J. Gary Gwilliam

J. Gary Gwilliam: Attorney with Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer A Professional Corporation AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Phi Delta Phi. Member, Boalt Hall Moot Court Board, 1961-1962. Faculty Member, Hastings College of Trial Advocacy, 1981. Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association. Nominated Trial Lawyer of the Year 1995 and 1996, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Author of "Getting a Winning Verdict in My Personal Life - A Trial Lawyer Finds His Soul". Frequent lecturer and writer on various subjects including substance abuse, ethics, stress reduction, quality of life and all substantive areas of legal practice.

(Certified as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Labor and Employment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Harassment
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Business Litigation
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Terminiation
  • Age Discrimination in Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
877-723-3052  Phone
510-832-5411  Phone
510-832-1918  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2079, Oakland, CA 94612-4720
University Attended:
Pomona College, B.A., 1959
Law School Attended:
Boalt Hall, University of California, LL.B., 1962
Year of First Admission:
1963, California
State Bar of California; American Bar Association; Alameda County Lawyers Club (Lawyer of the Year, 1985-1986); California Trial Lawyers Association (now Consumer Attorneys of California) (President, 1988; Parliamentarian, 1986; Chairman, Political Action Committee, 1986; Chairman, Long Range Planning Committee, 1990-1994; Member, Board of Governors, 1983; Sustaining Member; recognized experience as a Trial Lawyer and in the Fields of Products Liability, General Personal Injury and Professional Negligence); American Association for Justice; Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1974-1975; Member, Board of Governors, 1970); American Board of Trial Advocates (Diplomat, 1976); Public Justice (Member, Board of Directors, 1996; Executive Committee, 1999; Secretary, 2000; Treasurer, 2001; Vice President, 2002; President-Elect, 2002-2003; President, 2003-2004); Alameda County Bar Association; San Francisco Bar Association; Contra Costa Bar Association; National Employment Lawyers Association. (Certified as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy); Super Lawyer 2014.
Birth Information:
Ogden, Utah, May 18, 1937
( Certified as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy )
Payment Information:
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Peer Reviews

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