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Mr. Gary L. Justice

Gary L. Justice has been a trial partner with the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP since 1987, and has been with the firm since 1979. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati in 1976 and received his law degree from Duke University in 1979, where he served on the Duke Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif, a national legal honor society comprised of the top ten percent of law school graduates. He has extensive jury and bench trial experience.

Justice concentrates his litigation practice in the following areas: toxic torts defense work (including asbestos and silica-related matters), environmental and land use litigation (primarily California Environmental Quality Act [CEQA] and some Clean Water Act), complex insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, as well as commercial litigation. Justice’s land use litigation places an emphasis on CEQA matters. He represented the major donor for the construction of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, in litigation in which the adequacy of the EIR for the project was upheld by both the trial court, and on appeal.

Justice is dedicated to the preservation of the coastal and ocean environment in Southern California and around the world. He is an avid SCUBA diver and underwater videographer and photographer with 234 logged dives, including over 100 dives off the Southern California coast. He also has completed many dives in Australia, Belize, the Cayman Islands, St. Lucia, Mexico, and many parts of Hawaii.

Justice is the chair of the Board of Directors of Reef Check, an international organization dedicated to the monitoring and improvement of the health of coral reefs around the world, as well California rocky reefs. He is also active with other environmental groups, such as the National Parks Association.

Last updated October 19 2011