Law Offices of Stuart H Garrison

30 Years of Dedicated Trial Work On Behalf of Clients

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Firm Overview

I spent a good portion of my legal career almost exclusively in the tort and personal injury litigation field. I still do that but I am changing focus. My focus now is changing from personal injury litigation to employment law and worker's compensation, both on behalf of employers and employees. I offer dispute resolution anywhere from a well placed letter, through and including full litigation services. I am one of the few attorneys who handle both worker's compensation as well as employment law because of the fertile crossover issues involved. I therefore offer full litigation services as well as work before the Worker's Compensation Appeals Board. I also handle dispute resolution with regard to employment contracts to include litigation. I established my own firm in 1992.

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.

Main Office

Main
7601 Goddard Avenue
Los Angeles  CA  90045

Phone
  • (310) 641-8259
Fax
  • (310) 641-8315

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, up to 30 minutes.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Depending on the strength of the matter, I may work on a partial hourly plus a partial contingency fee. In appropriate cases with strong evidentiary admissibility, I charge on a contingent fee basis which is 33 1/3% if resolved before a law suit is filed and then 40% thereafter.

Hourly Rates

$230

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Office Manager

None

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

None

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

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 is your firm's point of view 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.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes. However, clients must prepay for those services.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes. However, clients must prepay for those services.

Stuart H. Garrison

I was House Counsel to the Continental Insurance Group in Los Angeles for 11 years and I spent an additional five years working for insurance defense firms of various sizes before I opened my own office in 1992.

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.

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.

License
  • Bar Number: 70925
    California , 1976
Education
  • Mid-Valley College of Law
    J.D. , 1976
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Northrop University School of Law
    M.S. , 1981
    Inglewood, CA
    Focus: Taxation
  • State University of New York
    B.A. , 1968
    Buffalo, NY
    Major: Southeast Asian History

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