Garrett Mott

Garrett M. Mott

Senior Counsel

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Real Estate
Real Estate
Los Angeles Downtown
As a trial lawyer, Garrett represents real estate and construction companies in sensitive and complex litigation. He currently manages cases for some of the nation’s largest contractors in high-stakes matters. He has first-chair experience in high-profile, multi-week jury trials and arbitrations, such as conducting direct and cross examinations of witnesses, developing case themes, and drafting opening statements and closing arguments. He also has successfully resolved significant disputes prior to trial by leveraging his trial experience with Southern California’s leading mediators, as well as with the United States Attorney’s Office and the Orange County District Attorney. Finally, he has experience drafting complex, multi-issue briefs before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

During law school, Garrett served as the Senior Technical Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. He also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable R. Gary Klausner in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Representative Work

Trial counsel on complex, three-month-long jury trial involving representation of contractors against designer for design errors and omissions on public highway project.

Trial counsel on high-profile, multi-week federal insider trading jury trial.

Trial counsel on two-week federal bribery and obstruction of justice jury trial.

Trial counsel on complex, multi-week arbitration involving wage and hour claims brought by nearly 100 plaintiffs.

Represented one of California’s largest solar companies against billionaire real estate magnate in multi-million dollar payment dispute.

Represented ENR Top 400 national contractor against national designer for design errors and omissions on public highway project.

Represented real estate investor against contractor for delay and disruption damages relating to high-end remodel of a historic home.

Represented real estate investor against celebrity buyer of luxury Westside condominium following shocking death of celebrity buyer’s daughter in investor’s home.

Represented home owner against bankrupt contractor for defective work in homeowner’s childhood home.

Represented home owners against national home builder in SB800 litigation relating to shoddy new construction in luxury condominium complex.

Represented contractor against non-paying residential and commercial customers in mechanics lien actions.

Represented major corporation’s CEO against owner-builder for intentional misrepresentations relating to luxury home sale.

Represented real estate developer against subcontractor’s spurious claims of non-payment and failed attempt to foreclose on mechanics lien.

Represented multi-national petroleum company in complex litigation involving strategic lease of Long Beach tank farm.

Represented local savings and loan in bet-the-company employee fraud and data breach case.

Represented California’s largest provider of worker’s compensation insurance in vast federal healthcare fraud litigation.

Represented a major entertainment studio in high-stakes internal investigation regarding alleged misconduct by CEO.

Represented global conglomerate CEO in sensitive extradition case involving alleged Chinese pyramid scheme.

Advise and counsel real estate investors and contractors on contract formation, contract performance, and dispute resolution.

Advocated pro bono for criminal defendants, Holocaust victims (reparations), veterans, and the underserved (unlawful detainer).


"Lessons On Losses From 3 Recent FCA Settlements," Law360 (December 2017)

“Latest Healthcare False Claims Act Roundup and Top 3 Best Practices to Reduce Exposure,” co-author (September 2015)

"Game Over for Regulating Violent Video Games? The Effect of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Ass'n on First Amendment Jurisprudence," Loyola Law Review, Vol. 45 No. 2 (2012)

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"Deconstructing The Top Legal Issues for Real Estate Investors and Developers” (August 2018)

“Essential Collection Rights & Remedies” (August 2018)

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Community Involvement

The Elite OC Young Professionals Society, Director

Federal Bar Association of Orange County, Young Lawyers Division, Founding Member

Public Law Center’s Federal Pro Se Clinic, Attorney Volunteer

Loyola Law School Student & Alumni Mentoring Program, Mentor

Professional Affiliations

Board of Governors for the Loyola Law School at Loyola Marymount University, Member

Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Extern to the Honorable R. Gary Klausner, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Academic Distinction

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Senior Technical Editor (2011-2012), Staff Member (2010-2011)

Order of the Coif

St. Thomas More Law Honor Society

First Honors: Civil Procedure II; Criminal Law


J.D., cum laude, Loyola Law School Los Angeles (2012)

B.A., magna cum laude, University of Southern California (2009)

Admissions And Courts


U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Los Angeles

213-395-7623 Direct Phone
213-395-7619 Fax

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