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  Michael J. Garey
Partner
Direct Dial: 213.615.7031
Fax: 213.615.7100
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Michael J. Garey is a partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, Los Angeles Office.  He is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment National Practice Section and a member of the Workers’ Compensation Practice section.  In addition he is a member of the firm’s CGL and Business Litigation National Practice section and a member of the Transportation Law Practice Team.

He has over 35 years of experience with an emphasis during the last 17 years representing insurers, self-insured employers and uninsured employers throughout the southern half of California in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation.  This includes counsel, advice and litigation involving the Case-in-Chief, and specific issues such as injury arising out of employment and occurring in the course of employment, entitlement to medical treatment, entitlement to disability benefits, Utilization Review appeals and Independent Medical Review appeals.  In addition, he provides counsel, advice and representation for uninsured claims before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board including alleged violations of Labor Code, Section 132a (Discrimination) and alleged serious and willful misconduct of the employer.

Mr. Garey has extensive experience representing clients in the trucking industry and retail service industry including defending catastrophic injury and fatality claims.  He has also lectured and given seminars to the insurance industry and self-insured industries on the topics of Workers’ Compensation and subrogation.  He has litigated cases throughout the southern half of California including jury trials, bench trials, administrative law trials, arbitrations and mediations.

Mr. Garey received his undergraduate degree from California State University Long Beach (B.A. in Political Science) and his law degree from Southwestern University (J.D.).

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