Michael Avenatti is a well-known American attorney and entrepreneur. He is well-known for being a part of big lawsuits that also involve big celebrities. Most recently, he has been making headlines after announcing that he would be the attorney representing adult film star Stormy Daniel’s on a lawsuit against the President of the United States, Donald Trump.

Early Life

Michael Avenatti  was born on February 16, 1971 in Sacramento, California. He grew up in Colorado though his family moved often. He would go on to attend Parkway Central High School in Missouri. After completing his high school studies, Avenatti went on to get a degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in political science.

He continued his studies even further by earning his Juris Doctor (JD) from George Washington University Law School. Avenatti was a very bright student here as well showing his competence by winning several accolades for his performances with the highlight of his stay there being the topper of his entire class as well as receiving George Washington University’s prestigious Alumni Recognition Award in 2010.


His career had already begun when he was still in college. He had started to work at The Research Group which exposed him to political opposition research working on well over 150 campaigns. After this stint, he went on to work at O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, California gaining mentorship from big names there.

By this time, Avenatti had grown as an attorney and even assisted in a massive case that involved singer, Christina Aguilera. He went on to work further for celebrities in their cases and started to develop a reputation for such services in the process.

He then left this firm to work for Greene Broillet & Wheeler which is known for handling some high-end cases with cases coming up in the multi-million numbers. He was thus acquainted with such large deals that also included lawsuits being handled including Paris Hilton and “The Apprentice” producer Mark Burnett.

After gaining all the experience that he required, Avenatti decided that it was now time to open up his own law firm naming it as Eagan Avenatti, LLP. By this time, he had already established a name for himself in the industry and his firm decided to narrow its focus towards solving high-end lawsuits.

Michael Avenatti Net Worth

Today, Avenatti is estimated to have an net worth of $20 million. Such a high net worth is not surprising as Avenatti has a track record of his lawsuits winning over $1 billion for its clients. Avenatti has definitely made a fortune through the fees that are charged for his exclusive services.

Among his many services provided, his biggest win has probably been for the $454 million 2017 fraud verdict against against Kimberly-Clark’s company Halyard Health. Avenatti is known for living a very luxurious life. He travels in private planes, rides all the fancy cars and has great properties in different high-end places. But the attorney has not been without controversy with recent reports suggesting that he may have over $5 million in tax liens.

Michael Avenatti Net Worth 2015$8 million
Michael Avenatti Net Worth 2016$11 million
Michael Avenatti Net Worth 2017$16 million
Michael Avenatti Net Worth 2018$20 million

Personal Life

In late 2017, it was revealed that Avenatti was going through a divorce with his wife Lisa-Storie Avenatti. This case seems to not have been solved as of yet with assets having to be managed and talks still going

Grey’s Anatomy’s Patrick Dempsey, who is also referred to as McDreamy in the show was a business partner of Avenatti. Together they had a deal over a coffee chain called Tully’s Coffee Shop. But, Dempsey would later sue Avenatti when he wanted to get out of the contract and for borrowing over $2 million for the business without prior notice.

Apart from his problems with people, Avenatti is a race driver and has been active as a professional for over 8 years now. His passion has seen him race more than 33 professional sports car races.


Full Name: Michael Avenatti

Nick Name: Michael

Date of Birth: February 16, 1971

Age: 47

Born Place: Sacramento, California, United States

Nationality: American

Spouse: Lisa-Storie Avenatti ( 2011-2017)

Height: 5 feet 9 inch or 1.75 m

Net Worth: $20 million