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Garrett David May

Personal injury Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   20 reviews

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About Garrett

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Garrett May is a California native. Garrett grew up on the central coast before studying economics at the University of Utah. Garrett then studied law on an academic scholarship at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, graduating in just two years and passing the California Bar on his first attempt.

 

Garrett is an experienced litigation attorney at The May Firm and is licensed to practice law throughout the State of California. He is an aggressive and passionate litigator with proven trial and arbitration success. Over the course of his career, Garrett has litigation hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death cases. In the past couple years, he has recovered in excess of $20,000,000 for his clients. Garrett takes great personal pride in providing passionate, caring, personalized service to each of his clients.

 

Garrett is available to provide free no-risk case consultations to individuals and families seeking representation for all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases.

 

Garrett lived abroad during several of his college years and is fluent in reading, writing and speaking Spanish.

 

Outside of the practice of law, Garrett enjoys reading, cooking, swimming, road trips, and spending time with his wife Whitney and their three children, Georgia, Elin and Harrison.

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Licensed for 11 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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The May Firm
629 State St. Ste. 228
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
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297 Santa Rosa Street
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405
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1061 Tierra del Rey
Chula Vista, CA, 91910
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8050 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 300
Fresno, CA, 93711
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11000 Brimhall Rd., Suite E-25
Bakersfield, CA, 93312
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2530 Professional Pkwy Suite A
Santa Maria, CA, 93455
The May Firm
701 E. Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA, 93001
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853 Atlantic Ave., Ste. 201
Long Beach, CA, 90812
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Posted by Joyce Trew | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Garrett team ROCKS!!!!
When I wanted an attorney’s help, I grew to become to Garrett. Garrett worked with me and my spouse. She helped me thru the whole thing and we had a high-quality result. I recognize quite a few humans in the motorcycle community and all of them appreciate The Husband And Wife Law Team. This crew is focused on brilliant consequences but additionally actually are like circle of relatives. It’s amazing to look attorneys centered no longer just on supporting people who are injured however also on safety on the roadway. Thank you in your assist Garrett!
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Posted by Kellie | October 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Garret is AMAZING!!!
Garret May is a man of integrity. He is thorough in everything he does.He represented me in a very difficult case and was very easy to understand. I have the utmost confidence that this man can do absolutely anything within the legal system. He is very easy to communicate with and quick to respond to any question no matter how small . He stood beside me all the way and I never felt alone or that I wasn’t in good hands . He is not out to hurt anyone so I felt he was fair in absolutely everything he did. I doubt I will ever use any other attorney.
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Posted by Rosa | February 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excelente trabajo
Mis hijos y yo estamos muy satisfechos con el trabajo que hizo el abogado, nos hablo en nuestro idioma para que entendamos con exactitud el caso. Yo lo recomiendo, fueron muy honestos con nosotros.
Posted by Vanessa Garcia | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
FROM the moment my accident happen I knew I had to find someone to take my case this was the first one I found and took the chance i was scared but after I found May Firm I knew I will be ok it felt like I wanted my case to end so bad thinking it was all a dream they help me get threw it every step of the way I wanted to give up so many times but there a great team every time I called they Answered all my questions they won my case walked away with good amount of money and in my heart they are forever in my heart and I'll refer them 100 percent big thank u to the MAY FIRM
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Peace of Mind
I was given such piece of mind when I hired Garrett. He was professional and caring. I had been stuck battling the insurance companies all on my own and getting no where. I had not able to deal with emotionally getting over the auto accident due to the stress of just trying to get my medical bills paid for by the insurance company. The May Firm was amazing and took everything over. They always answered my questions right away and gave me back my life. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Christina | December 30, 2016
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Awesome office!
The May Firm & my lawyer Garrett May helped me navigate through a lawsuit in which I had no clue as to what to do. They were a great help and eased my mine through troubling times.
Posted by John | November 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Johnny!
Garrett May was provided clear and concise information that was detrimental to all the positive aspects of the case... highly recommend him and his staff 1st class!
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Garrett is a really great lawyer. He kept me informed and explained each step of the case as it moved along. His staff was helpful and friendly. He worked hard to get me the best settlement possible. I am very happy I hired Garrett for my case.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Garret did a wonderful job with my two cases. Not only did he guided me through the process, but he also got me all of the help that I needed. He would keep me inform of everything that was going on. I was very pleased and grateful for everything that he did for me.
Posted by Laura | December 24, 2014
Garret David May
Garrett David May, Did a wonderful job with my case, I was very pleased and happy with his services. During my case I felt very stressed and scared but Garrett always showed that confidence and comfort that things will go well. I am thankful and very great full to have had him as my attorney. Sincerely, Laura
Posted by Elsa | December 19, 2014
Great Lawyer!
After I was struck by a car I did not know what to do our who to call, luckily I found The May Firm and Garrett was able to help me find the doctors I needed and guided me through the whole process and answered all of my questions. He let me know my what rights were and kept me well informed of everything. It was a rough time and I'm glad I could count on Garrett to help guide me in this.
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Posted by kat | April 30, 2013
UBER AWESOME!!
a year and a half ago, i was struck by a car and had never had to deal with any sort of legal court type stuff. garrett and his team worked with me and for me the entire time. making sure that i was well taken care of, and that all of my dr's apts were set up to get me back to a normal life without pain! they worked effeciently and with much devotion to make sure that i was completely satisfied with everything going on. AND everything i didnt understand they walked through with me to make sure that nothing weird was goin on, and that i wasnt being cheated or signing into something i didnt understand. if anything ever happens to me or anyone else i know, i will defenatly be pointing them over to the may firm!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2013
Thorough, professional, and easy to work with
I recently received a settlement through the May Firm in a case where the police report found me at fault in a car vs. bicycle accident. I don't remember much, having been knocked unconscious and suffering other serious injuries in the accident, and was certainly in no shape to battle a large insurance company to recoup the costs of my out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost work, and damaged bicycle. The lawyers were extremely thorough, courteous, friendly, and professional. While I wouldn't wish anyone the experience I went through, I'd recommend the May Firm as a true ally to those who need their services.
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Posted by Chris | December 13, 2012
Great Lawyer, better person.
Garrett May and his staff went above and beyond to get justice for me and my family. He's the best!
Posted by Nicole | July 16, 2012
Amazing, Quality Service-
I am so impressed by Garrett. I had no idea what my rights were and I was mostly just scared that after my accident, I would be stuck paying for my medical bills. Not only did Garrett guide me in my treatment options, but I also felt extremely stress-free. Every time I got a bill, I just handed it over and never heard about it again. He was kind, trustworthy, and he had my best interest at heart the whole way through. There was always open communication between us, and I could ask a question any time and get a response within the next day. If I ever need legal representation again, I am coming back to the May Firm. I cannot express enough how appreciative I am for his work on my behalf. Thank you again for everything!
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Posted by Christiana | April 26, 2012
My Experience with Garett May
After my Mom and I were in a car crash we hired Garrett May and The May Firm. Garrett and his staff were great. Garrett litigated my case after the insurance company offered only a very small settlement. He walked me through each step of the process and kept me well informed. He fought with the insurance company and did not give up until he got us what we deserved.  
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Posted by Denise | April 26, 2012
Denise Martinez
Garrett May's professionalism, excellent work ethic and expertise in communication was key in obtaining a favorable outcome for my case. I was involved in an auto accident and in need of medical attention. I highly recommend Garrett and the entire May Firm. They are extremely knowledgeable in their area and sincerely care. THANK YOU GARRETT!! denise
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Posted by Matthew | June 17, 2011
Best Lawyer experiance!
I was involved in an auto accedient that not only totaled my car but left me with a terrible back injury. Once i came in cocntact with Garret and the rest ofthe staff Harris and May, i felt completely taken care of. I was always kept inlight of the situations and dealings with the auto insrance company and everything about my medical. All in all, best lawyers!
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2011
Harris May
garrett was very hands on with my case. he would call and keep me informed and spoke with me about every little action/detail that was happening. he's a stand up guy with a strong work ethic. all around awesome guy!
Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2011
Great Attorney
Garrett and his staff were very friendly and helpful in assisting me with my car accident claim. I would highly recommend him for anyone needing legal assistance with their personal injury claims.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Contingency 100%-100%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Personal Injury Attorney
  • The May Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Personal Injury Firm
  • 2009 - 2011

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Litigated Settlement
  • $1,005,000
  • Litigated Settlement
  • $900,000
  • Jury Verdict
  • $323,000
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • San Diego North County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Big Brother, Big Sisters
  • Mentor
  • 2015 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Creative Problem Solving Scholarship
  • California Western SOL
  • 2010
  • Creative Problem Solving Scholarship
  • California Western SOL
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (30)
Endorse Garrett
Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Garrett May is an excellent attorney who provides dedicated representation to all of his clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Garrett. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. May without reservation. I have known Garrett for well over a decade, and he is one of the best personal injury attorneys in the county."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. He is a stellar attorney with the highest of ethics and integrity... a true asset to the profession. He is highly skilled and very capable and I would highly recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Garrett and have known each other since law school. He is a bright, passionate, and intelligent attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Garrett May is one of the Central Coast's best personal injury attorneys! He is a highly skilled litigator and obtains great results for his injured clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Garrett May is an outstanding attorney and I am honored to have him as a colleague."
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