White man with a serious smile, salt and pepper hair and full beard, and blue eyes wearing a charcoal blazer, blue button down dress shirt, and a blue and red checked tie.

Co-founding partner, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld

Lead Counsel for this Case

Michael Bien

Michael W. Bien is co-founding partner of Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP where he concentrates his litigation practice on complex commercial litigation, class actions, constitutional and civil rights law, antitrust, intellectual property, disability rights, and attorneys’ fees disputes. Mr. Bien served as Managing Partner of the firm for its first 27 years. 

The Daily Journal recognized Mr. Bien in 2021 as one of California’s Top Lawyers of the Decade.  He was named a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year for 2010 by both California Lawyer magazine and The Recorder and has been recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 lawyers in California ten times – 2010, 2013, and 2015-2022. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation since 2013.


The State of California needs to be stopped from running a deadly and discriminatory system that steers people with disabilities towards death by suicide under the guise of mercy and dignity in dying and away from the necessary mental health care and disability accommodations they deserve and are entitled to under the law,  The laws violate federal anti-discrimination laws and the Constitution. A public health system that fails to provide equal access to minimally adequate mental health care, hospice, palliative care, and independent living should not be empowered with a license to kill as a cheap alternative.

Michael Bien

How do you pronounce your name?

Michael (Mi like my and chael like cull the herd) Bien (Bien like lima bean).

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