Gaia T. Linehan


San Diego, CA
D 619.515.5409


Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Orange, CA: Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
Haifa University, Haifa, Israel: B.A. in English Linguistic and East Asia Studies


Gaia T. Linehan is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP's San Diego office. Gaia gained broad legal experience in torts and corporate litigation and currently focuses her practice on business litigation.

Ms. Linehan began her career handling a broad range of business litigation, employment, real estate, and insurance defense matters. By now, she has successfully settled many cases and prevented a hostile takeover of a multi-million-dollar corporation. Ms. Linehan currently works towards expanding her civil litigation practice to include high-exposure matters involving commercial real estate properties – an area of law she finds extremely interesting.

Ms. Linehan has also represented clients in corporate governance disputes, employment contract litigation, and personal injury matters. She has handled many aspects of civil litigation through dispute resolution and trial.

Ms. Linehan earned her Juris Doctor degree from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange, where she served as one of the editors for the law review journal and graduated magna cum laude at the top 2% of her class. During law school, Ms. Linehan volunteered her time at Public Law Center and served on the Chapman Law Review. She also externed with the Honorable Judge James Selna at the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the Honorable Charles Margines at the Superior Court of California, County of Orange. Born in Israel, Ms. Linehan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from one of the most prestigious universities in Israel, Haifa University. Ms. Linehan moved to the U.S. after her military service as a class commander in the Israeli Defense Force.

Bar Admissions


Publications & Engagements
  • American Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers, Member
Awards and Recognition
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • “Defending Disability Discrimination Claims in California” – Professional Liability Attorney Network Webinar, May 23, 2023