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Murchison & Cumming's Seitz and Gruppie Honored as Southern California Super Lawyers

January 15, 2020

Murchison & Cumming, LLP is pleased to announce two attorneys from the firm’s Los Angeles office have been recognized in the 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers Edition. With a combined 75 years of legal experience, this year’s honorees are Senior Partners, and longtime honorees, Friedrich W. Seitz and Guy R. Gruppie.

Mr. Seitz chairs the Wildland Fire Litigation and the International Law practice groups and co-chairs the Product Liability, and Business Litigation practice groups. Mr. Seitz served as Managing Partner of the firm from 1986 to 2007 and has been recognized by Super Lawyers 16 times. He focuses his practice on domestic and international product liability, aviation, catastrophic injuries and business litigation and is a specialist in defending wildland fire cases. Mr. Seitz has tried more than 100 jury trials, most involving product liability matters. He is "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Seitz served as arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court - Special Arbitration Panel, and the Attorney Settlement Panel for the Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Santa Monica, and Torrance Superior Courts.

Mr. Gruppie, one of California’s go-to defense trial attorneys, has now been recognized as a Super Lawyer for the 12th consecutive year. He specializes in the defense of complex, high-stakes and high-profile litigation. His clients include national and major regional and local businesses, entertainment/media companies, celebrities, professional athletes and other high net-worth individuals. Mr. Gruppie is a sought-after speaker/lecturer on trial and tort trends. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (Associate Rank), Los Angeles Chapter, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), and the Claims Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). Mr. Gruppie is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has taught Civil Procedure at Southwestern Law School, and currently serves as a mediator with the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have been chosen by their peers and through independent research of Law & Politics. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Only the top 5% of attorneys in each state or region are honored as Super Lawyers.


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