Mickey Fine – Principal Attorney

Mickey Fine Personal Injury LawyerBakersfield Injury Attorney Mickey Fine, a native of Venice, California, began his legal career spending three years as an insurance defense lawyer, defending Bakersfield personal injury lawsuits. After earning admittance to the California Bar in 1986, he opened the Law Offices of Mickey Fine, representing individuals in personal injury matters. In 1990, he was selected to participate as a volunteer prosecutor as part of the Los Angeles County Trial Attorney Project Program (TAPP). Mr. Fine served as a volunteer prosecutor for Los Angeles County. Later Mr. Fine was selected as a member of the Los Angeles Criminal Defense Bar Panel.

In 1996, Mr. Fine participated in and completed Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. At the Law Offices of Mickey Fine, formerly Fine & Chais, our lawyers have represented clients in over 75 jury trials.

Mr. Fine is married with two children. His hobbies include Brazilian jiu-jitsu, hiking & painting.

Practice Areas:

Construction accidents
Wrongful death
Personal injury
Motor vehicle accidents

Bar Admissions:

California, 1986


Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1985, J.D.
Honors: Dean’s List

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1981, B.A.

Tess McHugh – Paralegal

Tess McHughTess has over five years of paralegal experience and is skilled in all aspects of the areas of practice at The Law Offices of Mickey Fine, with primary emphasis in personal injury. She also has considerable experience in elder abuse and medical malpractice.

Her previous paralegal positions have equipped her with the necessary skills to assist the California injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Mickey Fine in managing pre-litigation cases and preparing for trial. She is also available to help meet the needs of our clients in anything ranging from resolving property damage issues and coordinating appointments with various health care providers. Her high energy and strong work ethic are an asset to the firm.

Tess is married with three sons and she takes pride in all their achievements. She also enjoys singing and going to the movies!

Eli Molina -Investigator

Eli MolinaEli has over 30 years of law enforcement experience with the State of California as a CHP Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Commander.  In the various assignments in Southern, Northern, Coastal, and Central California that CHP Commander Molina helped, he was actively involved in the investigation of traffic accidents ranging from simple property damage to the more complex investigations involving injury and death.  His diligent efforts in these investigations yielded convictions of the accused person(s) with proper justice imposed by the court system.

As Commander, Eli Molina was not only responsible for the proper instigation of all types of accidents from his assigned personnel, but also had to ensure that criminal and personnel investigations were conducted in an unbiased and fair manner.  In depth review of these investigations was based from his extensive experience as a police officer in conjunction with the training he received at the CHP Academy, FBI Academy, and POST Certified Training Courses.

As an active CHP Commander, Molina dedicated himself to ensure that all communities he served were treated with dignity and respect.  It is with this same mantra that retired Commander Eli Molina implores while interacting with clients represented by the Law Offices of Mickey Fine in English or Spanish.

Throughout Eli Molina’s career he has been honored by various public and private organizations for his dedicated service as a CHP official and his commitment for equity and justice.  Molina is married and currently resides in Bakersfield, California.