Michael D. Worthing

Practice Areas

Business Litigation
Construction Law
Employment & Labor Law
General & Civil Law
Real Estate Law


Bakersfield, CA


(661) 322-3051



(661) 322-4628

Michael D. Worthing is Senior Counsel in the Bakersfield Office of Borton Petrini, LLP. Mike received his undergraduate degree at California State University, Bakersfield in 1976.

He received his Juris Doctorate at University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento in 1980 and was admitted to the State Bar of California that same year. He is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California.

As a Bakersfield attorney, Mike has over 35 years of legal experience in civil litigation, casualty and personal injury defense, insurance defense, uninsured motorist arbitration, construction defect litigation, product liability defense, commercial, real estate and business litigation, government tort claim defense, construction contract litigation, probate litigation, and FELA defense, as well as bankruptcy and debtor-creditor rights.

Mike has taken mediation training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, and as a Bakersfield attorney, he has acted as a mediator in over 60 cases for the Kern County Superior Court and as a private mediator.

Mike currently lives in Bakersfield with his wife, Julie.

“The Peculiar Rule of Peculiar Risk: Do You Know it When You See It?,” California Defense Journal, Winter 1992
“Interpreting Indemnity Contracts,” Bakersfield Business Conference Syllabus, 1993
“The Ever-Growing Thicket of California Civil Code Section 2782”, Construction Defect Journal, January 6, 2012

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California State University, Bakersfield, B.A., 1976
University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1980


State Bar of California, 1980
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Central Districts of California, 1981
Northern District of California, 1989
Southern District of California, 1990

Business and Professional Associations

Kern County Bar Association