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D. Bryan Garcia

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Callahan & Blaine

Bryan Garcia is a Senior Attorney with extensive experience in catastrophic personal injury, elder abuse and complex business litigation. Bryan Garcia is a civil litigator, licensed to practice in California, Arizona and Nevada. Mr. Garcia received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from U.C. Berkeley, and his J.D. from U.C. Hastings.  Mr. Garcia along with partner Brian J. McCormack recently were successful in defeating a Motion to Dismiss, interpreting recent U.S. Supreme Court cases in the matter of Jones v. Teledyne Continental Motors, et. al.  This opinion was a published in the Federal Supplement 2d.  Mr. Garcia also served as counsel in the matter of Sandoval v. Summit Care Corporation, where a Fresno County jury awarded a multi-million dollar compensatory which was the then third largest nursing home verdict in the history of elder abuse litigation in the State of California.

Mr. Garcia has been selected by the Best Lawyers in America; SuperLawyers Magazine; and named a Top Attorney for Orange County by OC Metro Magazine.  Mr. Garcia has a client rating of 5 out of 5 on Martindale-Hubbell and has been awarded the Client Distinction Award  for being complimented by clients in the areas of communications ability; responsiveness; quality of service; and value for the money. 

Mr. Garcia has authored numerous articles to further the interests of consumers as more fully seen at http://www.callahan-law.com/Articles-and-Expert-Advice/.  Mr. Garcia is also active in the legal community as he is currently on the board of the State Bar's Law Practice Management & Technology section and has previously served as the elected Los Angeles representative of the State Bar, California Young Lawyers Association. Mr. Garcia has also previously been active in his community, serving as a board member of the Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa helping to inform and resolve various issues in his community.

Case History

  • Jones v. Teledyne Continental Motors — My work, along with others in the firm including partner Brian J. McCormack resulted in a published opinion on a Motion to Dismiss published where the Fourth Circuit District Court interpreted the recent U.S. Supreme Court cases McIntyre Machinery v. Nicastro and Goodyear Dunlop Tires v. Brown.  The opinion is cited as 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 595.

  • Radle vs. Confidential — An elder abuse case in which an elderly female was neglected, resulting in severe bedsores on her body. This casesettled for $3,150,000.
  • Castellanos v. Confidential — This was an elder abuse case where an individual in a nursing home was improperly prescribed a blood thinner and the person died.  The matter resolved for $2,200,000.
  • Confidential v. Confidential — A 58 year old female stepped off a curb and broke her ankle because a drain inlet was too steep and did not conform to the intended design of the inlet. She had $64,000 in medical specials.  The matter settled for $1,000,000. 
  • Confidential v. Confidential — A 74 year old woman was walking her dog in her neighborhood. A pit bull and bull mastiff ran out of a yard and viciously attacked her, degloving her arm and causing serious damage to her leg requiring her to be hospitalized for over one week.   The matter settled for an amount in excess of $900,000.
  • Garcia v. Confidential — A construction worker was bit by a homeowners dog requiring hospitalization, surgery and a total knee replacement.  The matter settled for $750,000.
  • Ranson v. Confidential — A woman was walking in a department store. Unbeknownst to her, a floral display case was leaking water. She slipped and fell, suffering spinal injuries.  The matter settled for $750,000.
  • Sandoval vs. Summit Care Corporation (Fresno Superior Court case No. 633197-9) — Trial counsel for plaintiff in which the plaintiff received a compensatory award of $2.4 Million. The matter was settled for a confidential amount just prior to the opening statements for the punitive damage phase. 
  • Pedestrian v. Manufacturer — Matter settled for $4,100,000
  • Patient v. Health Care Provider — Case settled for $1,500,000

Awards

  • AVVO 10 out of 10
  • Best Lawyers - 2012
  • Best Lawyers - 2013
  • Best Lawyers - 2014
  • California Berkeley - Skull & Keys Honors Society
  • Client Distinction Award - Martindale-Hubbell 2013
  • Martindale Hubbell Client Rating 5 out of 5
  • Orange County Top Attorney's List 2013
  • SuperLawyer - 2014
  • SuperLawyers - Rising Star, 2013
  • SuperLawyers - Rising Stars, 2011
  • SuperLawyers, Risings Stars, 2012

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Locations

Three Hutton Centre Drive, Ninth Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Firm Phone: 714-241-4444

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Education

  • University of California Berkeley (BA) (1998)
  • University of California Hastings College of the Law (J.D.) (2001)

Bar Admissions

  • The State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Nevada

Organizations & Affiliations

  • State Bar of California, Law Practice Management & Technology — Officer
  • State Bar, California Young Lawyers Association — Past Officer