Address 275 Battery Street
Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone 415.288.9800
Fax 415.288.9801
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Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Defense

Legal and Other Professional Liability Litigation

General Civil Litigation


University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D.

Northwestern University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

California 1984
U.S. Supreme Court 2011

Awards & Affiliations

Mr. Gharrity is admitted to practice before all the Courts in California, Federal Courts including the US Supreme Court. He has over 27 years experience successfully trying and arbitrating medical malpractice-professional liability cases in addition to negotiating many favorable settlements. Since joining the firm in 1984, he has successfully defended many physicians, physician groups, hospitals and medical centers in civil litigation as well as Medical Board matters.

Mr. Gharrity has been a member of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California since 1992 and more recently has participated on the Medical Malpractice Committee of the Association. In addition to an impressive record in trial, he has assisted many physicians in obtaining successful resolution of Medical Board complaints. He has notable skills in building positive relationships and developing rapport with clients and experts in difficult and stressful trial and litigation settings.

Trial Experience

Campanale: Unanimous defense verdict on behalf of physician involving issues of standard of care in claim alleging improper care and treatment of accident victim resulting in permanent injuries to pelvis, femur, knee and shoulder; 2011.

Fitzgerald: Defense verdict on behalf of physician and other defendants in a claim alleging negligent techniques and positioning during thoracoscopic sympathectomy resulting in paraplegia; 2007.

Cooper: Unanimous defense verdict on behalf of a physician which involved issues of standard of care and informed consent arising from management of a patient with severe pyelonephritis due to a large staghorn calculus in her left kidney; 1997.