Michael Avenatti Biography, Career, Net Worth And Other Facts

Michael Avenatti Biography, Career, Net Worth And Other Facts

Michael Avenatti is a well-known American attorney and businessman who is most known for representing Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Donald Trump. His business has represented a number of high-profile defendants and has brought lawsuits against Fortune 500 corporations.



Well-known American trial lawyer specializing in high-profile cases and disputes throughout the United States. Routinely featured in the media. Responsible for securing over $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements as lead counsel, including an April 2017 $454 Million verdict after a jury trial in Federal Court in Los Angeles in a fraud case against Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and Halyard Health (NYSE: HYH) that was featured on 60 Minutes; an $80.5 million class action settlement against Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) in another case featured on 60 Minutes and in the international press (settlement reached in the middle of trial); a $39 million settlement in a case involving the alleged theft of trade secrets; and a $13 million plus verdict after a six-week jury trial in Palm Beach, Florida. In 2015, prevailed against the National Football League in a two-week jury trial in Federal District Court in Dallas, Texas after obtaining a court order requiring Jerry Jones to attend the trial and be cross-examined.


Real Name: Michael Avenatti
Born: February 16, 1971
Age: 51 years old
Birth Place: Sacramento, California
Nationality: American
Height: 1.85 M
Marital Status: Divorce
Children: 2
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
Net Worth: $ 20 Million



Michael Avenatti Biography, Career,  Net Worth And Other Facts
Michael Avenatti was born on February 16, 1971, in Sacramento, California, and spent his early childhood in Colorado and Utah. His father was a manager for Anheuser-Busch. He moved with his family to Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, in 1982.

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Michael Avenatti has attended Parkway Central High School. After graduating in 1989, Avenatti attended Saint Louis University for one year before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1996. While in college, he worked as an opposition researcher for Rahm Emanuel’s political consulting firm.

After  His application was initially wait-listed, he was eventually admitted to its evening school program. While a law student, Avenatti worked with Professor Jonathan Turley on constitutional issues relating to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Avenatti graduated in 2000 and ranked first in his class with a Juris Doctor with high honors and Order of the Coif membership.

In college and later in law school, Avenatti worked at The Research Group, political opposition research, and media firm run by Rahm Emanuel (later White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, and Mayor of Chicago). Avenatti worked on over 150 Democratic and Republican campaigns in 42 states while studying at George Washington University.

After law school, Avenatti worked at O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, California, alongside Daniel M. Petrocelli, who previously represented the Ron Goldman family in its case against O. J. Simpson. He assisted Petrocelli on multiple legal matters, including the representation of singer Christina Aguilera and litigation surrounding the movie K-19: The Widowmaker, and worked extensively for Don Henley and Glenn Frey of the musical group the Eagles, including in a suit brought by former bandmate Don Felder against the group and Irving Azoff.

Avenatti later joined Greene Broillet & Wheeler, a Los Angeles boutique law firm. While there, he handled a number of high-profile cases, including a $10 million defamation case against Paris Hilton which was settled out of court, settled an idea-theft lawsuit relating to the show The Apprentice and against producers Mark Burnett and Donald Trump, and a $40 million embezzlement lawsuit involving KPMG.

In 2007, Avenatti formed the law firm Eagan Avenatti, LLP (formerly known as Eagan O’Malley & Avenatti, LLP) with offices in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, all in California. The firm launched many high-profile lawsuits including one over allegedly defective hospital gowns. He appeared on 60 Minutes three times in connection with cases he has handled.

Avenatti has also served as lead counsel on a number of historically large cases, including an April 2017 $454 million verdict after a jury trial in Federal Court in Los Angeles in a fraud case against Kimberly-Clark and Halyard Health, later reduced to a $21.7 million verdict upon appeal, an $80.5 million class-action settlement against Service Corporation International, and a $41 million jury verdict against KPMG.

Since 2010, Avenatti has driven in approximately 33 sportscar races, including various American Le Mans Series, FIA World Endurance Championship, Porsche Supercup, and United SportsCar Championship races in the United States and in Europe. These races have included the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, 2012 Petit Le Mans, and the Long Beach Grand Prix. Avenatti had been planning to race the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans but replaced himself with Patrick Long a few weeks before the event because scheduling conflicts had arisen with his other business interests. At the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, Avenatti teamed up with Saudi Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Saud and Polish driver Jakub “Kuba” Giermaziak in the No. 66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia. The team placed seventh in its class.

In 2013, Avenatti formed a company, Global Baristas, to buy Seattle-based Tully’s Coffee out of bankruptcy. Avenatti first formed a partnership with actor Patrick Dempsey, but Dempsey later backed away from the venture after a short legal battle that resulted in a settlement. Since 2015, Global Baristas has been named in more than 50 lawsuits in state and federal courts for a breach of contract, unpaid bills, and unpaid taxes.

In 2015, Avenatti prevailed against the National Football League (NFL) following a jury trial in Dallas. He later pursued a class-action suit on behalf of fans who showed up for Super Bowl XLV with tickets that didn’t correspond to actual seats but the courts in Texas declined to certify the class.

In 2016, Avenatti filed another class action lawsuit against the NFL, this time on behalf of ticket-holders to the annual Hall of Fame Game, which was canceled a few hours before kickoff.


Michael Avenatti was married for 13 years to Christine Carlin Avenatti. The two have two teenage daughters. In 2011, he married Lisa Storie-Avenatti and later filed for divorce in December 2018.  By the documents from the court, Michael and his wife established their divorce, and Michael Avenatti agreed to give $1,947,540 to Lisa for child support and transferred several assets to her. This included five expensive wristwatches, a Frank Gehry sculpture, and other works of art. He also leased a 2017 Ferrari 488 GT Spider; meanwhile, his law syndicate was required to transfer to Lisa its interest and Honda private jet of 2015.

Later the federal agents confiscated the private jet at Santa Barbara Airport on April 10, 2019, during a belonging seizure based on the revenue, wire, and bankruptcy swindle accusation filed in the United States of America Central District Court of California.

Michael is a controversial attorney who got arrested several. Lawmakers arrested him back in 2015, on March 25 in New York for attempted extortion from Nike by bullying to disclose fabricated information about the syndicate.

Michael Avenatti’s net worth as of this year has been approximated at $8 million. This is a significant drop from 2019 when Avenatti reportedly had a net worth of $20 million, which is around £15.5 million . This large net worth came from his salary as a working lawyer. Although, Avenatti did also have a stint as a professional race car driver in 2015, which could have earned him some serious cash.