Who is Michael Avenatti?
Michael Avebatti is an American former attorney. He is well known for representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against former president Donald Trump. Michael was also a legal and political commentator appearing on a number of news programs in the US.
Beginning March 2019, Michael was indicted in New York and California on several occasions. He has been indicted on federal counts including tax evasion, extortion, fraud, and embezzlement. He was disqualified to practice law in California as of May 2020.
Michael was sentenced to four years in prison in June 2022 for theft of book proceeds from former client Stormy Daniels.
Michael Avenatti Net Worth
Avenatti had an estimated net worth of $8 million. This figure is set to reduce over the years since he is not a lawyer legally anymore and has been convicted of federal counts of tax evasion, extortion, fraud, and embezzlement. Some of his properties and assets have been convicted by federal agents.
Michael Avenatti Wife
Avenatti was first married to Christine Carlin Avenatti for over 13 years. They have two daughters together. He then married Lisa Storie in 2011 and was blessed with one son. Lisa filed for divorce in December 2017 which was finalized in 2018.
Michael Avenatti Background
Avenatti is currently 51 years old. He was born on February 16, 1971, in Sacramento, California. He attended Parkway Central High School, Saint Louis University, University of Pennsylvania, and George Washington University Law School.
After working for a few law firms, Avenatti formed his law firm Eagan Avenatti, LLP (formerly known as Eagan O’Malley & Avenatti, LLP) with several offices in California. His successful career has seen him handle high-profile cases, and also appeared on news tv programs as a legal and political commentator.
His successes soon began dwindling as he was caught up in a number of lawsuits and was forced into bankruptcy. He has also defaulted on a $440,000 judgment in back taxes, penalties, and interest that he was personally obligated to pay under another bankruptcy settlement. He was also caught up in rent arrears, not paying his staff, and tax evasion which led to some of his offices being shut.
Michael Avenatti and Stormy Daniels
Avenatti began representing adult film actress Stormi Daniels in 2018. He filed a lawsuit on her behalf seeking to invalidate a 2016 non-disclosure agreement regarding an alleged affair with Donald Trump in 2006.
He claimed that Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen paid her not to disclose information covered by the NDA. He also represented Daniels in a related defamation suit against Trump which was dismissed. Daniels was ordered to pay Trump’s legal fees and she later said that Avenatti had initiated the suit against her wishes.
Avenatti began appearing on talk shows like CNN and MSNBC to discuss the cases. He also began having a large following on Twitter where he also shared the proceedings of the cases. Daniels terminated her arrangement with Avenatti in March 2019 and replaced him with Clark Brewster.
Avenatti was later charged in New York with wire fraud, identity theft, and embezzling almost $300,000 from Daniels.
What’s happening with Michael Avenatti?
Avenatti was sentenced to 4 years in prison on 2nd June 2022, for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. His woes began in 2018 when he filed for bankruptcy after facing numerous lawsuits. He even had to shut down some of his offices due to unpaid rent amounting to $213,000.
Who did Avenatti represent?
Avenatti represented Stormy Daniels in her case against Trump, NBA Player Hassan Whiteside in his case against his ex-girlfriend, William J. Parrish
What nationality is Avenatti?
Michael Avenatti is American.
Does Avenatti still have his law license?
No, Avenatti’s license was revoked in May 2020 though he represented himself in the following trials in 2021.
What did Avenatti do to Stormy Daniels?
Avenatti pocketed money from Stormy Daniels’s book proceeds amounting to $300, 000. He was sentenced to four years in prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges.