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About me

I have been practicing law primarily as a sole practitioner for over 15
years in Los Angeles, California.  I attended college at Cal-State Northridge and law school at UWLA. At UWLA I was president of the Black Law Students Association.


I have argued over 100 cases to jury
in both state and federal court.  Additionally I have gotten dismissals or acquittals in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties.

In 2000 I had the opportunity to join and help run a startup sports
management company. I became a Certified NFL Contract Advisor in 2001.
Our objectives and goals were to prospect, recruit and sign college
players to NFL contracts. I primarily recruited players on the west
coast traveling to Pulman Washington, Eugene Oregon, and San Diego,

I have always looked to communicate with others. In 2000 I published a
criminal defense lawyers handbook entitled "Ready for the Defense." I
am currently working on making my handbook into an E Book. I have also
worked for Football.Com as a College Football Analyst and analyst for
the Arena Football League.


One area I pride myself on is my professional memberships with the relationships and learning opportunties they present. Currently maintain memberships in National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Association of Federal Defenders Association, and Famalies Against Mandatory Minimums.


I maintain offices in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Orange County.  Consultations are free and I am always available via cell phone.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    21 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    21 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Olive is a strong advocate for the people and will work to protect your legal interests.


    Marie Tran Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Michael Lee Becker

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Gary has been a prolific and talented Criminal Defense attorney in the Los Angeles community for many years, having started his practice around the same time as me. He is always willing to assist his colleagues with covering court appearances or offering knowledgeable incite into the law and trial tactics.


    Michael Becker Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices Gary D. Olive

1133 S. Vermont
Ste. 18
Los Angeles, CA, 90006-2764



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Disbarment
    issued in CA, 2013


    Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the California State Bar to understand the reasons for disbarment.

  2. Discipline with Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 2011


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Trial Advocacy CollegeHastings School of Law1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices Gary Olive1997 - Present
Staff AttorneyBlack Law Institute1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Federal DefendersAssociate2002 - Present
Indigent Criminal Defense AssociationPanel Attorney1997 - Present
National Association Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Assault on Police OfficerNot Guilty on Assault
Kidnapping of a minorNot Guilty
Marijuana SalesNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Self PublishedReady for The Defense2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California State University, NorthridgeN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of West Los AngelesN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KJLH RadioThree Strikes UpdateN/A