Michael Astanehe


Tenant & Worker Rights Attorney Battling Defendants.

Michael has counseled hundreds of people on civil matters ranging from employee rights to bankruptcy affairs.  Michael’s practice focuses solely on civil representation and arbitration.  He pursues affirmative cases against employers on behalf of employees who suffered discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, or wrongful termination. He also represents tenants that suffered harm perpetrated by unscrupulous landlords, including habitability, nuisance, harassment, and wrongful eviction.  Michael is a member of several professional and non-profit organizations, including the San Francisco Bar Association, the San Francisco AIDS Legal Referral Panel, and the Charles Houston Bar Association.

Born in Redwood City, and raised in South San Francisco, Michael earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Francisco State University.  Michael graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2016.  He was admitted to the California State Bar in that same year.  While at Hastings, Michael was selected to participate in the Community Economic Development Clinic where he advised San Francisco community groups on several local legal matters.  Michael also participated in the Government and Public Policy concentration, drafting a highly regarded research paper advising a local nonprofit with multiple cutting edge legal issues.