Michael R. Schaefer

Firm partner Michael R Schaefer chairs the firm's Litigation Department and focuses his practice in the areas of trust and estate litigation, probate litigation, general trial practice, real estate, construction, debtor-creditor rights, insurance, corporations, partnerships, and condemnation.

Mr. Schaefer received his Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1977, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Claims Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Schaefer has attained the highest possible peer review rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards. He is a member of the San Bernardino County Bar Association, State Bar of California, and The American Inns of Court, Joseph B. Campbell Chapter (Master of the Bench).

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1977


  • Juris Doctor, University of San Diego, 1977
  • Bachelor of Arts, San Diego State University, 1974

Professional Organizations/Memberships:

  • State Bar of California
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • The American Inns of Court, Joseph B. Campbell Chapter (Master of the Bench)

Martindale-Hubbell Peer-Review Rating:

  • “AV”


  • Deputy District Attorney, San Bernardino County, 1978-1982

The law firm Fullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick, LLP represents clients in estate planning, trust and probate law matters in San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles Counties and throughout the Southern California communities of the Inland Empire, including San Bernardino, Riverside, Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Bloomington, Loma Linda, Highland, Yucaipa, Calimesa, Banning, Beaumont, Moreno Valley and Corona, the Mountain communities of Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake, Running Springs and Wrightwood, the High Desert communities of Victorville, Barstow, Hesperia, Apple Valley and Adelanto and the Low Desert communities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indian Wells and Bermuda Dunes.

San Bernardino Office
215 North D Street, Suite 100
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Tel: 909-963-1542
Costa Mesa Office
369 San Miguel Drive, Suite 265
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel: 949-419-6163
RSM Office
30211 Ave. De Las Banderas., Suite 200
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Tel: 760-779-9572
Palm Desert Office
77564-A Country Club Dr., Suite 132
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Tel: 760-779-9572