Gary Gwilliam - Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer



Gary Gwilliam
Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer
1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1600
Oakland, CA 94612

510-832-5411

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Gary Gwilliam
Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer

Attorney Profile
Law School

University of California, Berkeley

Website

http://www.giccb.com

510-832-5411


J. Gary Gwilliam is the past president of the Public Justice Foundation and the Consumer Attorneys of California. He was twice nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year and is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations. Gary Gwilliam’s new book, Getting A Winning Verdict In My Personal Life: A Trial Lawyer Finds His Soul, is a riveting autobiography by a well-known, successful courtroom lawyer who talks openly about his losses, failed relationships, and his addiction to alcohol---things lawyers never mention---in a brutally honest way. Never has a well-known lawyer written a book that so openly bares his soul for the entire world to see. Gary’s life is one of extremes. He transforms himself from a gang member to prosecutor, morphs from a staunch conservative into a liberal Democrat, from alcoholic to being sober, from follower in his professional life to leader, and from wild party guy to devoted and loving husband. These are just a few of the personal transformations that are recorded by gifted storyteller Gary Gwilliam. But Winning Verdict is more than just a sordid, legal tell-all book. Through the stories in his book, Gary tells us that where you start out in life is not necessarily where you will end up, a point clearly illustrated when Gary takes us on the spiritual journey he describes in his book. Lawyers, judges, and others connected to the legal profession who have read Gwilliam’s book enthusiastically endorse it. It would be a shame for everyone, however, if this book were only known about within the legal community. Gary’s story is a prime example of what can happen when people face the worst in themselves, and by doing that, learn how to bring forth the best. All of us need wisdom like that. For more information about Winning Verdict, please contact Gary Gwilliam at 510-832-5411 or email A.T. Kippes at [email protected] To purchase J. Gary Gwilliam's new book Getting A Winning Verdict In My Personal Life: A Trial Lawyer Finds His Soul, please go to http://www.pavior.com the website for Pavior Publishing, the publisher of the book. Some of Gary's results on behalf of his clients include: A $6.1 million jury verdict for a 29-year-old man who suffered quadriplegic injuries when the roof of his Corvette was crushed in a roll-over accident. This was the largest single injury verdict in Contra Costa County history. A multi-million dollar settlement for 80 plaintiffs in their insurance bad faith suit against their automobile insurance company for failure to pay medical benefits covered by the plaintiffs' policies. A $5.5 million jury verdict for a 19-year-old man who suffered severe hand injuries caused by a press machine at his place of work. This was the largest hand injury verdict in the United States and the largest single injury verdict in Alameda County history. A $4 million jury verdict for the family of a man who was killed by police officers when he was threatening suicide. This was the largest police shooting misconduct verdict in Northern California history. Academic Credentials Bachelor of Arts, Pomona College, California, 1959 LL.B. Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1962 Certified Specialist, products liability, personal injury and professional negligence: Consumer Attorneys of California Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly California Trial Lawyers Association) President 1988 President-Elect 1987 Parliamentarian 1986 Board of Governors 1983-present Political Action Committee Chair 1986 Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association - President 1974-76 - Board of Governors 1970-present Alameda County Lawyers Club American Arbitration Association American Bar Association American Board of Trial Advocates American Association for Justice National Board of Trial Advocacy National Employment Lawyers Association Public Justice Foundation - Board member 1996-present - Executive Committee 1999-present - Secretary 2001 - Vice President 2002 - President 2003