Michael G. Abrate has been a lifelong resident of Sacramento, California. He attended Jesuit High School in Carmichael, CA where he was a member of the tennis team.
After high school Mike attended California State University Sacramento and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. To help pay his way through college, he worked part-time at Capitol Steel Company, a construction supply company also located in Sacramento.
Following graduation from Cal State Sacramento, Mike went to the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated with great distinction and as a member of the Order of the COIF. In each year at McGeorge, he was recognized as a Dean’s Honor list member and Traynor’s Society Honor List member.
While attending McGeorge School of Law, Mike interned at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office in the Misdemeanor and Traffic Units. He also interned at the McGeorge School of Law Indigent Legal Center.
After passing the California state bar examination, Mike was hired by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney, where he worked for over 6 years before leaving in 2014 to start the Abrate & Olsen Law Group.
While at the District Attorney’s Office, Mike worked in the Misdemeanor, Juvenile, Felony, and Superior Court Review Units. He supervised interns and legal research assistants with legal writing, arguing motions, and bench trials. He has won approximately 95% of the cases he has tried in front of jury.
The Order of the COIF (Top 5% of Class)
Dean’s Honor List 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008
Traynor’s Society Honor List 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008
Witkin Award, California Community Property
Mike’s personal interests include spending time with his family, cooking, horse racing, and playing golf.