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Gary Richard Carlin

Employment and labor Attorney at Long Beach, CA

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The founding member of the firm, Gary Carlin is one of the most seasoned employment law attorneys in California. Gary has been practicing law since 1970, having established his own practice in 1977 and guiding the Law Offices of Gary R. Carlin into one of the largest and most respected employment litigation firms in Southern California. With his unique focus and expertise in the plight of employees, Gary provides the experience and resources to offer his clients new chances in life and at work. In 50 years of practicing law, Gary has obtained verdicts, judgments, awards, and settlements of cases at a present value of over $100,000,000 for his clients.

Gary has an amazing range of legal experience and has gained a reputation for reliability and strong ethics, previously advising the Supreme Court of the State of California on matters of attorney discipline and serving on multiple committees and panels statewide. After law school, Gary worked at the Law Offices of C. Ransom Samuelson, the first attorney to ever obtain a jury verdict in excess of $100,000 in Los Angeles County. He later became a partner in the firm before establishing his practice. Gary has the highest possible rating by the gold standard of rating services, known as Martindale-Hubbell/. His Martindale-Hubbell rating is "AV Preeminent," the very highest and best possible rating or achievement, which places him at the very top both nationwide and in the state of CA of his profession of practicing law according to his peers, judges, arbitrators, mediators, and attorneys.

Licensed for 53 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1970
Updated 12/05/2022

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

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Law Ofice of Gary R. Carlin, Apc
301 E Ocean Blvd Ste 1550
Long Beach, CA, 90802-4815


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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Fighting For Employee Rights Since 1970
  • 1977 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tempore
  • Long Beach Superior Court
  • 1975 - 1976
  • Judge Pro Tempore
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 1975 - 1976


  • University of California, Hastings College
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968


  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Board of Governors
  • 1984 - 1990
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Arbitrator
  • 1975 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021

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Long Beach Employment and labor Lawyer Gary Richard Carlin
Gary Richard Carlin
Employment and labor Attorney
Long Beach, CA
Licensed for 53 years
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