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Greg A. Garbacz has found success in business litigation, employment liability, professional liability, real estate litigation, and general liability matters that a business may face. He provides unique business solutions and advice to clients with regard to a broad range of contractual issues and business disputes, including misappropriation claims, employment torts, unfair business practices, confidentiality agreements, and trade secrets.


An experienced litigator and trial attorney, Greg offers comprehensive advice in employment and labor law matters. He counsels clients with regard to state and federal laws affecting employers, including legislation regarding hiring practices, benefits, and age and race discrimination. Greg is frequently called upon to defend high-profile housing discrimination cases, landlord/tenant disputes, and matters alleging civil rights violations. As part of his practice, Greg has also handled litigation involving securities, as well as Directors and Officers (D&O) liability.


An AV-rated shareholder with the firm since 1997, Greg is regularly featured in Southern California Super Lawyers®. Greg frequently speaks at a variety of programs, seminars, and events pertaining to employment and labor law, legal malpractice, and professional liability issues. He currently serves on the Executive Committee and is the Chief Operating Officer of the firm. Greg opened Klinedinst’s Los Angeles office in 2002, and served as its managing shareholder from 2002 through 2005. He also has previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Firm. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Klinedinst’s Board of Directors. In addition, he serves as Chair of the Housing Discrimination Defense and Civil Rights group.


Born in Columbus, Indiana, Greg graduated from Washington & Lee University School of Law where he was a member of its Law Review. Greg earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He has been licensed to practice law in California since 1993.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Real Estate: 20%



Hourly ($350-425/hour)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Harvey Charles Berger

    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.


    Harvey Berger Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Klinedinst PC

777 S Figueroa, 28th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90017

Klinedinst PC

501 W Broadway, Ste. 600
San Diego, CA, 92101



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern California Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2016
Southern California Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2015
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2015
Southern California Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2014
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2014
Top Attorneys in Orange CountyOrange Coast Magazine2014
Top Lawyer in San DiegoSan Diego Magazine2013
Southern California Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Southern California Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2012
Southern California Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2010
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
Rising Star of Southern CaliforniaSouthern California Super Lawyers2004
Burks ScholarWashington & Lee University1993
Law ReviewWashington & Lee University1992
American Jurisprudence Award, ContractsMock Trial Competition1991
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder & Chief Strategy OfficerKlinedinst PC2014 - Present
Shareholder & COOKlinedinst PC1998 - Present
AssociateKlinedinst PC1993 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
PIHRAMember2011 - Present
VistageMember2007 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
American Inns of CourtMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Future Growth, et. al. v. Gateway Title Co., et. al.Jury Verdict/Judgment - $3M+
Cui v. Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.Defense Verdict
Sabi v. SterlingDefense verdict/successful appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles TimesU.S. Files Bias Suit Against Sterling2006
Los Angeles Daily JournalCalifornia's New Law, First in Nation, Provides Up to Six Weeks Paid Leave2002
Los Angeles Daily JournalGender Stereotypes: Nichols' Holds Valuable Lesson for Employers2001
Association of Business Trial Lawyers ReportLegal Malpractice: Preserving Critical Evidence, Or, At-Least, Third-Party Spoliation Claims for Your Client1999
Los Angeles Daily JournalReducing Vulnerability to Malicious-Prosecution Suits1999
Los Angeles Daily JournalGeneral Contractors Liability for Injuries is Limited1998
Los Angeles Daily JournalCross Purposes: Indemnity Claims Against Successor Attorneys1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Lafayette CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
24th Annual PIHRA Legal Update"You're Fired!" How to Proactively Handle Terminations, Minimize Risks & Add Strategic Value2011
10th Annual Klinedinst Employment SymposiumSexual Harassment, Retaliation, and Discrimination 2007 Legal Updates2007
9th Annual Klinedinst Employment SymposiumDefending Employment Claims: Tips and Traps” and "Staying Out of Court: Mistakes to Avoid2006
8th Annual Klinedinst Employment SymposiumDiscovery in Employment Cases: Strategy & Considerations2005
Lorman Education Services SeminarConflicts of Interest in a Changing World2005
Lorman Education Services SeminarHuman Resources Audits2002
KLINEDINST Employment Law SymposiumTrial By Fire2001
National Human Resource AssociationEmployment Practices Liability Insurance: An Attorney's Perspective2000
University of California, San DiegoThe ABCs of Hospitality Law: Contracts, Torts & Employment Law1998
CNA Insurance CompanyHow to Avoid Being Mistaken for LunchN/A