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Jim litigates in court and administrative forums. He is a member of the Nat'l Employment Lawyers Ass'n (NELA) and the Cal. Employment Lawyers Ass'n (CELA). In 2009 he was Chair of the Labor & Employment Law section of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), where he has also served on the Admin. of Justice committee. He is currently on CELA's Public Sector committee. Jim has more than 30 years of litigation experience, relocating here with undergrad and law degrees from the Univ. of Wisconsin.

Jim handles many kinds of employment disputes -- discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and whistleblower cases. He  represents employees in public and private sector disputes. Mr. Guziak has also litigated select personal injury, med malpractice, and attorney malpractice matters, and property damage, inverse condemnation claims. 

Jim is a past member of the Board of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Ass'n. For more than twenty years, he has held an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible peer review rating.


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 30%
    32 years, 100 cases
  2. Wrongful Termination: 20%
    32 years, 30 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    36 years
  4. Discrimination: 20%
    32 years
  5. Sexual Harassment: 10%
    32 years, 15 cases



Hourly ($400-450/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    I endorse this lawyer. Top employment lawyer, very experienced including public & school employee representation.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of James J Guziak

155 N Riverview Dr Ste 121
Anaheim, CA, 92808


WISuspended Dues197803/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recogntion of Leadership & AccomplishmentsOrange County Bar Association2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of James J Guziak2011 - Present
PartnerHarker Guziak & Sage, APC2002 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationChair of Labor & Employment section2009 - 2009
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1988 - 1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of WisconsinN/AOther - BachelorsN/A