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2030 Main Street, Suite 1600
Irvine, California 92614-7257Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 949-660-1600
Fax: 949-660-6060
E-Mail: jmb@ggb-law.com
www.ggb-law.com
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Established: 1999

Practice Areas
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Bad Faith
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Defect
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Homeowners' Associations
  • Earth Movement
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Cases Gone to Trial : 100+

About Us
Grant, Genovese & Baratta, LLP offers its clients dedicated, sophisticated and hands-on litigation services. The firm was selected for inclusion in Martindale-Hubbell's prestigious "Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers" among the top 5% of US law firms. Each of the firm's senior partners are AV rated, reflecting the highest level of legal ability and general ethical standards in the opinion of the bar and judiciary. The head of the firm's insurance coverage personal injury section, James M. Baratta, has over 44 years of complex trial experience. He has taken over 100 cases to jury verdict, judgment and binding arbitration. Mr. Baratta is a fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), Litigation Counsel of America and ABOTA and voted "Super Lawyer" 2008-2016. The insurance coverage/personal injury unit handles matters of all levels of complexity. It is comprised of the brightest and best with experience in the areas of bad faith, intellectual property, construction defect, earth movement, catastrophic injury, public entity and wrongful death to name a few.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AMCO Insurance CompanyAmTrust Group
Berkley Oil & Gas Specialty Services, LLCCalifornia Capital Insurance Company
CastlePoint National Insurance CompanyCommerce West Insurance Company
The Medical Protective CompanyNationwide Insurance
State Farm Insurance CompaniesSure Products Insurance Agency
Tower Group, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Partners
James M. Baratta
Irvine, CA
Years of Experience:44
Admitted
  • California, 1972
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association (Masters Division)
  • Defense Research Institute (Insurance Law Committee)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. (cum laude, with honors), 1969
  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles, J.D. (cum laude), 1972
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Lance D. Orloff
Irvine, CA
Years of Experience:32
Admitted
  • California, 1984
Memberships:
  • American and Los Angeles County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Inns of Court, Los Angeles Chapter
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Education:
  • University of California, Davis, A.B. (with honors), 1981
  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles, J.D., 1984
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Jason S. Roberts
Irvine, CA
Years of Experience:14
Admitted
  • California, 2002
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Indiana University-Bloomington, B.A., 1997
  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles, J.D., 2002
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Service Areas
Anaheim, California13 miles
Los Angeles, California40 miles
Newport Beach, California9 miles
San Diego, California86 miles
Santa Ana, California6 miles
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