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.
Hourly ($400-450/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Recogntion of Leadership & Accomplishments||Orange County Bar Association||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||1991|
|Owner||Law Offices of James J Guziak||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Harker Guziak & Sage, APC||2002 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Chair of Labor & Employment section||2009 - 2009|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||1988 - 1993|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|University of Wisconsin||N/A||Other - Bachelors||N/A|