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Gregory M. Alvarez

Senior Associate

E galvarez@wfbm.com
T (714) 634-2522
| F (714) 634-0686

Overview

Gregory Alvarez’s litigation practice includes employment, business, bodily injury, product liability, construction, environmental and transactional matters. He has represented a wide variety of clients, including individuals, local business owners and contractors as well as international companies in product liability actions. He has experience with multi-party litigation and has participated in the successful resolution of these types of claims through informal negotiation, dispositive motives, mediation and trial.

Representative Successes
  • Hensel Phelps v. Tremco – Summary judgment granted for the product manufacturer in a complex construction case where plaintiff alleged defects in a high rise condominium building.
Industry Involvement

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements and Publications:

  • Author: The Court Rather than the Arbitrator Should Decide Whether There Has Been Fraud in the Inducement of a Contract, 4 J. Am. Arb. 199 (2005)
Beyond the Office

Gregory was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated college with a political science degree and was an active member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, editor of the yearbook and member of the UCI Associated Student Body. During and after college, Gregory worked for several film and television production companies in Los Angeles and Orange County. He also spent considerable time working as a stage manager on live action shows and traveled with the productions both nationally and internationally. It was during this period that Gregory obtained a Master in Fine Arts from Chapman University.

Looking for a new challenge, Gregory attended The Penn State, Dickinson School of Law where he obtained his J.D. During law school, he served as a member of the Student Bar Association and was an editor of the Journal of American Arbitration. He was also actively involved in the various clinics at Penn State and in particular the Elder Law Clinic.

Gregory enjoys sports and is an avid fan of the Anaheim Angels and Philadelphia Eagles. He serves as a mentor for law students at Chapman University School of Law and has served as a judge for various moot court competitions.

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