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Christy Gargalis Attorney at Law
Los Angeles Office
Senior Associate
213.623.6336 fax
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Bar Admissions

  • California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2004


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California (J.D., 2001)
  • Boston University (B.A. in Economics and International Relations, 1996)

Christy Gargalis

Christy Gargalis is a Senior Associate in the Los Angeles office of Murchison & Cumming, LLP focusing her practice on Law & Motion. Ms. Gargalis has 15 years of experience in civil litigation and appeals, with 10 of those years defending attorneys in high stakes legal malpractice actions. Over the course of her career she has honed her skills in a wide spectrum of fields from business to real estate and intellectual property litigation. Her clients appreciate her passion for research and writing which directed her into Law and Motion, where she found her niche. With her innate attention to detail, she sets forth the law in a clear and straightforward manner and works to keep clients from any unnecessary litigation and legal fees. The primary focus of her practice now includes law and motion work focused on complex insurance and bad faith litigation ranging from demurrers, motions to strike and anti-SLAPP motions through dispositive motions including motions for summary judgments, motions for nonsuit and directed verdicts.

In one of her most recent cases, Ms. Gargalis successfully defended attorneys accused of aiding and abetting a $200 million Ponzi scheme. Her client served as general counsel to a person who defrauded investors and proceeded to flee the country; in turn, the client had a complaint filed against them for $20 million in damages alleging negligence and aiding and abetting. Ms. Gargalis was able to negotiate a greatly reduced settlement by challenging the entire action and defending each individual transaction to show there was no causation.

While attending Boston University, Ms. Gargalis realized the study of law would provide her with a career that would challenge her to continuously learn and increase her knowledge. This desire compelled her to attend law school at the University of San Diego School of Law where she graduated in the top of her class. She has never regretted one day of her decision to go into law.

Away from the office she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her children, especially at their soccer and softball games.