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Southern California Product Liability Defense Lawyers

California Consumer Warranty Defense

The defense of warranty claims is a key practice area of our firm. Our attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience representing manufacturers and dealers in warranty matters.

Our experience is illustrated by our consumer warranty defense client list. We represent some of the world's largest automobile and RV manufacturers, including:

  • Automotive manufacturers like Chrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Honda and Porsche
  • Recreational vehicle (RV) manufacturers like Coachman RV, National RV, Country Coach RV, Georgie Boy RV, Sportscoach RV, Tiffin RV, Western RV, Rexhall RV, Fleetwood and Damon RV

In addition to representing auto and RV manufacturers, we represent the makers of ATVs, motorcycles, boats, personal water craft/Jet Skis, aircraft, yachts and numerous other goods involving engines and warranties.

Handling Complex Warranty Cases. Winning Landmark Cases.

Warranty claims can be highly complex, often involving separate warranties for different parts of a product.

We have effectively protected clients' interests in numerous complex warranty claims. For example, in a recent case, we served as trial counsel in a case that resulted in the Supreme Court opinion distinguishing service contracts from express warranties in consumer actions in California.

Leading our warranty defense team is lawyer Douglas D. Guy, who serves as national counsel for Costco Wholesale regarding tire litigation, and who is a member of RVDefense.com. Douglas is also a frequent speaker at seminars for Costco Wholesale, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors Corporation, American Honda, National RV, and Keystone RV, as well as RVDefense.com. For more information regarding our firm and our warranty defense legal services, please contact our firm.

Contact Us

Our firm is available for evening and weekend appointments, operates four offices to better serve clients, charges reasonable and competitive rates, and accepts credit cards. To contact an Orange County product liability defense attorney, call 949-769-2481.

Our Firm Locations

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy LLP


Office Managing Partner:
K. Robert Gonter, Jr.
E-mail the Firm | Irvine Law Office

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, L.L.P
38 Discovery, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265

San Diego Office

Office Managing Partner:
Douglas D. Guy
E-mail the Firm | San Diego Law Office

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, L.L.P
15373 Innovation Drive, Suite 170
San Diego, CA 92128

Phone: 858-676-8600
Fax: 858-676-8601

Los Angeles office

Office Managing Partner:
Matthew M. Proudfoot
E-mail the Firm | Map and Directions

355 S. Grand Ave, Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265

Ontario Office

Office Managing Partner:
Sean O'Doherty
E-mail the Firm | Ontario Law Office

Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, L.L.P
3350 Shelby St., Suite 200
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265