30 Years of Dedicated Trial
Work On Behalf of Clients

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Stuart H. Garrison

Bar Admissions

  • CA, Dec 1976
    Bar Number: 70925

Other Court Admissions

  • All California State Courts
  • United States District Court
  • Central District of California

Association Memberships

  • California State Bar, American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association

Continuing Education

  • I have spent most of this latest compliance period studying worker's compensation issues as well as employment law issues.

Example Cases

  • As lead counsel, I have litigated through trial a case involving a wrongfully terminated tradesman with a major aerospace corporation.
  • I was the lead plaintiff's counsel on a case involving a private pension malpractice case against the pension administrators. This case was very labor and document intensive and I successfully managed both.

Education

  • Mid-Valley College of Law, J.D. '76
    Honors: Bancroft-Whitney Honors Award for Top Grade in Civil Procedure
  • Northrop University School of Law, M.S. '81
    Focus: Taxation
  • State University of New York, B.A. '68
    Major: Southeast Asian History

Personality and Philosophy

What is your opinion regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I encourage clients to educate themselves on legal issues. In addition to being a litigator, I act as a coach because I enter any client relationship as a team effort. I rely on clients to understand the issues in their cases.

Are you willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes. However, clients must prepay for those services.

Are you willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes. However, clients must prepay for those services.

Why did you decide to be a lawyer?

I decided to be a lawyer because I enjoy empowering others in appropriate circumstances.

What work experience and education helps you be a better lawyer?

I was a Combat Service Support Officer and a Field Artillery Officer in Vietnam where I learned to manage crisis under extremely stressful circumstances with limited assets. Litigation is warfare without the guns. The planning processes are similar to both: the asset allocation to include time, personnel, and material resources are the same.

Why did you decide on your primary area of practice?

I decided on my primary specialty because it was a new area of law for me. I like trial work; I am a trial attorney. The personal injury field became very constrained and I wanted a burgeoning field to concentrate my litigation efforts.

What do you like best about your career?

What I like best about my career is the ability to think clearly and fashion remedies for my clients. After consulting with clients, I try to do what's best for the client and to help them get on with the rest of their lives.

Tell us about your law firm:

Even though I am a solo practitioner, I am not isolated.

What are your strengths and style?

My unique strength and expertise is listening, coaching, and creative thinking. I involve my clients in their legal challenges as a coach and as a team member.

Personal Interests:

My personal interests include photography, reading, snow skiing, hiking, and humor.