Individuals who work in a national security capacity need an attorney who understands their dedication to our country, whose name they know, and who can guide them through the complicated maze of their legal concerns. Such individuals need an attorney who will sympathize with their plight while zealously defending them in order to help them pursue their dreams.
That is where I come in. My name is Michael Weiser, a national security and security clearance attorney living in Los Angeles, focusing on the legal needs of civilian federal employees, defense contractors, members of our active duty and reserve military, and the intelligence community.
While working as a computer network administrator and security specialist, I earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science with an emphasis in international relations from California State University, Northridge. I later pursued a law degree at Southwestern University School of Law, where I was an editorial assistant to a professor for Islamic law and a homeland security intern in the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Public Safety.
In addition to my decade of work in the legal profession serving the needs of clients, I have been active in several organizations dedicated to law enforcement and countering the scourge of terrorism including:
- Earning certifications in fundamentals and advanced analytical skills training in criminal intelligence from the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA).
- Being a member of the F.B.I.’s InfraGard Los Angeles Chapter and attending seminars on violent extremism, history of Islamist jihadist ideology, modern gang and terrorism threats in the United States, modern terrorism, use of improvised explosive devices (IED), active shooter, and situational awareness.
- Participating in the Israel Law Center’s Attorney Seminar about asymmetric conflict and the laws of war, litigating terrorism cases, and military law.
- Volunteering as a research attorney for The Lawfare Project and the Legal Insurrection blog regarding Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in a case involving the indoctrination of anti-Israel propaganda to third grade school children in Ithaca, New York.
- Being a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security.
I currently serve as a member of the board of advisers for The National Security Task Force of America together with thirty other national security experts. As a board member, I have appeared as a featured guest on radio broadcasts to discuss terrorism, co-hosted broadcasts about Middle East security and the Iranian nuclear program, and produced and co-hosted broadcasts with top national security experts including Caroline Glick, Col. Richard Kemp, and former C.I.A. Director R. James Woolsey. My work has been published and cited in USA Today, Israel National News, Pakistan Today, and the Times of Israel.
I am licensed to practice in all California State courts and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
When I am not engaged in the serious business of defending clients and national security matters, I enjoy hiking, traveling, reading, target shooting, cooking, the great outdoors, and spending time with my family and friends.