Michael W. Hervey

Michael W. Hervey is an Associate with Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek.  He represents a wide range of clients including high net worth individuals primarily in the areas of estate and gift tax liability, tax planning, trust formation and administration.


Mr. Hervey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012.  He then earned his Juris Doctor and L.L.M. in Tax at the University of San Diego School of Law in 2021. 

Employment Background

Mr. Hervey joined the business team at Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek first as a law clerk in 2021 and then as an associate attorney in 2022.  Prior to SCMV, he served as a legal intern at Children’s Legal Services and then at Citizen’s Climate Lobby in the same capacity.  Mr. Hervey also worked as a law clerk at Moore, Schulman & Moore in San Diego and he was also an assistance wealth management advisor at Silvia – McColl Wealth Management and at Morgan Stanley. 

Professional Affiliations & Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association – Taxation Section


In his free time, you can find Mr. Hervey hiking trails or sailing on San Diego bay.

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