Firm History

Over the last 40 years, Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer has become one of the most successful and respected  personal injury, employment, business, and consumer law firms in northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The firm was founded in Oakland by attorneys J. Gary Gwilliam and Eric Ivary in 1978. Jim Chiosso joined the firm in 1979 and was followed soon thereafter by Steve Cavalli. In 1986, Steve Brewer joined the firm. In 1991, the firm's name was changed to include each of its partners. Since that time, we have gone on to establish a superior track record for winning cases, and for results that have had an impact ranging far beyond the compensation achieved for our clients.