Founder - Corday & Hartney, PLC

From 1984 to 1997, Michael practiced with a boutique business law firm in downtown San Diego where he concentrated on business, real estate and construction claim matters, and related litigation for a wide range of clients. Over his career, he has tried nearly 100 cases in state and federal courts. Michael co-founded Corday & Hartney, PLC in 1997 and now devotes his practice exclusively to advising individuals, small and medium sized businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals in corporate & business law and health care law matters.

Michael takes a practical approach in helping resolve his clients’ issues and problems, knowing that focusing on the important issues and getting the job done efficiently results in high client satisfaction.

Raised in Chicago and Connecticut, Michael has lived in San Diego since 1981. He keeps active in community service and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Elizabeth Hospice, a non-profit hospice located in Escondido. Outside his practice and community service Michael tries, not necessarily successfully, to find enough time to indulge his other passions including cycling, golf and skiing.

Mr. Hartney is proud to have been selected TOP ATTORNEY IN SAN DIEGO (March 2013) as published in San Diego Magazine.

Mr. Hartney is honored to have been selected TOP ATTORNEY IN SAN DIEGO (March 2015) as published in San Diego Magazine. 

Areas of Practice: 

Health Care Law

Corporate Law

Business Law

Bar Admissions: 

State Bar of California | 1984


University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor | 1984

University of Illinois, Champaign, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science | 1981

Affiliations & Memberships: 

Member, American Health Lawyers Association | 2006 - present

Board member and past Chair, Elizabeth Hospice | 2006 - present

Member, USD School of Law Alumni Association | 1984 - present

Member, San Diego County Bar Association | 1984 - present

California State Bar, Business Law Section | 1984 - present

Member, University of Illinois Alumni Association | 1981 - present

Board Member, Elizabeth Hospice Foundation | 2012 - Present

Personal Motto: 

"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." - Theodore Roosevelt