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Greg A. Garbacz
- Undergrad School: Lafayette College, BA Government & Law
- Graduate School: JD, Washington & Lee University, School of Law
- Law School: Washington & Lee University, School of Law
Irvine CA 92614
Greg Garbacz has found success in employment, business, class action, professional liability, securities, real estate, and housing discrimination litigation. An experienced litigator and trial attorney, Greg has handled complex litigation and trials in both state and federal courts, including in a broad range of topical areas, which consist of employment litigation, wage and hour class actions, real estate/housing discrimination, product liability, professional/director & officer liability, and fraud/business tort cases. Equally important, with over twenty years of experience in the courtroom and negotiating business deals, Greg knows how best to get clients to their desired goals quickly and as efficiently as possible, proactively identifying an adversary’s weaknesses and designing a negotiation or litigation strategy to maximize the potential for success. Greg also provides unique business solutions, strategic advice and counseling to businesses with regard to a broad range of legal and contractual issues, including executive/employment contracts, employment counseling, litigation avoidance techniques, contract/dispute negotiation, misappropriation claims, unfair business practices, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, and trade secrets disputes.
Greg is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a highly-respected national advocacy group dedicated to the preservation of the right to trial by jury. An AV-rated shareholder with the firm since 1997, Greg is recognized as lawyer of impact by Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law Management, Southern California Super Lawyers®, Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, Top Attorney in Orange County, Orange Coast Magazine, Top Attorney in San Diego, San Diego Magazine and other publications that identify the best lawyers in Southern California. Greg frequently speaks at a variety of programs, seminars, and events pertaining to employment and labor law and other issues. Additionally, he handles pro bono employment and housing cases for the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. He currently serves on Klinedinst’s Executive Committee and as its Chief Strategy Officer/Chief People Officer, and is a former Chief Operating Officer. Greg opened Klinedinst’s Los Angeles office in 2002, and served as its first managing shareholder. In addition, he currently serves as chair of the Housing Discrimination Defense and Civil Rights group and co-chair of the Business and Commercial Litigation group. He also has been an active member for over 20 years of Vistage, the World's largest Executive Coaching Organization.
Greg graduated from the Washington & Lee University School of Law and was a member of its Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He also played 4 years of Div.-I Lacrosse at Lafayette and was Captain of its Lacrosse team.
USLAW Practice Group Affiliations
- Labor and Employment: Primary