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Four M&C Attorneys Named 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers

February 22, 2022

Senior Partners Friedrich W. Seitz, Guy R. Gruppie, Jean A. Dalmore and Partner James O. Eiler have been recognized as 2022 Southern California Super Lawyer honorees in the annual vote of peers and area judiciary conducted by Thomson Reuters.

Mr. Seitz chairs the Wildland Fire Litigation and the International Law practice groups and co-chairs the Product Liability, and Business Litigation practice groups. He served as Managing Partner of the firm from 1986 to 2007 and has been recognized by Super Lawyers 18 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 representing public utility companies.

Mr. Gruppie, one of California’s go-to defense trial attorneys is the Co-Chair of the Emerging Risks and the Specialty Tort Practice Group. Mr. Gruppie has now been recognized as a Super Lawyer for the 14th consecutive year. He specializes in the defense of complex, high-stakes and high-profile litigation. 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 often by national and local media for comments, expertise and quotes regarding various civil litigation issues.

Ms. Dalmore is the co-chair of the Construction Law practice group and is being recognized by Super Lawyers for the third time. She focuses her practice in the area of construction litigation, including breach of contract, construction defect and construction site accident, representing developers, general contractors, sub-contractors, design professionals, manufacturers and material suppliers in all fields of construction, and in the area of professional liability, representing insurance and real estate agents and brokers, accountants, design professionals, and other professionals in malpractice actions.

Mr. Eiler is co-chair of the Hospitality Law practice group. Through the span of more than 30 years, Mr. Eiler has become one of California’s most recognized hospitality law attorneys privileged to represent many hotels and restaurant brands in a variety of matters including general negligence, premises liability, food borne illness and foreign objects, Legionella and other toxic torts, civil rights, ADA, franchise litigation and many more. He is active with many Hospitality trade and legal associations and regularly presents to them on issues related to legal issues in the hospitality industry. Mr. Eiler is also a Lecturer in Legal Issues in Hospitality Management in the Hospitality Management program at California State University Long Beach.

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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Murchison & Cumming, LLP is a premier “Go-To” civil litigation firm with multiple offices throughout California and Nevada. Our attorneys specialize in the defense of domestic and international businesses, insurers, and high-networth individuals, at trial and on appeal. Additionally, the firm's attorneys handle employment matters and business transactions. Murchison & Cumming, LLP is a member of the USLAW Network and other prestigious bench and bar organizations, including the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).