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Southern California Wrongful Death Lawyers

California Fatal Accident Lawyers

An Enviable Depth of Trial Experience Developed Through Hundreds of Jury Trials

Wrongful death cases are among the most expensive of civil cases. Accidents must often be investigated using professional investigators and accident reconstructionists. Medical experts must frequently provide testimony regarding the cause and circumstances of death. And economists may be needed to determine the economic costs that result when a family loses a breadwinner.

The wrongful death attorneys of the law firm of Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy LLP, have both the experience and the resources to provide effective wrongful death legal services. Our firm:

  • Is established and can fully fund the numerous expenses that will likely arise during wrongful death litigation.
  • Is comprised of highly experienced attorneys with unparalleled experience in courtroom litigation; our four partners have a combined 120 years of litigation experience, have handled many hundreds of trials and have brought approximately 400 trials to verdict.

We have successfully litigated wrongful death cases following car and truck accidents, electrocutions, burns and fires, medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice and a range of other accident types.

Our experience is backed by results and a strong focus on litigation. Our verdict success rate is approximately 96 percent, and we believe that clients' interests are best served by an aggressive approach that always includes preparation for a jury trial. For more information regarding our firm and your legal options regarding wrongful death law in California, 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 us to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Orange County civil litigation attorneys, 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