Michael Hellbusch , Associate

Michael Hellbusch is a litigator in the firm’s Irvine Office, where he excels in several areas of law including business litigation, intellectual property, cyber law, and privacy issues. His practice includes counseling clients on the security and privacy issues affecting their business and personal lives.

Mr. Hellbusch has presented on several cyber-related topics including advising small business and non-profits with respect to protection of customer records and personally identifiable information. He has also advised professional fiduciaries on the confluence of computer hacking laws, privacy laws, and probate laws, and contracts that affect access to digital assets. Mr. Hellbusch is a member of the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability.

Mr. Hellbusch received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. As part of his time there, he worked at the legal clinic where he assisted underprivileged clients who might otherwise not have access to legal counsel. Mr. Hellbusch’s emphasis in law school was on Intellectual Property. He grew up in Orange County and attended Mater Dei High School.


  • Member, Orange County Bar Association, 2013 – Present
  • Member, Los Angeles Bar Association, 2012 – Present
  • Member, Irvine Chamber of Commerce, 2014 – Present
  • Preferred Vendor, Business Partner & Featured Speaker, Orange County Medical Association, 2012 – Present
  • Preferred Vendor, Business Partner, Riverside County Medical Association, 2014 Present


  • University of San Diego (B.A., 2005)
  • University of San Diego School of the Law (J.D., 2008)


  • California, 2008
  • United States District Court, Central District of California

(949) 756-0684


  • Business Law / Business Dispute
  • Cyber Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation