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Southern California Premises Liability Attorneys

California Slip-and-Fall Accident Lawyers

A Legal Team that Has Handled a Combined Hundreds of Jury Trials

Jury trials are rare when compared to settlements negotiated out of court. Many civil litigation firms go into crisis mode if they can't settle a case out of court and many have handled no jury trials, or just a few.

At the law firm of Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, LLP, we take a different approach. We believe that the justice system is there to use, not just to threaten with. Consistent with this belief, we have handled hundreds of courtroom trials and have litigated approximately 400 trials to verdict.

That doesn't mean we are careless regarding clients' risk; we are careful both to assess risk and to communicate dispute resolution options to clients. It does mean, though, that clients' maximum award is often obtained not through a settlement, which is actually a compromise, but through fully winning a case through a jury's verdict.

If you need comprehensive legal help regarding a slip-and-fall accident in California, contact a firm that will diligently handle your case to trial, if necessary. We have handled numerous cases involving dangerous property, including cases occurring:

  • In building lobbies
  • On sidewalks and in parking lots
  • In big-box stores
  • In mall, retail stores, grocery stores and supermarkets
  • In residential homes and complexes, including townhouse developments, condominium developments and apartment complexes

We can provide effective legal help following injuries resulting from allegedly inadequate security, unsafe conditions, slippery surfaces, inadequate lighting, unsafe stairwells and other issues. For more information, 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 schedule a free initial consultation with an Orange County premises liability attorney, please contact us 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