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  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • State Bar of California

Michael R. Linden

Senior Counsel | Fresno

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mlinden@lozanosmith.com
Tel: 559.431.5600
Fax: 559.261.9366
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Overview

Michael R. Linden is Senior Counsel in Lozano Smith's Fresno office. His practice is focused on assisting local government and school district clients in a wide-variety of legal issues. Mr. Linden has represented numerous local public entities, both as a Deputy County Counsel in Fresno and Merced counties, and as an attorney in private practice. As litigation counsel, Mr. Linden has extensive trial and appellate experience with a broad range of civil actions, including civil rights, dangerous conditions, torts, contracts, code enforcement, retirement, and taxes. Mr. Linden has experience with advising numerous County departments, including the Sheriff’s Office, Public Works, and Planning, where he has advised on land use issues such as the Subdivision Map Act, zoning, and the California Environmental Quality Act. As a Deputy County Counsel, Mr. Linden advised a County Planning Commission and Airport Land Use Commission, and a County Community Corrections Partnership at open public meetings.

Since 2013, Mr. Linden has served as an Adjunct Professor at the San Joaquin College of Law, teaching courses in public entity liability and land use.

Education

Mr. Linden earned his J.D. degree from the John F. Kennedy University School of Law. He was awarded the American Jurisprudence award in Business Associations. He received his B.A. in History from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

Hold On: Litigation Holds and Electronic Records

By: Mark KitabayashiMichael Linden-

You may have experienced the following situation working for a local public agency. You open your mail and you see a document entitled “Litigation Hold.” An attorney wants your employer to preserve records for discovery in a legal dispute, including emails and other electronic data. Initially, you have no idea where relevant emails and data might be kept, whether they are even being saved or what policies are in place regarding the retention of emails and other electronically s...