gary gwilliam “. . .(Best Lawyers®) is the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”—Corporate Counsel Magazine

I am honored and delighted to announce I have been chosen for the prestigious 2015 Best Lawyers in America© list for the field of “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs” in Oakland, California. Our firm is celebrating 36 years of helping people through catastrophic personal injury cases and bringing justice to those who have been injured through the negligence of others.

2015 Best Lawyers in America© Criteria for Selection

Having been lucky enough to have been selected for the first time in 1993 for the Best Lawyers in America© list, I have a great appreciation for the selection process for this designation. According to Best Lawyers®, the criteria for selection is as follows:

“Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.”

The continued success of Best Lawyers® strengthened by the willing participation of my peers in the legal field bodes well for the continued success of the peer-review process.





Do I have a Viable Medical Malpractice Claim?

by Gary Gwilliam on August 19, 2014

medical malpractice“Medical harm is a major cause of suffering, disability, and death – as well as a huge financial cost to our nation” – Sen. Bernie Sanders, (Independent) Vermont

The state of healthcare in the United States, specifically patient care in hospitals, is at a crisis point. Preventable medical errors in hospitals are now the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer. Adding to this alarming crisis state is the startling increase in doctor drug addiction cases. According to the California Medical Board, “A record high 46 doctors were disciplined for substance abuse last year in California.” advocates believe “that record-breaking number (46 doctors) represents just a fraction of the number of doctors likely to be abusing substances in California at any given time.”

Examples of Medical Malpractice Events

The Journal of Patient Safety recently published a study which concluded that as many as 440,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors in hospitals. In this current climate, how do you identify whether you have a viable medical malpractice claim? Here are a few examples of preventable medical malpractice events:

  • Diagnostic errors
  • Surgical misadventures
  • Wrong organ removed
  • Hospital caused infections
  • Surgical equipment left inside patient
  • Adverse, serious drug reactions due to overdose or wrong medication given
  • Organ and tissue damage
  • Preventable blood clots
  • Medical radiation overexposure
  • Database “crashes” rendering medical records inaccessible to doctors for critical patient care

Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli, & Brewer Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If you, a family member, or friend have fallen victim to a doctor’s negligence or hospital errors, finding answers from a qualified California medical malpractice law firm is in order. At Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli, & Brewer, our lawyers have decades of experience handling medical malpractices cases. We have a thorough understanding of medical evidence and we work with respected medical experts who help evaluate the liability of these medical malpractice cases. To explore your rights and options, please contact attorney Steven Brewer at (866) 675-1929 or (510) 291-4888; for more information.



How Do I Prove My Truck Accident Case?

July 31, 2014

In many instances, truck accidents are complex cases influenced by multiple factors. The most vital information to your case is being able to determine and prove the cause of the accident and who is ultimately at fault. Unless you are a trained professional investigator or legal expert, you may not be equipped to ensure that […]

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Robert Kochly Former Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Credibility Issues

July 11, 2014

“He (Robert Kochly former Contra Costa County District Attorney) should have ensured the safety of the employees in his office by treating this as an administrative issue and interviewed both Gressett and Harpham immediately”–Gary Gwilliam attorney for Michael Gressett Robert Kochly the now retired, former Contra Costa County District Attorney was recently named as one […]

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Truck Accident Victims and Regulations Defended by Federal Official

June 27, 2014

In response to a recent Congressional discussion about suspending newly passed trucking regulations from June 2013, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) official Anne Ferro wrote a compelling rebuttal blog article, “Congress Shouldn’t Roll Back Safety; the Steps We’ve Taken Keep Tired Truckers off the Road”, supporting the new regulations. The article published June 3, […]

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Michael Gressett Files Civil Lawsuit for Malicious Prosecution

June 13, 2014

“Michael Gressett is looking forward to finally having his day in court after seven years of having his name besmirched by the wrongful and malicious conduct of the Defendants in this case. We look forward to shining some light on the political corruption of the Defendants who, thankfully, are no longer in power in Contra […]

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Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act Fights Medical Malpractice

June 5, 2014

“No family should suffer because a doctor recklessly prescribes pills to an addict, is a substance abuser, or commits repeated acts of medical negligence” – Robert Pack, medical malpractice advocate In a vital step forward for patient safety in California, the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act (Pack Act) initiative qualified for California’s November […]

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Is the Tech Industry Boom a Hotbed for Discrimination at Work?

June 2, 2014

As the tech industry booms in the Bay Area, some workers might be asking themselves who is really benefiting from the boom.  A recent publication on the lack of diversity at Google shows that the tech boom is mostly rewarding young, white males.  The lack of diversity in Silicon Valley fuels biases that may be […]

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How to Select a California Medical Malpractice Lawyer

May 12, 2014

“Most people think they’re going to a hospital to get well. And when they don’t or they get sicker it’s devastating because they realize there really is no safe place for them.” –Steven Brewer, Partner Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer San Francisco Bay Area television station KTVU recently interviewed Gwilliam, Ivary Chiosso, Cavalli & […]

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Lawrence Livermore Lab Facing 10 New Plaintiffs In Third Trial Due To 2008 Layoff

March 31, 2014

In Phase 3 of our case Andrews v. Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), 10 new plaintiffs, of the 130 plaintiffs, will seek justice for their wrongful termination, breach of contract, age discrimination, and other individual claims. The third trial in the case will take place in Alameda County Superior Court, Department 20, before the […]

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