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Southern California Civil Litigation Attorneys

California Trial Lawyers

When an Out-of-Court Settlement Isn't the Answer

Often, civil disputes lead to the need not only for effective legal assistance but for hands-on and aggressive trial experience. At Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy LLP, we stand out in Orange County and throughout California as trial attorneys. Together, our four named, partners' trial experience includes:

  • Hundreds of trials handled
  • Approximately 400 trials conducted to verdict
  • A verdict success rate of approximately 96 percent

Extensive Involvement in Trial Law's Most Exclusive Professional Organization

Our trial experience and skills are further illustrated by our involvement in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Very few trial lawyers qualify for membership, which is contingent on extensive jury trial experience and is by invitation only. Our firm includes six active ABOTA members. Further, our attorneys who are ABOTA members train our remaining lawyers in the ABOTA skill set of "skills, civility, and integrity".

Our trial experience favorably compares to that of the thousands of attorneys across California who have minimal courtroom experience and who seek to settle every case. Our trial experience also allows us to provide clients with a full range of legal options regarding the litigation, negotiation, mediation, or arbitration of their case.

We Can Litigate Virtually Any Type of Case

Our practice is not limited by case type and includes personal injury cases, business and real estate disputes, employment litigation, probate, and construction defect litigation. In addition, our partners have all mediated over 1,000 cases.

Contact Us

Our firm is available for evening and weekend appointments, operates four offices to better serve clients, charges reasonable and competitive rates, and accepts credit cards. To contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with experienced Orange County civil litigation attorneys, call 949-753-0255.

Our Firm Locations

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy LLP


Office Managing Partner:
K. Robert Gonter, Jr.
E-mail the Firm | Irvine Law Office

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, L.L.P
38 Discovery, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265

San Diego Office

Office Managing Partner:
Douglas D. Guy
E-mail the Firm | San Diego Law Office

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, L.L.P
15373 Innovation Drive, Suite 170
San Diego, CA 92128

Phone: 858-676-8600
Fax: 858-676-8601

Los Angeles office

Office Managing Partner:
Matthew M. Proudfoot
E-mail the Firm | Map and Directions

355 S. Grand Ave, Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265

Ontario office

Office Managing Partner:
Sean O'Doherty
E-mail the Firm | Ontario Law Office

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, L.L.P
3350 Shelby St., Suite 200
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265