Gary M. Lape


  • location icon Orange County, CA
    650 Town Center Drive
    Suite 1400
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Gary M. Lape is a partner in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois and  a member of the Professional Liability Practice. Mr. Lape has tried numerous complex business and tort cases throughout the State of California, has defended attorneys and other professionals for over twenty-five years, and has substantial experience in state and federal appeals. He has also represented major corporate clients in the defense of class actions and unfair competition suits.

Recent published appellate decisions of Mr. Lape include Patrick v. Alacer Corp. (2011) 201 Cal. App. 4th 1326 [family law: equitable apportionment of increased value of separate property business enhanced by community efforts determined as of date of death of spouse]; Wilson v. County of Orange (2009) 169 Cal. App. 4th 1185 [employment: statutory interactive process to determine reasonable accommodation for employee did not mandate “ritualized discussions”]; Akkerman v. Mecta Corp., Inc. (2007) 152 Cal. App. 4th 1049 [trial court properly denied certification of unfair competition class action because of lack of ascertainable class, conflict caused by individual tort claims of named plaintiff, and superiority of individually-prosecuted actions]

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  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers


University of California, Davis

Juris Doctor, 1978

Georgetown University

Bachelor of Arts, 1975

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