California Trial Lawyers

When an Out-of-Court Settlement Isn't the Answer

Often, civil disputes lead to the need not only for effective legal assistance but for hands-on and aggressive trial experience. At Gates, Gonter, Guy, Proudfoot & Muench LLP, we stand out in Orange County and throughout California as trial attorneys. Together, our four named, partners' trial experience includes:

  • Hundreds of trials handled
  • Approximately 400 trials conducted to verdict
  • A verdict success rate of approximately 96 percent

Extensive Involvement in Trial Law's Most Exclusive Professional Organization

Our trial experience and skills are further illustrated by our involvement in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Very few trial lawyers qualify for membership, which is contingent on extensive jury trial experience and is by invitation only. Our firm includes six active ABOTA members. Further, our attorneys who are ABOTA members train our remaining lawyers in the ABOTA skill set of "skills, civility, and integrity".

Our trial experience favorably compares to that of the thousands of attorneys across California who have minimal courtroom experience and who seek to settle every case. Our trial experience also allows us to provide clients with a full range of legal options regarding the litigation, negotiation, mediation, or arbitration of their case.

We Can Litigate Virtually Any Type of Case

Our practice is not limited by case type and includes personal injury cases, business and real estate disputes, employment litigation, probate, and construction defect litigation. In addition, our partners have all mediated over 1,000 cases.

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 attorney, call 949-769-2481.

Our Firm Locations

Orange County Office

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Gates, Gonter, Guy, Proudfoot & Muench LLP, Civil Litigation Attorneys
38 Discovery, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Tel: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265
Office Managing Partner:
K. Robert Gonter, Jr.

San Diego Office

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Gates, Gonter, Guy, Proudfoot & Muench LLP
15373 Innovation Drive, Suite 170
San Diego, CA 92128
Tel: 858-676-8600
Fax: 858-676-8601
Office Managing Partner:
Douglas D. Guy

Los Angeles Office

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Gates, Gonter, Guy, Proudfoot & Muench LLP.
355 South Grand Ave, Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265
Office Managing Partner:
Matthew M. Proudfoot

Ontario Office

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Gates, Gonter, Guy, Proudfoot & Muench LLP
3350 Shelby St., Suite 200
Ontario, CA 91764
Tel: 949-753-0255
Fax: 949-753-0265
Office Managing Partner:
Douglas D. Guy