Michael L. Bury

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law 96%
  • Mediation / Collaborative Law 2%
  • Guardianships 1%
  • Adoption 1%


Michael L. Bury, Attorney and Counselor at Law, was established in 1999, providing legal support and guidance primarily on family matters. In addition to his extensive litigation experience, Michael L. Bury, MBA/JD, is a trained mediator and collaborative practice attorney. 
Michael L. Bury represents adults, parents, guardians, prospective adoptive parents, and children. He is committed to listening to your unique situation and then tailoring services to your specific needs. When acting as your attorney, he strives to give you a full understanding of the law and possible outcomes so that you can make informed decisions. When necessary, he aggressively litigates on behalf of his clients. 
Michael L. Bury is experienced, and formally trained, in alternative dispute resolution, both as mediator and in collaborative divorce. He is a member the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. The collaborative process builds a cooperative environment for clients and their spouses to work toward settlements that benefit everyone. This saves clients from the associated court costs and the emotional angst of litigation. However, if your case does go to court, he will aggressively prosecute the matter in your best interest. 
Michael L. Bury, regularly represents clients, from families of all configurations, in divorces, legal separations, domestic violence, child custody and parental timeshare, child support, spousal support, guardianships, and adoption proceedings.


  • University of Northern California School of Law, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 1999
  • San Jose State University
    • M.B.A. - 1987
  • San Jose State University
    • B.S. - 1981

Bar Admission

  • California, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1999

Classes & Seminars

  • Opening A Law Office, California State Bar , 2001 to 2003
  • Legal Aspects of Real Estate, Butte-Glenn College
  • Legal & Regulatory Environment of Business, Butte-Glenn College
  • Business Math, Butte-Glenn College
  • Production & Quantitative Methods, California State University


  • Jennifer Kristen Beck-Kozielski
  • Thomas Edward Baker
  • Kristen Andrea Lucena
  • Tamara Lynn Mosbarger


  • English

Professional Associations

  • California Lawyer Association, Member, 1999 to Present
  • Butte County Bar Association, Member (Past President), 1998 to 2000
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, 2002 to Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2009 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney