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David West Gammill

Personal injury Attorney at Manhattan Beach, CA

4.8   18 reviews
  • State Years
    Utah - UT 6 years
    California - CA 15 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2017
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury

  2. Criminal defense
    The premier defense firm on the West Coast.

    17 years

After many years as a prosecutor and then leading the Trial Department for the prominent law firm of Geragos & Geragos, Mr. Gammill launched Gammill Law.

Mr. Gammill has tried over Seventy-Five cases to verdict with the unique distinction of having tried cases from both sides of the aisle in both in the criminal arena as a prosecutor and a defense attorney, but also in the civil arena where he has recovered large verdicts for civil rights violations suffered by his criminal defense clients.  He is admitted to practice in California and Utah, where is involved in matters in both the Federal and State Courts.

Mr. Gammill was raised and educated in the Midwest, first receiving his Bachelor of Arts with academic honors from Michigan State University in 2002 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

As an advocate for equality, Mr. Gammill is a strong believer in justice for all, regardless of status, occupation, or income. In his own words; “One of the most exciting aspects of opening my own law firm is the chance to bring my elite skill set to a larger demographic of clients.  The best defense should not be the exclusive domain of the ultra-rich and famous.”

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Gammill Law
1500 Rosecrans Ave
Suite 500
Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266

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4.8 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by Will | November 7, 2018
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Kept my job
Mr. Gammill helped me out after I was arrested for defending myself. Although LAPD filed charges against me saying I was the aggressor. After talking to a couple of attorneys the odds of getting justice did not look good. I was referred Mr. Gammill and that made the difference. He managed to arrange a dismissal for community service. Which allowed me to save my job. I’ll be forever grateful. If you want an attorney that has integrity, compassion and actually cares for his clients then I would strongly recommend Gammill Law.
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Posted by Ebrahim | November 4, 2018
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David Helped me out a while back. He got the DA to give me an offer that didn't cost me my job. When i recently reached out on behalf of a family member who had an issue he spent about a half an hour speaking to me and then suggested we stick with the Public Defender. Meant a lot he didn't try to charge us for no reason. I'd call him anytime.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2018
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Top Defense Attorney
I knew I had made the right choice when we walked into court and the judge's assistant got up and gave him a handshake and embrace. Couldn't ask for a better lawyer on your side.
Posted by Patricia | October 9, 2018
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Huge Help
Helped me out when I really needed it. If you need a defense lawyer this is the guy you want. Honest and to the point. Didn't back down from the judge when he was on my case. Thanks again.
Posted by Eric | October 7, 2018
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Aggressive Defense
I wanted my defense to go after the government's case and Gammill did just that. Was so happy with his work.
Posted by Jalen | October 4, 2018
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Dave helped me out when I had a parole violation down in LA. You couldn't ask for a better lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2018
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Defense Attorney
Best defense attorney I could have hoped for. David went above and beyond my expectations. He was professional and caring through the whole process.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2018
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Pleased with this Firm
I was very pleased with the service and timing that Mr. Gammill and Gammill Law held their standards to. This was my first experience having to use a lawyer. They showed me the steps and prepared me for what to expect. I am very appreciative of their hard work and dedication.
Posted by Hope | September 18, 2018
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Beat my DUI for me
My first lawyer said i should just take the deal the DA offered on day 1. A friend suggested Mr. Gammill and he not only did better, but got the DUI dismissed. Highly reccomend!
Posted by Matt | September 18, 2018
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Great attorney!
David treats his clients like family. It was my good luck that l was told about him through a neighbor. He is an excellent at his craft!
Posted by Dan | September 15, 2018
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Exceptional Performance
David Gammill is an outstanding, seasoned and knowledgeable Attorney. What you see in his bio and webpage is exactly what you get. I hired Gammill for a criminal defense matter. He was very candid and always answered all my questions in a way that made them understandable. Prior to my court date I had additional questions and without hesitation he answered them all promptly. He was able to get me a better outcome that I had even hoped for. Highly recommend him.
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Posted by Mark | September 13, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
David was my savior when I was in a pinch. Not only was he very professional, but he was also personable. He helped me with a retaliation issue I experienced with my employer. I strongly recommend him.
Posted by Adam | September 13, 2018
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Professional and responsive
David Gammill handled my civil rights case after my criminal case was dismissed. He always answered all of my questions immediately and responded to my phone calls and emails. I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2018
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Exactly what I was looking for
Excellent attorney for complex criminal cases. David Gammill made a bad situation into a positive experience. I highly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by ERNIE | August 28, 2018
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Posted by Aisha | May 24, 2018
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David was an excellent choice: he is sharp, responsive and clearly an expert in the field we hired him for. I would highly recommend him. I recognize that as a client, when feeling disempowered, it’s not so easy to trust others with your life - however, with David I find that his confidence (for the right reasons) provides that assurance that’s much needed and allows a lawyer to assume their role effectively.
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Posted by Mr. Aguilar | March 11, 2017
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GREAT Lawyer who cares about his clients!!!
David Gammil is a very talented and gifted attorney. Our family will forever be grateful for his passion for our case. He is as sharp as they come and someone you would want as your attorney.
Response from David Gammill February 27, 2018
It was an absolute honor to represent the Aguilars as we uncovered Police corruption.
Posted by JC | November 11, 2023
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Horrible Attorney
David Gammill did a terrible job as my attorney on a Civil case, when he was at Geragos & Geragos. He refused to do a prep session with me before the jury trial (and before I would go on the Stand); he lost all the important Motions in Limine at the beginning of trial; he did his prep for trial the night before the trial started; he was not a match -- despite his supposed experience -- for the other attorneys... they kicked his butt at trial; during jury deliberations, the other side made a financial offer, that wasn't great, but if Geragos & Geragos were willing to reduce their 40% Fee a little bit, could have been accepted -- and David refused to run this by his boss Mark Geragos; and then David didn't even show up when the Verdict came in... only his lackey assistant attorney was there. I would NEVER hire him again if he was the last attorney on Earth.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner & Trial Attorney
  • Gammill Law, APC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Lead Trial Attorney
  • Geragos & Geragos, APC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Trial Attorney
  • Los Angeles District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Trial Attorney
  • Orange County District Attorney Office
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Michigan State Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Plaintiff's Verdict
  • Christiansen, Plaintiff v. West Valley City, Defendants
  • Plaintiff's verdict


  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • 2015 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2015 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Association of Deputy District Attorneys
  • 2008 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Number 3 Verdict: Civil Rights 2017
  • 2018
  • Top Felony Trial Attorney
  • Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office
  • 2014
  • New Trial Attorney of The Year
  • Orange County District Attorney’s Office
  • 2009


Speaking Engagements

  • Continued Education for Lawyers
  • Cross Examination
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
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Civil rights Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David and I have worked together on a couple of civil rights cases. He has a remarkable presence in depositions, and is creative when it comes to solving legal issues. I am always impressed with his grasp of legal issues, and yet ability to find nuanced and artful ways to view difficult problems to find a solution for the client."
Civil rights Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met David shortly after he began working at Geragos & Geragos. Not long after that, we spent five days together in a federal civil rights jury trial in Utah. David is one of the most remarkable trial lawyers I've had the pleasure of working with. He is smart, reasonable, and always very well prepared. David was able to pull off during that trial a truly "Perry Mason" moment that we all dream about-and he did it in a very classy way. The jury agreed and returned a verdict well beyond what either of us thought possible. Without reservation, I give David my highest recommendation."
Civil rights Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David has achieved national prominence for getting criminal cases dismissed and successfully winning subsequent civil rights cases. David is a fighter for both the individual and the community. Beyond the courtroom, David has sound judgement to achieve lasting results for all his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Friend
"I have known David for many years professionally and highly endorse him. I would feel confident in referring clients to him, as he is an extremely intelligent lawyer and has the ability to think "outside the box" when the situation calls for it. David communicates well with his clients and fights hard for their best interests. David is a great choice for an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of referring a complicated matter to David recently. We worked together for many years as prosecutors and now in private practice I refer all high stakes litigation to him. David is in a unique position to take any case given his vast experience as both a prosecutor with the District Attorney and civil litigator working with Mark Geragos working on high profile matters. In the most recent case I referred him, David quickly knew the direction to take leading our client to a quick and efficient result. David is an experienced trial attorney and most importantly is very good and caring with his clients. I highly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for 10 years. He is a very gifted, experienced trial attorney and an excellent advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Other
"David and I have known each other since law school. To this day, I've never seen a more talented lawyer in a courtroom."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with David as a prosecutor and have also witnessed his excellent work in his role as a civil rights attorney. David is exemplary in his treatment of his clients but also in his advocacy in the courtroom. I highly endorse David to anyone looking for an attorney who will fight for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with David on a highly complex case. He distinguishes himself as one of the finest practitioners in the field. One of the best cross examinations of a witness I've ever seen."
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