Experience & Education

Experience and Education

California Personal Injury Attorney Gary A. Kessler has over 25 years of exclusive practice in the field of personal injury and Wrongful Death litigation.

Our Philosophy
Our philosophy is to provide the best results for our clients as expeditiously and cost-effectively as possible in complex personal injury cases throughout the United States.


  • University of California,¬†Hastings College of Law and
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree
  • Honors: Traynor Academic Honor Society (Lifetime Member)
  • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Negotiation and Mediation Program¬†Harvard Law School
  • University of California and
  • Claremont Graduate School
  • Masters of Science
  • University of California, Berkeley and
  • University Of Oregon
  • Bachelors of Science
  • Honors
  • Dean’s List
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law Specialist (State Bar of CA.)
  • American Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Consumer (ATLA) Attorneys of California
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • California State Bar
  • American Association For Justice
  • California Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Consumers Attorney of Los Angeles
  • District of Columbia State Bar
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • The National Registry of Who’s Who
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Francisco County Bar Association
  • Western Trial Lawyer Association
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law Alumni Association
  • University of California, Hastings College of the law 1066 Member

Admitted to Practice Law in:

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • United States Supreme Court

– Federal Courts:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States First, Fifth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts
    of Appeals
  • United States District Court of California – Northern, Central, Southern
    and Eastern Districts
  • United States District Court of Oregon

Admitted “Pro Hae Vice” (Meaning “For This Particular Occasion”) in the Following Jurisdictions:

  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Areas of Wrongful Death Expertise

  • Accidental Shooting Cases
  • Automobile Product Liability (Ford, General Motors, Suzuki)
  • Big Rig Fatalities
  • Swimming Pool Drownings
  • Airline Crashes
  • Small Airplane (Cessna) Crashes
  • Hot Air Balloon Crashes
  • Boating Collision Drowning Cases
  • Bus and Train Collisions/Disasters
  • Ford Explorer Death Causes
  • Drownings
  • Pedestrian versus Automobile Accidents
  • Public Transportation Fatalities
  • Product Liability Death Cases
  • Recreational Fatalities
  • Tractor-Trailer Rigs and Commercial Vehicle Collisions
  • Vehicle Fuel Tank Fire Cases
  • Vehicle Roll-Over Tragedies
  • Major Wrongful Death Cases

Legal Writings

  • Author: Aircraft Crashworthiness & the Strict Products Liability Theory of California
  • Author: Government Tort Liability
  • Author: California Products Liability Actions

Million Dollar Advocates Forum American Association of Justice Orange County Bar Association - California Consumer Attorneys of California Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Gary Kessler, California Personal Injury Lawyer Disclaimer: The California personal injury, wrongful death, swimming pool drowning, boating accident, dog bite, amusement park negligence, pedestrian accident, product liability, aviation accidents, or any other California legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the creation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. The information contained herein is intended for information purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. All results described on this site were based on the individual facts of those said cases and are not indicative of future settlements. Results will differ from case to case. Please contact Gary A. Kessler, a California lawyer at our California law firm offices in Newport Beach or our San Francisco Bay Area office.

The Law Offices of Gary A. Kessler are licensed to practice in California, District of Columbia & Pennsylvania. Through local law firms with which we have associations, we are able to represent Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases across the United States. Our associations allow us to represent clients"pro hac vice", meaning "for this particular occasion". In order to effectively and efficiently represent the client in these cases, we will employ the local law firms (at no additional cost to our client) to make routine court appearances and proceedings where it is necessary to assist our clients case.