Restivo v Malibu Grand Prix

Barazza v Raging Water

Kagan v Wild Rivers

Strauss v Malibu Grand Prix

Mendez v Paramount Pictures

Mallard v Raging Waters

Cabrera v Raging Waters

Lewin v Family Fitness

Antman v Malibu Grand Prix

Summers v Wild Rivers

Gonzalez v Riach

Rosales v Raging Waters

Nguyen v Raging Waters

Slater v Wild Rivers

Theiss v Family Fitness

Foremost v Monaco

Zahler v Wild Rivers

Bryan v Raging Waters

Wrice v Bally Total Fitness

Leffler v Raging Waters

Milov v Six Flags

Roberson v Six Flags

Hernandez v Bally

Tran v Bally

Jacob v Six Flags

Chavarria v Wild Rivers

Nitzani v Bally

Lynch v Wild Rivers

Grange v Electrolux

Steele v Wave House

Cory Arias v. Wild Rivers 

Cal. Capital Ins. v. Electrolux and Sears

Slater v Wild Rivers

Everett v Magic Mountain

Summers v Wild Rivers

Barazza v Raging Water

State Farm v. Electrolux and Sears

Travelers v. Electrolux

Anapac v. Electrolux and Sears

Ingram v. Six Flags

Magic Mountain v. TruGreen


LASC-Van Nuys, Case No. NWC27018

Pomona Municipal, Case No. 93C01675

Orange County Sup. Court, Case No. 667851

LASC-Van Nuys, Case No. NWC50852D

LASC-Central, Case No. BC014587

Pomona Municipal, Case. No. 94C03012

LASC-Pomona, Case No. KC014409

Harbor Municipal, Case No. 95C2415

LASC-Van Nuys, Case No. LC022199

Orange County Sup. Court, Case No. 693621

LASC-Central, Case No. BC024119

Pomona Municipal, Case No. 95C04956

LASC-Pomona, Case No. KC020526

Orange County Sup. Court, Case No. 761834

LASC-Van Nuys, Case No. LC021493

LASC-San Fernando, Case No PC16036

Orange County Sup. Court, Case No. 793301

Pomona Municipal, Case No. POM99C01540

LASC-Redondo, Case No. YC037378

Pomona Municipal, Case No. 00C01175

LASC-San Fernando, Case No. PC023790

LASC-San Fernando, Case No. PC024897

LASC-Central, Case No. BC234998

Orange County Sup. Court, Case No. 1CC04693

LASC-San Fernando, Case No. PC026028

Orange County Superior Court

Los Angeles Superior Court

Orange County Superior Court

Contra Costa Superior Court

San Diego Superior Court

OCSC/Case No. 04CC09463

San Bernadino Superior Court, Case

No. CIVVS 900984

Orange County Sup. Court, Case No. 761834

Los Angeles Superior Court

Orange County Sup. Court, Case No. 693621

Pomona Municipal, Case No. 93C01675



USDC-San Diego


LASC-Chatsworth ($500,000 Verdict for Magic Mountain)


Michael L. Amaro

Michael L. Amaro is a founding partner of Amaro Baldwin LLP, and is renowned as an exceptional defense attorney throughout the legal community.

He is also one of the founding members, and currently on the board of directors of the National Restaurant and Retail Defense Association (NRRDA), serving the interests of the restaurant and and retail industries. He represents a number of restaurants and retailers throughout California, involving premises liability/general liability, negligent security, and safe food handling. 

He also represents clients in the amusement, sports, recreation, and leisure industries.  Such clients include amusement parks, carnivals, water parks, family fun centers, race and go-kart tracks, bowling centers, miniature golf facilities, circuses, white water rafting companies, ice and roller skating facilities, health and fitness clubs, equestrian facilities, trampoline parks, outfitters and guides, and concert venues. 

He has also defended a number of products liability cases involving jet skis, boats, sports and exercise equipment and pyrotechnic devices. Through Mr. Amaro, the firm is a member of the Roller Skating Association, the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, and the World Waterpark Association. Mr. Amaro is a founding member of the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association (IALDA), a group of nationwide attorneys that are extensively involved in the representation of recreation and amusement industries. 

Mr. Amaro also has a significant products liability and general casualty defense practice. He has represented an impressive list of companies including PetSmart, McDonald's, Six Flags Corporation, Raging Waters, Palace Entertainment, Stein Mart, Wash Depot Holdings, Fallas Paredes Discount Stores, Electrolux Home Products, Frigidaire, Dometic, Harbor Distributing, LLC, Reyes Holdings, Martin Brower, Danaher, Wellcraft Marine Corporation, City of Long Beach, California State University system, and County of Los Angeles, Farrell's Ice Cream Parlors, just to name a few. 

Prior to opening Amaro Baldwin LLP in 2015, Mr. Amaro founded Prindle, Decker & Amaro LLP in 1990 (the firm was subsequently renamed Prindle, Amaro, Goetz, Hillyard, Barnes and Reinholtz LLP).

Mr. Amaro graduated seventh in his class from Southwestern University School of Law in 1983.  During law school, he spent two years on the Law Review Staff, authoring and editing articles for the school's Law Review Journal.  After graduating from law school, he spent six years at a mid-sized insurance defense firm in Los Angeles.  In his career, Mr. Amaro has obtained over 50 favorable verdicts for his clients in jury trials, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA).

In addition to building and refining his practice of law, Mr. Amaro is an award winning wine maker.  Amaro Vineyard, located in the Moon Mountain District of the Sonoma Valley Appellation, has produced wines that have received rave reviews, including a gold medal from the San Francisco Chronicle for his 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, and a 90 point rating from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.