Michael J. Wimberley, Associate

Michael J. Wimberley
Phone: 714-415-1030
Fax: 714-415-1130
Email: mwimberley@woodruff.law

Practice Areas

Practice Description

Michael Wimberley is an associate in the Firm’s municipal law practice group. He assists in representing cities, special districts, and other public agencies in transactional and advisory matters related to land use and zoning, local government law, and other general municipal issues.

He graduated magna cum laude from Chapman University with a B.A. in Strategic and Corporate Communication and earned his Juris Doctor from Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law with an emphasis in Environmental, Land Use, and Real Estate Law (ENLURE). In his final year of law school, he received the L.S Palmos Scholarship Award for honors in the ENLURE emphasis program. While in law school, he was selected as an academic fellow, teaching a supplemental class and tutoring upper-class students in Criminal Procedure: Police Practices, and contributed to two amicus curiae briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court while a student with the Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic. He has since returned to the Fowler School of Law as adjunct faculty, teaching legal analysis to third year law students.

Prior to joining Woodruff & Smart, Mr. Wimberley was an attorney for a general practice firm doing civil litigation and providing general counsel services for corporations, partnerships, and non-profit organizations. He also gained substantial experience as a Legal Extern at the Orange City Attorney’s Office conducting legal research on matters such as CEQA, Public Records Act, the Brown Act, first responder liability, historical preservation law, and other land use issues.

Professional Activities

Mr. Wimberley is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, and the Italian American Lawyers of Orange County (Lex Romana). He is also the President-Elect of the Chapman University Alumni Association.


  • Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law (J.D., 2020)
    • Emphasis Certificate in Environmental, Land Use & Real Estate Law
  • Chapman University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2016)