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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 40%
    30 years, 200 cases
  2. Wrongful Termination: 25%
    30 years, 100 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    45 years, 500 cases
  4. Sexual Harassment: 10%
    25 years, 20 cases
  5. Wrongful Death: 5%
    35 years, 25 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Gary. He is a talented advocate with outstanding work ethic.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian David Sudano

    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.


    Brian Sudano Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

1999 Harrison St
Oakland, CA, 94612-3528


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 25 Plaintiffs LawyersDaily Journal2016
Consumer Lawyer of the Year for EmploymentCLAY2002
Attorney of the YearCalifornia Lawyer2001
Trial Lawyer of the YearTrial Lawyers for Public Justice1996
Presidential AwardConsumer Attorneys of California1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentGwilliam, ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli and Brewer1978 - Present
PartnerNichols, Williams, Morgan & Digardi1966 - 1978
Chief Trial DeputyVentura County District Attorney's Office1962 - 1966
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeMember- Board of Directors1996 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1963 - Present
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticePresident2003 - 2004
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticePresident-Elect2002 - 2003
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeTreasurer2001 - 2001
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeVice President2000 - 2000
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeSecretary2000 - 2000
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeExecutive Committee1999 - 1999
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaPresident1988 - 1988
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaPresident-Elect1987 - 1987
California Trial Lawyers AssociationPolitical Action Committee1986 - 1986
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaParliamentarian1986 - 1986
Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1974 - 1975
Publication nameTitleDate
Lawyers & Judges Publishing CompanyPeak Performance in Litigation Through Relaxation Techniques2000
San Francisco Daily JournalLessons From Losing1999
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum MagazineAn Historical Perspective of Consumer Attorneys of California and Me1999
Trial MagazineTechniques for Arguing Damages to a Jury1999
Trial MagazineThe Art of Losing1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1962
Pamona CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1959