Mr. Michael Bien , esq, is a lay leader in the San Francisco Jewish community.
He has served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Brandeis Hillel Day School, as a Board member of Camp Tawonga and New Israel Fund and as a volunteer in various leadership roles with the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, Jewish Vocational Services and with Congregation Beth Sholom, where his family worships.
He is a fellow of the Wexner Heritage Foundation.
He has also served as President of the Mission YMCA and on the Board of the Metropolitan YMCA, the San Francisco Public Interest Law Foundation, the First District Appellate Project.
Michael Bien is managing partner of the San Francisco law firm, Rosen, Bien & Galvan LLP, specializing in complex civil litigation.
has devoted much of his
professional career to civil rights litigation on behalf of prisoners, including successful class actions on behalf of prisoners with mental illness, developmental disabilities and vision, hearing, learning and mobility disabilities.
He is lead counsel for the class of mentally ill prisoners in the pending litigation to reduce overcrowding in the California Department of Corrections.
efforts have earned him awards for his
civil rights work from the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
, the California Coalition for Mental Health
and the California State Bar
, as well as recognition as Volunteer of the Year from the Mission YMCA
and the Lion of Judah award from Brandeis Hillel Day School