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Marvin E. Garrett

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Marvin E. Garrett is an experienced trial lawyer who has handled a broad range of complex civil litigation cases, including real estate, securities, partnership, and professional liability claims involving lawyers and accountants. Marv has over 40 years of experience in resolving commercial disputes through all processes, including private judging, mediation, arbitration, and jury and non-jury trials. In the general business arena, Marv has litigated contract and partnership disputes, business torts, libel and slander cases, intellectual property issues, product liability, and insurance coverage matters. His experience in handling complex commercial disputes in the real estate field includes joint venture disputes, purchase and sale agreements, title insurance, lease disputes, technology issues, and related land use matters.

Marv was General Counsel for the firm from 1997 - 2012. As General Counsel, Marv was responsibility for the firm's policy and administration of legal ethics, conflicts, insurance, claims, litigation and related matters affecting the legal interests of the firm. Marv serves on the Board of Directors of Attorney's Insurance Mutual Ltd., a professional liability carrier and is also an executive officer and chair of its Underwriting Committee. Over the last several years Marv has been a speaker at the October national malpractice and risk management conference in Chicago sponsored by AON, Ltd.

Marv has published articles for litigation, real estate, and professional liability newspapers and magazines.


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers


  • Selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers (2004, 2006, 2007)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated


Marv graduated from Northwestern University in 1965 with a B.S. in industrial engineering, and in 1967 with an MBA, with honors. He received his J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law in 1970 with Order of the Coif honors.

Bar Admissions

  • California