sprinkle Lloyd & Licari, Michael started the firm D’Egidio Licari Townsend & Shah in 2009 straight from law school. Licari left DLTS in 2018 to form and manage SL2’s business litigation department. For ten years, Licari handled hundreds of complex business and real estate matters at DLTS including scoring the two largest settlements in the firm’s history. Michael has experience litigating eight figure cases on his clients’ behalf. Michael also negotiated several contracts for American companies to build power plants at the end of the second Gulf War.
     Before becoming an attorney, Michael served four years in the United States Marine Corps. Michael was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Camp Pendleton, California. He deployed in 2000 to the Mediterranean as part of Operation Dynamic Mix in an effort by the United Nations to help the people of Kosovo.

  • California Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors at the San Diego Bar Foundation
    Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Beach Town Council
  • Advisory Board of the Tracy Lane Foundation
  • Former Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors of Harcourts Esquire
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • University of San Diego School of Law International Law Journal – Comment Editor
  • Member of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Review
  • Four Time Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015-2019
  • Daily Transcript Young Attorney of the Year Finalist
  • Who’s Who of North American Attorneys
  • Order of Omega Honor Society
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Witkin Award – Legal Writing
  • Cali Award – Legal Writing
  • Witkin Award – Torts
  • Cali Award – Torts
  • Witkin Award – Civil Procedure
  • Cali Award – Civil Procedure
  • Witkin Award – Property
  • Cali Award – Property
  • International Mock Trial Finalist – 2008