About Gary K. Walch, Partner
Over 40 Years of Personal Injury Law Experience!
The founder, president, and senior attorney of the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, A Law Corporation, Gary Walch has been a licensed attorney in California since 1975, focusing on personal injury, catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims since 1976.
A native of Los Angeles, California, Gary K. Walch graduated Summa Cum Laude, the highest academic honors, from UCLA in 1972 with a major in political science, serving as president of the UCLA Political Science Honor Society, and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, our nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.
In 1975, he graduated from the UCLA School of Law. The same year, he was admitted to practice law in California and has been a continuously good-standing member with the California State Bar since then.
Gary K. Walch is licensed by the California State Bar to practice law in every state court in California, including the California Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Federal District Court and Federal Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit.
Not only has he been a member of the California State Bar since 1975, but Gary K. Walch has also been a member of both the Consumer Attorneys of California and Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (previously, the California Trial Lawyers Association and the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association). Additionally, he served as Chairperson of the Civil Litigation – Tort Section of the Westwood Bar Association in Los Angeles, and as an Arbitrator with the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Gary K. Walch opened his law firm in 1976 and has since assembled and headed a legal team focusing on handling serious injury and wrongful death accident claims. He is passionate about the law and his clients; he loves explaining how the process works, making sure clients are fully advised and prepared, and that they receive the best possible results.
He was raised in a family that ran a small business, which instilled in him the importance of treating each customer courteously and professionally. He has instilled the same practices in his firm with his son and business partner, Robert Walch.
Gary K. Walch is highly experienced in his chosen area of law and has handled thousands of personal injury and wrongful death cases resulting from various types of accidents, including the following:
- Car, auto and other vehicle accidents and collisions
- Truck collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) claims
- Dog bites and dog attacks
- Premises accidents, including trip-and-falls, slip-and-falls, defective elevators, and falls due to improper railings
- Wrongful death accident cases
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), burns, fractures, amputations, and other serious injuries
With more than forty years of experience, personally, and in association with other attorneys, Gary K. Walch has handled and successfully resolved thousands of personal injury claims, from negotiation to trial, when necessary. Experienced with mediations, arbitrations, trials, and verdicts, he and his team have recovered more than $100 million in settlements for clients.
He was selected as Personal Injury Attorney of the Year in 2010 and is especially proud that the following year, his firm was selected by the Editorial Staff of the Consumer Business Review as Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year, and was subsequently reselected in 2014 and 2017.
Gary K. Walch has also been selected to the Top Lawyers in California, based on highest ethical standards and professional excellence.
Prior to becoming a successful attorney, it’s easy to see where Gary’s interest in political science, business and law developed. He has previously worked with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Enforcement Division, State Department via the Peace Corps, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and his father’s small business. As an undergraduate at UCLA, Gary studied not only political science but also accounting and tax law.
Gary K. Walch is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker. He has spent considerable time volunteering in his community and with nonprofit organizations. He has served as President of the Board of Directors of both his children’s school and his Homeowners Association (HOA) and has served on the advisory board of two local paralegal colleges. He also is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, and for many years enjoyed coaching Little League baseball, soccer, and basketball.
The Law Offices of Gary K. Walch handles accident cases, serious injury and wrongful death claims throughout California, including Los Angeles (Agoura, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Culver City, Downey, Encino, Hollywood, Inglewood, North Hollywood, Northridge, Norwalk, Reseda, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Tarzana, the entire San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, West Los Angeles, Whittier, and Woodland Hills), Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura (Oxnard, Simi Valley, and Thousand Oaks) counties.
- Personal Injury
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Burn Injuries
- Bus Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Work Injuries
- Wrongful Death