is a skilled litigator, focusing on the defense of state and federal actions through all phases of court proceedings and discovery, including the defense of class actions and multi-district litigation (MDL). His extensive litigation experience covers a variety of disciplines, including products liability, professional liability, complex torts, employment law, business and probate, subrogation, construction defect, landlord-tenant, and premises liability. He also has considerable experience in trust and estate planning, and probate administration. In addition, Garrett regularly represents state and federal candidates and campaigns in election contests across Southern California. Before joining Enterprise Counsel Group, Garrett practiced in the Los Angeles office of a national litigation firm.
During law school, Garrett served as a research assistant to Pepperdine University School of Law Dean Kenneth W. Starr, competed in intramural moot courts as a member of the school’s Appellate Advocacy Team, including the Vis International Commercial Arbitration competition in Vienna, Austria, and also served as a Note & Comment Editor for the Pepperdine Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law, for which he wrote a published article on the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Title VII case of Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 550 U.S. 618 (2007).
Before law school, Garrett worked in a U.S. Senate leadership office, the Senate Republican Conference, where he supported the Senate confirmations of Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., booked Senators on national cable news programs, drafted editorial articles for placement in national publications, and worked on various political campaigns.
Outside of work, Garrett is active in his church, serves as an attorney volunteer with Christian Legal Aid, prolifically writes and speaks on political issues, and volunteers on various political campaigns in a legal capacity.
- Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
- J.D. – 2009
- Law Journal: Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law, Note & Comment Editor
- Westmont College, California
- B.A. cum laude – 2004
- Major: Political Science and History
- Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Navigating “Known Unknowns,” with James S. Azadian, Orange County Lawyer Magazine (Oct. 2017) Vol. 59, No. 10, p. 22.
- Minimum Wage, Maximum Liability Exposure, Daily Journal (April, 2016).
- Offsetting Damages In a Non-Allocated Settlement, with Craig A. Roeb, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Oct. 21, 2013).
- New Year’s Lesson for Professionals: Every Good Deed Will Be Punished, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Jan. 4, 2013)
- Court Modernization Council Could Relieve Budget Pressure, with Brian D. Fahy, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Dec. 14, 2012).
- Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 550 U.S. 618 (2007): Faithful to Title VII or Blind to Sex Discrimination? J. of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law, 2 J. Bus. Entrepreneurship & L. 359 (2009).
- Products Liability In a Connected World, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Dec. 24, 2014).
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Federalist Society and Orange County Bar Association
- National Oral Advocacy Honor Society
- Christian Legal Society
- Republican National Lawyers Association
- Represented majority of board of directors of graphics company in board dispute over ownership and management of company: clients secured control of company and recovered stolen intellectual property.
- Represented physician in dispute with hospital management over suspension of clinical privileges: adverse actions taken against client were reversed without formal proceedings before the hospital or state medical board.
- Represented commercial real estate owner in twenty-year litigation with former attorney and partners: client prevailed on all claims and retained all disputed property.
- Represented nationwide home warranty administrator in dispute with warranty retailer: achieved early settlement for client with nominal settlement payment.
- Represented real estate developer in dispute with project architect over project fees allegedly owed to architect: reversed the parties’ positions and obtained a lucrative settlement payment for the client.
- Represented retired entrepreneur in successful suit against former spouse whereby client recovered significant assets through pre-trial settlement.
- Represented political candidate before county registrar of voters during post-election count and challenge of provisional ballots: ensured ballot counting complied with elections laws and procedures, which led to successful election outcome.