Ms. Garner is a partner and a member of the firm’s Employment, Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law, ERISA, and Life, Health & Disability practice groups. A skilled trial attorney, she has represented clients in a wide range of employment disputes, such as wrongful termination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation/whistleblower claims, class actions, wage and hour claims, and ADA claims. Business litigation matters have included contract, fraud, trademark infringement, royalty and franchise disputes for large, multi-national corporations. She has also dealt with matters involving group and individual life, health and disability insurance, including ERISA claims, and has successfully resolved high profile medical fraud claims on behalf of insurance providers, including issues of experimental treatment exclusions, and insurance bad faith and coverage.
Additionally, her practice includes professional liability defense where she has dealt with numerous legal malpractice and other professional liability claims on behalf of insurance agents, accounts, construction professionals, and real estate agents. Furthermore, she has defended general contractors and developers in complex construction matters. Ms. Garner also advises clients on employment issues, construction matters, enforcement of judgments, and contract issues. Ms. Garner also has substantial experience representing non-profit organizations in both litigation and counseling matters.
Mr. Garner has conducted trials in both California state courts and federal courts as well as binding arbitrations, and has handled appeals in the State of California and in the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Beverly Hills Bar Association
In addition to her law practice, Ms. Garner volunteers at Loyola Law School, advising first year law students on oral argument skills, and is a member of the Junior League of Los Angeles. She also serves as member of the Gordon & Rees United Way Campaign team and works with the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. She is an active supporter of The Music Center of Los Angeles County, Reprise Theatre Company, and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.