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Vista, California, United States
January 14, 2017

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I began my career as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles handling a broad array of federal cases in federal courts. I have practiced for over 40 years handling among many other matters, white-collar crime cases, securities fraud cases, property matters, aviation cases, general business matters, business litigation and product liability defense.


University of Southern California Law School Juris Doctor 1968

Top 25% of class

Many honors and high honors grades

American Jurisprudence Award

University of California at Los Angeles Bachelor of Science 1965

Legal Experience


Adjunct University Instructor Business Law.

2004- Present/ Gary H. Giesler

Practice includes State and Federal litigation, real property and development law, elder law, homeowner association law, business transactional law, business development, wealth protection and growth, administrative law, trusts and estates, tax law, formation and structuring of businesses, civil litigation.


Morse, Giesler, & Callister, LLP, Pasadena CA/ Executive Partner

Head of Civil Department. Civil practice included litigation, real property and development law, homeowner association law, business transactional law, business development, wealth protection and growth, administrative law, trusts and estates, tax law, formation and structuring of business entities.


Knapp, Marsh, Jones and Doran, Los Angeles/Senior Partner; Vice President and General Counsel to Turner Company, Los Angeles/Chicago.

Public Agency law, federal white collar crime law, real property development law, real estate broker law, nationwide defense of bodily injury/property damage cases; federal litigation, homeowner associations, corporate law, securities litigation, general business and corporate litigation; labor law; labor negotiations.


Assistant United States Attorney Central District of California (Los Angeles)

Responsible for a wide array of federal civil litigation, some criminal matters, fraud cases, environmental law, constitutional law cases, aviation litigation, airplane crash litigation and many other types of cases. Practiced both in U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals.


Captain U.S. Army, Bronze Star/ Vietnam


Married to wife Maureen for 54 years. Son Scott is General Counsel and Secretary for a publicly traded Silicon Valley company. Son Gregory is an Interventional and Peripheral Cardiovascular Physician and Chairman of Quality Control at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. Four wonderful grandchildren. Everyone loves the outdoors.


Fly fishing




Major Case Examples

1.Defense Lawyer for Union Bank officers in criminal and major civil class action litigation involving alleged securities fraud by United States Financial, San Diego, CA.

2.Defense Lawyer for Southern California First National Bank San Diego officers in alleged securities fraud litigation.

3.Defense Lawyer for two Los Angeles meat packing companies and principals charged with bribing federal meat graders.

4.Defense counsel for Los Angeles meat packing company charged with price fixing under the Sherman Act.

5.Defense counsel in federal grand jury proceeding involving Australian land developers selling Fiji land allegedly in violation of Federal Land Sales Act.

6.Counsel for private charter and aviation management company at Van Nuys Airport.

7.Developed shopping center for private land owner.

8.General Counsel for two Cadillac Dealerships.

9.Counsel for Homeowners’ Association.

10.Counsel for Real Property Brokers.

11.United States vs. City of Inglewood. Prevailed on Motion for Summary Judgment enjoining Inglewood from enforcing aircraft noise ordinance at Los Angeles International Airport.

12. Defense lawyer for United States in Marine Corps midair collision with Hughes passenger jet east of Los Angeles International Airport.

13.Defense Lawyer for United States (FAA) in Technicolor Aero jet Commander crash at Bob Hope Airport (Burbank).

14.On legal team in Hollywood Burbank noise/curfew litigation (FAA).

15.Represented United States (FAA) in civil penalty case against commercial pilot violating no fly zone restrictions protecting the White House.

16.Represented United States (EPA) in environmental litigation regarding tuna industry effluent to Los Angeles Harbor.

17.Represented United States (DOT) in litigation regarding construction of 105 Freeway in Los Angeles.

18.Represented United States (EPA) in litigation involving oil well exploration and operation near California condor nest.

19.Represented United States (Department of the Air Force) by convincing Dept. of Air Force to reverse termination of Air Force Major because she was pregnant.

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