Michael Sabongui

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Michael Sabongui

Michael Sabongui is a partner at Rinos Martin & Sabongui. He began his career as a District Attorney for the City of New York where he prosecuted hundreds of felony and sex crime cases. He joined the firm in 2000 and specializes in defending municipalities. He has successfully handled public entity and insurance defense cases involving various limits of exposure from inception to trial, including taking and defending depositions, representing clients at mediations and arbitrations, expert witnesses, and the handling of trial in state and federal court.


Mr. Sabongui graduated from Villanova University in 1990 and from California Western School of Law with a J.D. in 1993.

Activities and Affiliations

  • Admitted to California State Bar
  • Admitted to New York State Bar
  • Admitted to United States District Court, Central District of California
  • Member, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Orange County
tel 714-734-0400
fax 714-734-0480

Inland Empire
tel 951-784-1551
fax 951-788-8441


Rinos & Martin Have Closed

After 40 years, Jim Rinos and Linda Martin have closed their law practice, Rinos & Martin.  Special thanks to the clients we have served for the confidence they have shown in us providing them with quality, cost-effective representation, to opposing counsel for their zealous advocacy and professionalism and to all our former associates and staff whose diligence, integrity and loyalty we are forever grateful.