J. Michael Traynor

J. Michael Traynor

Title: Senior Counsel
Company: Cobalt Law, LLP
Location: Berkeley, California, United States

J. Michael Traynor, Senior Counsel at Cobalt Law, LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the legal industry.

Drawing upon more than 50 years of professional experience, Mr. Traynor is a preeminent attorney who has been serving Cobalt Law, LLP, as senior counsel since 2010. In his unique position, he consults clients regarding strategic directions and opportunities, having had prior experience in appellate litigation, the First Amendment, restitution and remedies, and the conflict of laws. Cobalt Law is a top-tier law firm based in downtown Berkeley, CA, that specializes in advertising, promotions and intellectual property matters.

Mr. Traynor holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the prestigious Harvard University. After obtaining his law degree, he was admitted to practice law by the California State Bar, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States. Notably, he also holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of South Carolina.

President emeritus of the American Law Institute, Mr. Traynor is also a fellow of multiple societies, including the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. As a testament to his success, he was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the American Law Institute, as well as the prominent John P. Frank Award from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Likewise, he was selected for inclusion in numerous editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in the World.

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