McGarry & Laufenberg

The attorneys at McGarry & Laufenberg have been delivering a broad range of legal services to insurers, businesses and individuals since 1986.

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Firm Overview

We strategically leverage the diverse interests, talents, backgrounds and life experiences of our three attorneys in order to provide you with innovative and cost effective plans tailored to your unique objectives.

Our attorneys are well known by our peers and clients for our success, result-oriented solutions and client service. As a testament to their talent and service, attorneys James J. McGarry and Jeffrey J. Laufenberg have both earned AV Preeminent Peer Review Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for their professionalism and ethics.

We are litigators, handling insurance defense matters, products, premises and general liability defense, healthcare law, labor and employment law cases, business disputes, landlord-tenant matters, including unlawful detainer, and trust and estate litigation.

We are transactional lawyers, advising our clients regarding real estate, personal service and commercial contracts, and insurance coverage disputes.

We are probate and estate lawyers, preparing living trusts and wills and administering decedent's estates.

We also provide mediation and arbitration services when called upon by our peers.

We appear in courts throughout Southern California - and the entire state of California, if necessary - and can assist you in the following areas of law:
-Personal Injury defense and insurance Law
-Products liability defense
-Business and commercial litigation
-Real estate
-Probate
-Wills
-Trusts and estate planning
-Commercial trucking litigation
-Employment law
-Insurance coverage
-Health care law
-Personal injury
-Landlord and tenant law
-Premises liability
-Wrongful death
-Mediation
-Arbitration
-Commercial real estate
-Labor and employment law
-Probate and Trust Litigation.
Main Office

Main Office
615 Nash Street
Suite 305
El Segundo  CA  90245

Phone
  • (310) 606-8675
Fax
  • (310) 606-8695
Real Estate
The attorneys at McGarry & Laufenberg apply their extensive knowledge and experience in property rights, real estate issues, finance and business matters to handle all areas of real estate law.
We can help you with:
-Residential home sales transactions
-Commercial property sales transactions
-Homeowners associations
-Condominium law
-Landlord-tenant disputes
-Evictions
-Foreclosures
-Real estate contracts
-Construction defect law
-Zoning, land use and building permits
-Boundary and easement disputes
-Title disputes

Real estate transaction lawyers:
From offer to sale, we handle all aspects of buying and selling real estate and construction on property so that you can feel confident about a smooth and precise transaction. In furtherance of your real estate transaction, our attorneys can:
-Draft or review your sales contract
-Negotiate real estate agreements
-Review your lending documents
-Search and clear titles
-Analyze your deal and rectify potential problems
-Conduct your real estate closing

Real estate litigation attorneys:
Real estate litigation requires substantial knowledge of California property laws and civil litigation, as well as a dynamic courtroom presence. At McGarry & Laufenberg, our attorneys possess this knowledge necessary to successfully litigate your real estate disputes.

Real estate negotiators:
Some disputes are better solved outside of the courtroom. Our effective mediators can guide negotiations to best protect your interests. By retaining an experienced mediator to strategize the contract negotiation process, you can often avoid disputes from arising at a later stage in the real estate transaction, and so save time, money and frustration.

James J. McGarry

Member

Mr. McGarry has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Admitted:
-California, 1980
-U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California, 1980

Education:
-Loyola University of Los Angeles, J.D., 1979
-Loyola University of Los Angeles, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1975

Associations and memberships:
-State Bar of California
-Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Education
  • Loyola University of Los Angeles
    Juris Doctorate , 1979

Jeffrey J. Laufenberg

Member

Mr. Laufenberg is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Admitted:
-California, 1980
-U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1981
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1981

Education:
-Loyola University of Los Angeles, J.D., with honors, 1980
-Loyola University of Los Angeles, B.B.A., 1977

Associations and memberships:
-State Bar of California
-Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
-Southern California Association for Health Care Risk Management
Education
  • Loyola University of Los Angeles,
    Juris Doctorate, with honors , 1980

William Leamon Cummings

Member

Admitted:
-California, 1986
-U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California, 1989

Education:
-Loyola Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1985
-University of Chicago, B.A., with honors, 1976; Johns Hopkins University, M.A., 1978

Associations and memberships:
-State Bar of California
-Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Education
  • Loyola Law School
    Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude , 1985
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