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About Me

A Santa Barbara County native, Attorney Garrett May graduated from Righetti High School before studying economics at the University of Utah. After college, Garrett studied law on an academic scholarship at California Western School of Law, in San Diego. He graduated in just two years. 

Garrett is a litigation attorney at The May Firm and is licensed to practice law throughout the State of California in both State and Federal courts. He is an aggressive and experienced litigator. He takes pride in providing passionate, caring, personalized service to each of his clients.


Garrett heads the firm’s Santa Barbara and Ventura offices. He is available to provide free no-risk case consultations to individuals and families seeking representation for all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Outside of the practice of law, Garrett also enjoys reading non-fiction, cooking, swimming, biking, painting and spending time with his wife and daughters, Georgia & Elin.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 70%
    5 years, 200 cases
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    5 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    5 years
  4. Slip and Fall Accident: 10%
    5 years



Contingent (100%), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Garrett. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I strongly endorse Mr. May without reservation. I have known Garrett for well over a decade, and he is one of the best personal injury attorneys in the county.


    Stephen Wagner Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The May Firm

629 State St. Ste. 228
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

The May Firm

111 N. Vine
Santa Maria, CA, 93454

The May Firm

701 E. Santa Clara Street, Ste. 6
Ventura, CA, 93001

The May Firm

297 Santa Rosa Street
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405

The May Firm

8050 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 300
Fresno, CA, 93711

The May Firm

11000 Brimhall Rd., Suite E-25
Bakersfield, CA, 93312




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Creative Problem Solving ScholarshipCalifornia Western SOL2010
Creative Problem Solving ScholarshipCalifornia Western SOL2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe May Firm2011 - Present
Law ClerkPersonal Injury Firm2009 - 2011
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Ventura County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Underinsured Motorist Settlement$100,000.00
Pedestrial Accident -- Policy Limits Settlement$100,000.00
Underinsured Motorist Arbitrated Settlement$100,000.00
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Publication NameTitleDate
The Spoken WheelKnow Your Bike Rights: Question & Answer2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of UtahEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science2007