|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2016|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2015|
|Best of the Bar||San Diego Business Journal||2015|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|Best of the Bar||San Diego Business Journal||2014|
|Top Attorneys in Orange County||Orange Coast Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyer in San Diego||San Diego Magazine||2013|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2012|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2010|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Southern California Super Lawyers||2009|
|Rising Star of Southern California||Southern California Super Lawyers||2004|
|Burks Scholar||Washington & Lee University||1993|
|Law Review||Washington & Lee University||1992|
|American Jurisprudence Award, Contracts||Mock Trial Competition||1991|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Shareholder & Chief Strategy Officer||Klinedinst PC||2014 - Present|
|Shareholder & COO||Klinedinst PC||1998 - Present|
|Associate||Klinedinst PC||1993 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|PIHRA||Member||2011 - Present|
|Vistage||Member||2007 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1993 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Member||N/A|
|Erik Lugris, et. al. v. Full Swing Golf||$1.6 million judgment in favor of clients|
|Future Growth, et. al. v. Gateway Title Co., et. al.||Jury Verdict/Judgment - $3M+|
|Cui v. Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.||Defense Verdict|
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|Los Angeles Times||U.S. Files Bias Suit Against Sterling||2006|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||California's New Law, First in Nation, Provides Up to Six Weeks Paid Leave||2002|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Gender Stereotypes: Nichols' Holds Valuable Lesson for Employers||2001|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report||Legal Malpractice: Preserving Critical Evidence, Or, At-Least, Third-Party Spoliation Claims for Your Client||1999|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Reducing Vulnerability to Malicious-Prosecution Suits||1999|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||General Contractors Liability for Injuries is Limited||1998|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Cross Purposes: Indemnity Claims Against Successor Attorneys||1996|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Lafayette College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|24th Annual PIHRA Legal Update||"You're Fired!" How to Proactively Handle Terminations, Minimize Risks & Add Strategic Value||2011|
|10th Annual Klinedinst Employment Symposium||Sexual Harassment, Retaliation, and Discrimination 2007 Legal Updates||2007|
|9th Annual Klinedinst Employment Symposium||Defending Employment Claims: Tips and Traps” and "Staying Out of Court: Mistakes to Avoid||2006|
|8th Annual Klinedinst Employment Symposium||Discovery in Employment Cases: Strategy & Considerations||2005|
|Lorman Education Services Seminar||Conflicts of Interest in a Changing World||2005|
|Lorman Education Services Seminar||Human Resources Audits||2002|
|KLINEDINST Employment Law Symposium||Trial By Fire||2001|
|National Human Resource Association||Employment Practices Liability Insurance: An Attorney's Perspective||2000|
|University of California, San Diego||The ABCs of Hospitality Law: Contracts, Torts & Employment Law||1998|
|CNA Insurance Company||How to Avoid Being Mistaken for Lunch||N/A|
Posted by Brad
I am the President of a California Corporation in the hospitality industry. The corporation is facing two class action wage and hour suits. We retained a firm 1 year ago and to date, very little has been done on the case in terms of a settlement. We were hoping to settle the case before the courts granted the motion for the class.
Unhappy with our current legal council a good friend of 25 years used Mr. Garbacz. My friend owns 12 restaurants with annual sales in excess of $80 million. I figured whomever he used was the best.
In our initial meeting, Mr. Garbacz gave me almost 3 hours of his time. He made excellent suggestions that the current council did not peruse over the past 12 months and for the first time in 1 year I felt like there was a light at the end of the tunnel. For the 1st time in 12 months I slept well with the confidence this would finally be handled be a great attorney.
Within 7 days Mr. Garbacz did more on these 2 cases than the other firm did in 12 months. 10 days into this we’re now moving into the right direction. Greg emails me right back, returns my calls quickly and even this past Saturday and Sunday answered all my emails within the hour! His ideas in settling this case are brilliant. I could not be happier that we have Greg and his team supporting us.
Our company needed managers to be trained in sexual harassment. Within 1 day Greg had a colleague in the firm contact me and we scheduled the class.
I’ve asked him advice on 2 legal matters with current employees and he responds quickly and with excellent advice.
I highly recommend Greg and his firm to anyone looking to retain legal council. Brilliant. Kind. Considerate. Compassionate. Out of the box thinking. Fair. Reasonably priced. It does not get better.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Garbacz took the time to come to our offices to meet with us personally and to inform the CEO and the Board of Directors and clarify the legal issues in our case. He was insightful and responsive to any questions or concerns that the CEO or the Board had. As we moved through the litigation process, he made himself available to continue to clarify and explain procedures or motions that were being filed.
He demonstrated high ethics which made it easy to follow his counsel.
His staff were also very responsive and courteous.
Due to the high level of professionalism of himself and his staff, our company was confident that our confidence was well placed.
We were very satisfied with our experience with Mr. Garbacz and would recommend him to our colleagues.
Harvey Berger, Employment and labor Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I co-counseled with Greg on an extremely complex matter, and I can say without hesitation, that Greg is one of the finest lawyers I have ever worked with. Brilliant tactically, ethical and wise.
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