Eric Ivary - Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer



Eric Ivary
Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer
1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1600
Oakland, CA 94612

510-832-5411

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Eric Ivary
Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer

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510-832-5411


Eric Ivary is of Counsel to the firm of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer and is engaged in the full time practice of mediations, arbitrations, neutral case evalutions and expert consultation. Eric Ivary is a consumer attorney, recognized for having successfully represented clients who have suffered serious injuries. His extensive knowledge of medical issues and meticulous preparation have resulted in a succession of outstanding verdicts and settlements, even when faced with the toughest of challenges. A skilled lawyer, Eric's particular areas of expertise are wrongful termination, racial and sexual harassment, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith and cases involving public entity liability. He has also handled almost every kind of personal injury and wrongful death case, including aviation accident cases. Examples of his cases include: A $7.6 million jury verdict in a race discrimination case for a young African American manager who was fired because he was the 'wrong race.' Attorneys fees added by the court resulted in a total verdict of nearly $9 million. A jury verdict of $1.25 million in compensatory damages for a young homemaker stricken with multiple sclerosis who was denied treatment by her medical insurance company. The verdict against Blue Shield was upheld on appeal and attorneys fees were added by the court, resulting in a recovery of nearly $2 million. A jury verdict against Macedo Brothers Farms of nearly $1 million for a client who suffered what the insurance company claimed was a minor head injury in an auto accident. A co-founder of the firm, Eric is past president of the Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers' Association. Eric was named Lawyer of the Year for 1995 by the Alameda County Lawyers' Club and nominated in 1997 as Trial Lawyer of the Year by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. He is also an author, a frequent panelist and speaker, and is a co-author of the legal publication, Winning at Arbitration. Eric has written articles on many topics, such as arguing jury instructions, worker's compensation and how to present medical evidence in jury trials. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem and Bench-Bar Moderator. Eric has tried cases in state and federal courts since 1972. Academic Credentials • Bachelor of Arts, St. Mary's College of California, 1968 • J.D., University of Santa Clara Law School, 1971 • Recognized as experienced in the fields of insurance bad-faith, general personal injury, products liability, trial law, professional negligence and public entity liability by the Consumer Attorneys of California. Associations • Alameda County Bar Association • State Bar of California • Admitted to practice in the Federal Court for the Northern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals • Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association • President 1990 • Board of Governors 1975-90 • Editor, The Verdict 1986 • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America • American Board of Trial Advocates • Alameda County Lawyers Club • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice • The American Inns of Court Alameda County Chapter • The Alameda County Bar Foundation Board of Directors 1996 • Consumer Attorneys of California Board of Governors 1999-2000