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Five M&C Attorneys Named 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 10, 2023

Senior Partners Friedrich W. Seitz, Guy R. Gruppie, Jean A. Dalmore, and Partners James O. Eiler and Gina E. Och have been recognized as 2023 Southern California Super Lawyer honorees in the annual vote of peers and area judiciary conducted by Thomson Reuters.

Mr. Seitz specializes in domestic and international product liability, aviation, catastrophic injuries and business litigation and is a specialist in defending Wildland Fire cases representing public utility companies. He served as Managing Partner of the firm from 1986 to 2007 and is being recognized by Super Lawyers 19th consecutive year.

Mr. Gruppie is one of California's leading defense attorneys, specializing in complex, major injury and high-profile litigation. He is being recognized as a Super Lawyer for the 15th consecutive year. Mr. Gruppie's diverse portfolio of clients include several of the world's leading casualty insurance carriers, large and small businesses including entertainment and media companies, celebrities, athletes and other high net-worth individuals. He is a popular speaker and author on tort, trial and civil justice issues.

Ms. Dalmore specializes in the area of construction litigation, including breach of contract and construction defect, representing developers, general contractors, sub-contractors, design professionals, manufacturers and material suppliers in all fields of construction. She also practices in the area of professional liability representing brokers and agents in the areas of real estate, insurance, and business, as well as accountants and other professionals in malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty actions. She is being recognized as a Super Lawyer for the fourth time.

Mr. Eiler has become one of California’s most recognized hospitality law attorneys specializing in a variety of hospitality 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 being recognized as a Super Lawyer for the second consecutive time.

Ms. Och focuses her practice on law & motion and appeals, as well as public utilities, class action, unfair business practices and consumer rights, intellectual property, entertainment/media companies, and business litigation. This is her first time being recognized as a Super Lawyer.

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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