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Guy R. Gruppie Attorney at Law
Los Angeles Office
Senior Partner
213-623-6336 fax

San Francisco Office
(415) 524-4300
(415) 391-2058 fax

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Bar Admissions

  • California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2004


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California (J.D., American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy, 1991)
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California (B.A. in Journalism & Political Science, with Honors, 1988)

Guy R. Gruppie

Guy R. Gruppie is a Senior Partner in the Los Angeles office of Murchison & Cumming, LLP. Mr. Gruppie serves as Chair of the Vertical Transportation practice group, Co-Chair of the Emerging Risks & Specialty Tort practice group and is also a senior member of the firm's Product Liability, General Liability and Business Litigation practice groups. He specializes in the defense of complex and high-stakes litigation.  

Mr. Gruppie is a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and was named a Southern California Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine in a vote of peers for the sixth consecutive year in 2013. He was also named a Top Attorney in the San Gabriel Valley by Pasadena Magazine for five consecutive years (2009-2013) by  peer group vote. Mr. Gruppie is "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell and is a former Co-Chair of the Trial Tactics Section of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC).

He serves as National Trial Counsel for Fuji Film, USA and regularly represents a diverse group of international, national and local businesses and high net-worth individuals in business and tort litigation.  Mr. Gruppie is a frequent author and speaker on trial, tort, and litigation topics. He is currently an adjunct professor of law at Southwestern University Law School in Los Angeles.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Gruppie was a reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times. 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, Los Angeles Chapter
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Association of Elevator Contractors; Elevator Industry Group of Los Angeles
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • Claims Litigation Management Alliance

Published Works

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • United III/NAEC 2012 Convention & Exposition, September 10-13, 2012, Atlantic City, NJ
  • "Howell, Hanif & Beyond--The current climate for assessment of medical 'specials,'" Tokio Marine Management and TM Claims Services, May 30, 2012, Pasadena, CA
  • Elevator Industry Group of Southern California, January 17, 2012, Los Angeles, CA
  • "Attacking the Vulnerable Plaintiff Expert," Chubb Services Holiday Luncheon, December 2, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
  • "California Civil Procedure," Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA 2011
  • "Minimizing Your Chances of Being Sued and Maximizing Your Chances of Winning if You Are", Elevator Industry Group of Southern California Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 2009
  • "Anatomy of an Elevator Accident Trial", National Association of Elevator Contractors Annual Meeting, Sarasota, FL, 2008
  • Representing High Profile Clients, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, Sun Valley, ID, 2007
  • "Use of Evidence of Absence of Prior Claims to Refute Product Defect Claims", Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Winter Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2006
  • "A Necessary Dress Rehearsal: Achieving Maximum Trial Results Through the Use of Mock Trial/Focus Groups", Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, Chesapeake Bay, MD, 2004