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Ewing and Associates

Ewing & Associates
Welcome to Ewing & Associates.

Serving Lake & Mendocino Counties and Northern California.

Ewing and AssociatesOur Team

Mike Ewing

Mike Ewing associated with the San Francisco firm Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon in 1981. He became a general partner in 1990 and managed the Lakeport office of Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon from January 1, 1991, until January 1, 1994, when that office closed and Alvord & Ewing took over the practice. That partnership continued until September 2005.

Mike’s practice includes construction, personal injury, professional liability litigation, and real estate litigation. He is also a licensed general building contractor.

Over 30 Superior Court jury trials to verdict, including cases in the following categories:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Off road accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Real Estate broker malpractice
  • Attorney malpractice
  • Real estate fraud
  • Horse kicking/bucking accidents
  • Wrongful timber cutting
  • Breach of contract
  • Sexual molestation
  • Construction disputes

More than 30 Superior Court bench trials including the following areas:

  • Prescriptive easements
  • Boundary line disputes
  • Insurance coverage
  • Partnership dissolution
  • Fraud
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of contract
  • Inverse condemnation
  • Construction disputes
  • Sexual molestation
  • Dozens of uninsured motorist arbitrations, ADR arbitrations, and mediations.

Successfully handled appeals to the California Court of Appeals in bodily injury and easement cases.

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Lake County Bar Association


  • Born Rapid City, South Dakota 1948
  • B.S. 1970, General Engineering, Stanford University
  • Phi Beta Kappa; Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)
  • J.D. 1980, University of California at Davis School of Law
  • Order of the Coif
  • Admitted to Bar, 1981, California
  • Married, 5 children
  • Licensed Building Contractor

Andre M. Ross

Mr. Ross joined Ewing & Associates on January 1, 2007. Before joining the Ewing firm, Mr. Ross was a senior litigation associate working for the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP. Mr. Ross worked in that firm’s Construction Law Group defending general building contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, inspectors and other trades-related service providers in a variety of complex construction disputes.

Previously, Mr. Ross practiced law in Marin County defending real estate licensees and contractors in civil lawsuits and administrative (disciplinary) proceedings. Mr. Ross also counseled and/or represented home-owners, business entities and individuals with respect to contract, real estate and landlord-tenant disputes. Mr. Ross has also represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil tort actions, and has completed 40 hours of professional training as a neutral mediator.

Mr. Ross became a member of the California State Bar in May of 1995. As a young lawyer, he established an office providing contract attorney services to sole practitioners and law firms based in Marin County. Mr. Ross also provided criminal defense representation to indigent adults and juveniles referred by Marin County’s alternate defenders’ office.

Mr. Ross has also lived and worked in Hamburg, Germany as a foreign legal associate and translator for two international German law firms. He speaks German fluently, and has acquired legal training and experience working on a variety of cross-border transactional matters.

Mr. Ross’s law practice offers counseling, advocacy and mediation services to real estate and construction industry professionals with respect to ongoing litigation as well as business disputes which have not yet blossomed into full blown litigation.

Professional Associations:

  • State Bar of California [Litigation, Real Property Law and International Law Sections]
  • Defense Research Institute [Committees on Construction Law, Professional Liability, Trial Tactics and International Law]


  • University of California Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA, J.D., 1993
  • The Johns Hopkins University Department of Economics, Baltimore, MD, M.A., all but dissertation, 1989
  • Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, J.W. Fulbright Scholar, 1984-1985
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Chapter of Minnesota, 1984
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, B.A. Magna cum Laude, Economics/German, 1984

Isabelle Brown


  • Accident, Personal Injury & Property Damage
  • Business & Contract Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Landlord & Tenant Law
  • Mediation
  • Probate Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Unlawful Detainer
  • Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

Contact Us

Ewing & Associates
995 South Main St.
Lakeport, CA 95453

Phone: 707-263-6400

Fax: 707-263-7047


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