Defense Attorney Brian Gurwitz
Defense Attorney Brian Gurwitz

High Profile Ex-OC Prosecutor Launches Private Practice

Brian Gurwitz, a former top local prosecutor, announced this week that he is opening a solo private practice for both criminal defense and civil clients.

While in the Orange County District Attorney's office for 13 years, Gurwitz worked on numerous high-profile cases including ones against Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo (misuse of office), Superior Court Judge Ronald Kline (child pornography) and the infamous Haidl gang rape trial. He's testified as a legal expert in criminal matters at the California legislature and argued cases at a California Court of Appeal as well as the state's supreme court. Gurwitz left the DA's office in 2007, joined a private Los Angeles firm, and the following year was hired as regional counsel on anti-piracy affairs for the Recording Industry Association of America based in Washington, D.C.

"I love practicing law and I'm eager to help my clients resolve their legal difficulties," Gurwitz said in a text message to me while sitting in his dentist's chair today.

His office will be in Tustin.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly


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