Meet Michael

Michael Blacksburg started practicing law in downtown San Francisco in 2001, but he felt most connected to cases involving local small businesses, families, and individuals rather than large corporations. He wanted to offer affordable, friendly, and service-oriented legal counsel to those groups, so he opened his practice in a warm and inviting converted-Victorian in the centrally located Castro neighborhood.

Michael is a rare find in today’s legal world: a knowledgeable generalist who can be your family lawyer and your business lawyer. While possessing extensive experience in business law, he has a personal passion for estate planning. A decade ago, he was asked by the AIDS Legal Referral Panel to be on the estate planning panel and available for deathbed wills. It turned out to be the most moving experience of his legal career. Beyond the gratification of helping others to preserve the life they love and maintain a legacy beyond their death, he learned so much about what is truly important to people as they near that passage. He brings this experience to his current practice, transcending the mechanics of document preparation by becoming connected to what really matters most in his clients’ lives. It’s this passion for estate planning combined with Michael’s integrity and discretion that make him the top rated lawyer on Yelp.com with over 60 five-star reviews.

Drawing on his experience as a small business owner, husband, father, world traveler, Eagle Scout, and member of the Burning Man community, Michael has a friendly, approachable, and accommodating style to law and life in general. Michael lives in Marin with his wife and son.

Best of Yelp.

Since Michael was first reviewed on Yelp in 2009, he’s received over 60 5-star reviews, placing him on the “Best Of Yelp” list for estate planning attorneys in San Francisco. “Compassionate,” “straightforward,” “personable,” “patient,” “respectful,” and “knowledgeable” are just some of the words that pop up over and over again in the reviews of Michael, Blacksburg Law and our estate planning workshops.

Take a few minutes to browse our reviews and see what sets us apart from other practices.