Michael Kerbs wins Lawyer of the Year Award from the Riverside County Bar Association

Celebrating Legal Excellence: Reid & Hellyer Shareholder Michael Kerbs Named Lawyer Of The Year

Reid & Hellyer is elated to announce that our esteemed shareholder, Michael Kerbs, has been honored as the Lawyer of the Year for Civil Litigation by the Riverside County Bar Association. This prestigious accolade reflects Michael’s exceptional legal acumen and unwavering commitment to justice – attributes that have defined his illustrious career.

Michael Kerbs: An Epitome of Legal Excellence

Michael Kerbs has been an integral part of Reid & Hellyer since 1987, showcasing remarkable expertise in business and real estate litigation, writs, and appeals. His legal journey has significantly contributed to the firm’s esteemed reputation across Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties. His steadfast dedication to client satisfaction and legal excellence has not only benefited our firm but has also left a lasting impact on the broader legal community of Southern California.

A Conversation with Michael Kerbs

In light of this significant honor, we sat down with Michael to delve into what this award means to him and how his journey at Reid & Hellyer has shaped his approach towards legal practice and community involvement. Here’s what he had to say:

Question: What does being the recipient of the Trial Lawyer of the Year award mean to you personally and professionally?

Michael Kerbs: “It’s a true honor to be recognized by my peers. An award like this holds greater significance when it comes from an organization of individuals who understand and appreciate the challenges lawyers face in balancing advocacy with professionalism.”

Question: With your extensive legal career, how have your experiences shaped your approach towards legal practice and community involvement?

Michael Kerbs: “From the outset of my career at Reid & Hellyer, the attorneys emphasized that the practice of law is a profession, not just a job. We are judged not only by our results but also by our respect for the legal system and the individuals working within it.”

Question: How does this award reflect on Reid & Hellyer’s long standing commitment to legal excellence?

Michael Kerbs: “Reid & Hellyer has always been known for its legal excellence. The historic courthouse here in Riverside includes a statue entitled ‘The Advocate.’ It is dedicated to one of the founding members of the firm, Enos Reid. I am hopeful that the long-standing commitment to legal excellence will remain as a focal point for the next generation of lawyers at Reid & Hellyer.”

Question: If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to yourself when you were a new attorney, that would not only have helped you but will also help younger attorneys today?

Michael Kerbs: “Always remember that your reputation will be your most valuable asset as an attorney.”

Reid & Hellyer: A Commitment to Legal Excellence

Established in 1897, Reid & Hellyer has a rich legacy of serving the legal needs of Southern California residents and businesses. As one of California’s top-rated business litigation law firms, we offer a comprehensive range of legal services spanning civil litigation, real estate, bankruptcy, business law, labor and employment, trusts and estates, immigration, and more. Our litigation expertise is unsurpassed in the Inland Empire, reflecting our unwavering commitment to providing quality representation both in and out of the courtroom.


We extend our heartiest congratulations to Michael Kerbs on this well-deserved recognition and look forward to his continued leadership and dedication to legal excellence. His achievements not only reflect the high caliber of legal services at Reid & Hellyer but also embody the enduring values and professional ethos that our firm represents.

We invite you to learn more about Michael Kerbs and the array of legal services offered at Reid & Hellyer. For further inquiries or to schedule a consultation, visit our website at https://rhlaw.com for our Riverside office, or https://rhlaw.com/murrieta for our Temecula Valley office.

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