Gary Lewis

Trial Lawyer
Licensed in: CA

Experience

Gary Lewis is a distinguished trial lawyer licensed in California whose remarkable career spans over four decades, specializing in legal research and writing. His profound expertise and strategic acumen have made significant contributions to the legal field, particularly in personal injury and appellate law.

Gary’s notable experience includes pivotal involvement in high-profile litigation, such as the sensational Doris Day case, where his legal writing was instrumental in achieving a favorable outcome. Over his career, he has adeptly handled and succeeded in over 200 motions for summary judgment across diverse legal domains, including personal injury, employment discrimination, and general business law. Gary’s appellate work in state and federal courts includes: 

  • Fernandez v. Jimenez (2019, 40 Cal.App.5th 482) – affirming a total of $45 million in non-economic damages for four heirs in a wrongful death action.
  • Costa v. County of Ventura (2017, 9th Cir., 680 F.App’x 545) – reversing the grant of summary judgment in a civil rights action against the police for the shooting and killing of a homeless man.  
  • Luna v. Monterey Park Petroleum, Inc. (Mar. 26, 2019, H042290) – reversing the grant of summary judgment in a slip-and-fall action against a gas station.

Education

Gary holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, reflecting his academic excellence. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California in 1976.

Associations

Gary has been admitted to the California State Bar and is authorized to practice in the highest courts in the land, including the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Notable Wins

$45M

Fernandez v. Jimenez (2019) 40 Cal.App.5th 482 – affirming a total of $45 million in non-economic damages for four heirs in a wrongful death action.

$416,400

Mahdavi-Pour v. City of Los Angeles (July 1, 2019, B284003) – affirming a $416,400 net judgment against the City of Los Angeles for a trip and fall.