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Gayle Lenore Eskridge

About Me

I own a law firm dedicated to civil litigation, with emphases in real estate, business, and employment litigation.  I have experience with jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, mediations, and administrative hearings.  Additionally, I am an experienced, professional mediator.  I have conducted approximately 150 mediations, including mediations in the following areas: employment, real property, business, toxic torts, and lemon law.


I have held an AV ratings from Martindale-Hubbell every year since 2001.  An AV rating identifies a lawyer or firm with very high to preeminent legal ability.  The AV rating is a reflection of expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. I have also been designated a California Super Lawyerfor 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.  Only 5% of all attorneys in Southern California ever receive such a distinction. I have also been designated a Top Attorney in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine, and  have also been designated as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate” by the National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel, & The American Lawyer.


Our attorneys and staff of ESKRIDGE LAW are committed to providing excellent legal representation. The firm prides itself on strong communications with its clients. Because of its smaller size, ESKRIDGE LAW is able to maintain individualized relationships with all its clients and to respond very quickly to client needs. The attorneys and staff at ESKRIDGE LAW are available to answer clients' questions and discuss their needs and concerns on a daily basis.  Our clients know the status of their cases at all times.


ESKRIDGE LAW has been in existence in Torrance since 1997 and I have been practicing law since 1988.


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Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    26 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    26 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    26 years
  4. Business: 15%
    26 years



Hourly ($400/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Gayle Eskridge for many years. She is a highly skilled employment law attorney and mediator.


    James Slominski Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    I endorse this lawyer. Gayle would tell me when she was my employer that she would work as much as it took to win, and that she did and win she did. Everytime. I confidently refer both employers and employees to her for employment ligitation. The time I worked under her guidance continues to be invaluable to me.


    Dana Giovine Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Eskridge Law

21250 Hawthorne Boulevard Suite 450

Torrance, CA, 90503-5512



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal AttorneyESKRIDGE LAW1997 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Diego County Bar AssociationEditor, Dicta1990 - 1993
San Diego County Bar Association, Civil Litigation SectionChair1990 - 1992
Lawyers Club of San DiegoMember1988 - 1994
National Institute for Advanced Conflict ResolutionMediatorN/A
American Arbitration AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles Superior Court Mediation PanelMemberN/A
Los Angeles Superior CourtSettlement Conference OfficerN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Attorney-MediatorsMemberN/A
Real Property, Business & Corporations Law; Labor & Employment and Litigation Practice SectionsMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
South Bay Bar Association (LA)MemberN/A
Southern California Mediation AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar Association (Business & Corporations Law, Real Property Law, General Civil Litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections)MemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of California, Litigation, Labor & Employment Law, Real Property, and Alternative Dispute Resolution sections)MemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
County Bar UpdateMalpractice Action by One Client Destroys Attorney-Client Privilege of Jointly Represented Client2015
County Bar UpdateAttorneys Have a Duty to Adequately Communicate with Their Clients – No Excuses2015
County Bar UpdateAttorney’s Duty in Releasing Former Client’s File2014
County Bar UpdateSettlement Agreement Provisions That Purport to Restrict an Attorney’s Right to Practice Law2014
Los Angeles County Bar BulletinDeath of a Sole Practitioner: Planning for the Event and Administering the Aftermath2013
Dicta, The Lawyer's MagazineTo Withdraw or Not to Withdraw - Ethical Issues of the Decision1997
Dicta, The Lawyer's MagazineMCLE Article: The Hearsay Rule - Confessions, Admissions and Declarations1997
Dicta, The Lawyer's MagazineGrounds for a New Trial1992
Dicta, The Lawyer's MagazineLife After the Verdict1992
Dicta, The Lawyer's MagazineFirms Can Face Lawsuits Over Client Solicitation1992
San Diego PhysicianThe Intertwining of the Medical and Legal Communities1992
Dicta, The Lawyer's MagazineEthical Responsibilities1992
Dicta, The Lawyer's MagazineDamages in Legal Malpractice Actions1991
Dicta, The Lawyer's MagazineFiling a Motion to Withdraw1991
Dicta, The Lawyer's MagazineSan Diego County Bar Association Board Briefs1990
Dicta, The Lawyer's MagazineJury Nullification - An Interview with Cyrus Zal1990
Dicta, The Lawyer's MagazineA Blissfule Way to Practice1990
Dicta, The Lawyer's MagazineThe Decade in Dicta1989
ESKRIDGE LAWEmployment ArticlesN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National University, School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Missouri at Kansas CityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Financial Executive Networking GroupEmployment Law Update2015
Topic: Current Labor Law Issues - May 2012Risky Business: Employment in the 21st Century2012
Financial Executive Networking GroupNew Employment Law2012