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Gary R. Carlin
  • Partner
Long Beach, CA


The founding member of the firm, Gary Carlin is one of the most seasoned employment law attorneys in California. Gary has been practicing law since 1970, having established his own practice in 1977 and guiding Carlin & Buchsbaum into one of the largest and most respected employment litigation firms in Southern California. With his unique focus and expertise in the plight of employees, Gary provides the experience and resources to offer his clients new chances in life and at work. In more than 35 years of practicing law, Gary has obtained verdicts, judgments, awards, and settlements of cases at a present value of over $100,000,000 for his clients.

Gary has an amazing range of legal experience and has gained a reputation for reliability and strong ethics, previously advising the Supreme Court of the State of California on matters of attorney discipline and serving on multiple committees and panels statewide. After law school, Gary worked at the Law Offices of C. Ransom Samuelson, the first attorney to ever obtain a jury verdict in excess of $100,000 in Los Angeles County. He later became a partner in the firm before establishing his practice.


Gary is a native of Southern California, born in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with an B.A. in History. He then moved north to complete his education at the University of California at Hastings College of Law in San Francisco and became licensed to practice law in the State of California in 1970.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1970


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
      • A.B.
      • Major: History

    Honors and Awards

    • AV rated attorney under the Lexis-Nexis-Martindale Hubbell rating system

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
    • State Bar of California's Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
    • Long Beach Bar Association, Member
    • State Bar of California, Principal Referee, Board of Governors, 1984 to 1990
    • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator, 1975 to 1990
    • Long Beach Superior Court, Judge Pro Tempore, 1975 to 1976
    • Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Pro Tempore, 1975 to 1976

    Past Employment Positions

    • Law Offices of C. Ransom Samuelson

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