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Alan J. Gordee

Phone: 949-567-9923 (Ext. 201)
Fax: 949-567-9928

Alan J. Gordee specializes in business litigation, both at the trial and appellate level, with extensive experience in the areas of business torts, and related contract and commercial litigation, professional liability litigation, unfair competition and trade secret litigation, employment litigation, and real estate litigation. Mr. Gordee has practiced for 30 years in Orange County. He has tried numerous business disputes in both state and federal courts and he has arbitrated and mediated cases in numerous venues throughout California and the country. Mr. Gordee graduated in 1987 with honors from Boston University School of Law where he was a G. Joseph Tauro Scholar and a Paul Liacos Scholar. Mr. Gordee was also an associate editor of the American Journal of Law and Medicine. Mr. Gordee’s undergraduate studies were at Yale University, from which he graduated in 1983.

Formerly with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Mr. Gordee has represented banks, manufacturing, engineering, restaurant, and technology companies, medical and legal partnerships and other partnerships and joint ventures, commercial landlords and high-worth individuals in complex business litigation, including professional liability lawsuits, trade secret and unfair competition litigation, and partnership and shareholder disputes, in both state and federal courts and in arbitration forums. Mr. Gordee was admitted to practice in all courts in California in 1987. Mr. Gordee is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Gordee has received an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the country’s preeminent lawyer rating service. An AV® rating signifies a lawyer has achieved the highest levels of professional skill and integrity. An AV® rating is based on peer reviews by lawyers and judges. Lawyers and judges with whom he has worked closely feel that Mr. Gordee ranks among the best not only for his legal skills but also for his honesty and integrity.

Areas of Practice

  • Business litigation
  • Professional negligence
  • Unfair competition and trade secret litigation
  • Real estate litigation
  • Business related torts
  • Contract and commercial litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California (1987)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. cum laude- 1987
    • Honors: G. Joseph Tauro Scholar and Paul Liacos Scholar
    • Law Journal: American Journal of Law and Medicine, Associate Editor, 1985 - 1987
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 1983

Published Works

  • You've Got Mail: Ninth Circuit Approves Service by Email; Federal Bar Association, Orange County Chapter, 2002
  • Reporting Suspected Criminal Activity: Is It Absolutely Privileged?, Orange County Lawyer, 2004
  • Curbing Extortionate Shysterism in ADA Litigation, Orange County Lawyer, 2005

Honors and Awards

  • AV- rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the country’s preeminent lawyer rating service

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Pro Bono

  • Volunteer prosecutor for Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office