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Gary Gwilliam

Employment and labor Attorney at Oakland, CA

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also known as Gary Gwilliam

  • Licensed for 60 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1963
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    40%

    37 years, 200 cases

  2. Wrongful termination
    25%

    37 years, 100 cases

  3. Personal injury
    20%

    52 years, 500 cases

  4. Sexual harassment
    10%

    32 years, 20 cases

  5. Wrongful death
    5%

    42 years, 25 cases

Gary Gwilliam is considered one of the best consumer trial attorneys in the state. His reputation and skill in representing seriously injured plaintiffs is well known. He has tried over 180 jury cases, of which almost 150 were plaintiff civil personal injury cases. He has handled major cases in every area of consumer law, including serious automobile and construction accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, bad faith insurance, civil rights (including police misconduct), wrongful termination and employment discrimination and harassment, and has recently concentrated more in employment law.

A noted lecturer and motivational speaker, he has conducted seminars and workshops around California and the United States for many years. He is the author of numerous articles on California consumer law and is frequently called upon to serve as an expert witness on the standard of care for lawyers' conduct. He frequently lectures on the topics of substance abuse, stress reduction, improving the quality of life as well as topics related to his practice.

Photos and videos

Wall Street- Lehman Brothers – A Whistleblowers Nightmare
Labor Lawyer J. Gary Gwilliam On BAAQMD Whistleblowers, UC Outsourcing & Worker Rights
Getting a Winning Verdict in My Personal Life

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1999 Harrison St
Oakland, CA, 94612-3528

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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Gwilliam, ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli and Brewer
  • 1978 - Present
  • Partner
  • Nichols, Williams, Morgan & Digardi
  • 1966 - 1978
  • Chief Trial Deputy
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Office
  • 1962 - 1966

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1962
  • Pamona College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1959

Legal Cases

  • Notable Cases

Associations

  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Member- Board of Directors
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1963 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • President-Elect
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Treasurer
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Secretary
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Vice President
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Executive Committee
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • President
  • 1988 - 1988
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • President-Elect
  • 1987 - 1987
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Parliamentarian
  • 1986 - 1986
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Political Action Committee
  • 1986 - 1986
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 1974 - 1975
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 25 Plaintiffs Lawyers
  • Daily Journal
  • 2016
  • Consumer Lawyer of the Year for Employment
  • CLAY
  • 2002
  • Attorney of the Year
  • California Lawyer
  • 2001
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • 1996
  • Presidential Award
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company
  • Peak Performance in Litigation Through Relaxation Techniques
  • 2000
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Lessons From Losing
  • 1999
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum Magazine
  • An Historical Perspective of Consumer Attorneys of California and Me
  • 1999
  • Trial Magazine
  • Techniques for Arguing Damages to a Jury
  • 1999
  • Trial Magazine
  • The Art of Losing
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Gary
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gary. He is a talented advocate with outstanding work ethic."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Gary is one of the last great trial lawyers. Every case he takes on he works up as if it were going to trial and has the means to fight the large cases most firms cannot. He tries more civil cases than probably any other attorney. (4 major cases in one year while I was with his firm). He is well-respected in the legal community and continues to fight hard for justice."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor

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Oakland Employment and labor Lawyer Gary Gwilliam
Gary Gwilliam
Employment and labor Attorney
Oakland, CA
Licensed for 60 years