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Michael Rinné is a highly-experienced attorney based in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. He specializes in Estate Planning, Probate, Trust, German Law, Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements and other related matters. 

Michael represents German and other international individuals with international inheritance cases.

Michael has been practicing in his firm Rinne Legal for over 10 Years in Pleasant Hill, Fairfield and Newark.

Michael, being known for his commitment to delivering superior services to his clients, has earned him the prestigious Super Lawyer’s designation for 2015, 2016 and 2023.​ 



Master of Laws (LL.M.), Golden Gate University, San Francisco

Juris Doctor (J.D.), Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen

Philosophy, Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen

Judicial Clerkship, Honorable Judge Schaefer, District Court Hechingen, Germany

Notary Public, State of California

Admitted to the California State Bar in 2006

Admitted to the German Bar in 2002

Michael has consistently been recognized in California Super Lawyers as a Rising Star  over the past years (2015, 2016, 2023), a distinction given to less than 2.5% of the attorneys in the state.



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