& Associates, APC
Associates is a legal boutique headquartered in Irvine, California specializing in civil litigation, with a core client base
and expertise focused on serving the business community, the commercial transportation and trucking industries, as well as
the insurance industry.
The attorneys in the firm are exceptional
litigators who come from large firm and corporate backgrounds and have found the boutique environment to be far more agile
and responsive to our clients’ needs. We have dispensed with the overhead and cumbersome politics of the large firm
and are immediately able to incorporate any change in direction and style that a particular client demands.
We pride ourselves in being immediately responsive to any client requirements, including
having a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week crash team available for our trucking clients wherein we can travel to any location in
the Western United States within hours, along with our hand selected expert witnesses who survey, photograph, and memorialize
any accident scene, preserving critical evidence that would deteriorate within the passage of even a few days.
Given our size and agility, we can incorporate any new technological
changes as soon as those changes are proven and found to be reliable. We provide big firm sophistication and intellect at
significantly more reasonable rates.
appreciate the drain both financially and mentally that being involved in litigation imposes upon our clients and their employees,
and actively pursue mediated and arbitrated results when the same is desirable.
However, when litigation is inevitable, when a trial must be had and a jury impaneled, there are
none finer. Scott Ghormley has taken over 90 cases to a jury verdict and has an impeccable and impressive resume of wins for
his clients. We are utterly cognizant of the costs associated with the litigation process, and therefore act as stewards of
the resources of our clients. We therefore have developed an impeccable cadre of exceptional professionals who work regularly
as expert witnesses for us, are trial tested and proven, and who have a track record of victories along with us both in trial,
mediation and arbitration.
Ghormley & Associates handles litigation throughout California, and indeed manages
litigation throughout the West Coast and states west of the Rocky Mountains. Our location immediately adjacent to John Wayne
Airport in Orange County and at the confluence of Interstates 405, 5 and State Route 55 give us immediate and timely access
to Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. We additionally handle cases throughout the state
in a very economical fashion, and where appropriate making appearances telephonically, and attending depositions in the same
fashion, and utilizing all technology available to us to minimize costs to our clients.
Each attorney in our office is a proven litigator and each file is handled by
an attorney with significant trial experience. Our attorneys are assisted
by a highly educated, technologically savvy, innovative and unrivaled administrative staff. They are degreed, skilled and
utilize fully automated legal support systems.
Lastly, we have an intimate knowledge of the workings of the commercial
motor carrier, trucking industry. We understand our clients’ operations, we understand their equipment, we know their
training programs and safety procedures, we have personal relationships with the individuals throughout their organizations
who represent claims, risk management, safety, security, driver training, maintenance, logging audit, operations, and so forth.
We know where to go to get what we need, we know who to contact for the information we require, and we understand the industry
and the organizations that work within that industry.
short, we are an extension of the client, the client’s interests and as a result, the client receives exceptional, knowledgeable,
and economical legal representation.
We know who
you are, we know your concerns, we know how the opposition will attempt to attack you, and we know how to protect you.
Each member of our firm is imbued with our litigation philosophy "excellent, dedication, loyalty
and efficiency." In today's legal marketplace where legal costs can quickly spiral out of control, we are stewards
of your resources.
It is always our goal to provide
excellent legal representation. We utilize the most efficient methods to make sure that only the necessary work is done to
bring each case to a successful resolution so each client gets the most "legal bang for the buck."