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Garrett May is a Santa Barbara County native. Garrett graduated from Righetti High School before studying economics at the University of Utah. After college, Garrett studied law on an academic scholarship at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. He graduated from law school in just two years.


Garrett is an experienced litigation attorney at The May Firm and is licensed to practice law throughout the State of California. Garrett heads the firm’s Santa Barbara office. He is an aggressive and experienced 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 $17,000,000 million dollars 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 with his brothers, and spending time with his wife Whitney and their two daughters, Georgia and Elin.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    6 years, 500 cases
  2. Car Accident: 20%
    6 years
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    6 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
    6 years
  5. Slip and Fall: 10%
    6 years



Contingent (100%), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ryan Daniel Buchanan

    Garrett May is an excellent attorney who provides dedicated representation to all of his clients. I endorse him without reservation.


    Ryan Buchanan Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Garrett. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The May Firm

629 State St. Ste. 228
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

The May Firm

701 E. Santa Clara Street, Ste. 6
Ventura, CA, 93001

The May Firm

297 Santa Rosa Street
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405

The May Firm

8050 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 300
Fresno, CA, 93711

The May Firm

11000 Brimhall Rd., Suite E-25
Bakersfield, CA, 93312



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Creative Problem Solving ScholarshipCalifornia Western SOL2010
Creative Problem Solving ScholarshipCalifornia Western SOL2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Personal Injury AttorneyThe May Firm2011 - Present
Law ClerkPersonal Injury Firm2009 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Big Brother, Big SistersMentor2015 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Ventura County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Underinsured Motorist Settlement$100,000.00
Pedestrial Accident -- Policy Limits Settlement$100,000.00
Underinsured Motorist Arbitrated Settlement$100,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Spoken WheelKnow Your Bike Rights: Question & Answer2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of UtahEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science2007