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  Gregory T. Fayard
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Gregory T. Fayard is a partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Sacramento office. Mr. Fayard is an accomplished civil litigation attorney whose practice includes defending professionals, including lawyers, legal ethics, State Bar defense, securities litigation, and premises liability defense.  Mr. Fayard began his practice as a deputy attorney general with the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, where he defended health care professionals in a variety of matters and helped oversee and implement settlement provisions of a large health care system class action. He then handled complex matters for 12 years at two respected Sacramento law firms. In both public and private practice, he obtained extensive case management and trial experience.

Mr. Fayard earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with a Certificate in Governmental Affairs. In law school he was a staff writer for the law journal, California Initiative Review and received special commendation for his trial advocacy skills. Previously, he earned a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Utah and a B.S. in public relations from Pacific Union College.

Active in his community, Mr. Fayard is a past president of the Placer County Bar Association. In 2011, the Placer County Board of Supervisors appointed him to a four-year term as a county parks commissioner. He currently serves on Placer County’s property tax Assessment Appeals Board. From 2013 to 2016, he served as chair of the school board at Sacramento Adventist Academy.  He writes and speaks regularly on California legal ethics.

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