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Overview

Areas of Concentration

  • Civil Litigation

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Courts:
    • Northern District
    • Central District
    • Southern District
    • Eastern District
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • J.D., 2000 Santa Clara University School of Law, summa cum laude
  • M.A., 1996 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • B.A., 1994 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Contact

gsloboda@flynnriley.com
Gary SlobodaMr. Sloboda focuses on the representation of clients in business, real estate and construction disputes. He defends and prosecutes a wide range of business and real estate matters, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, interference with business relationships, unfair competition, negligence, trespass, and nuisance. He represents clients in construction defect cases and in all aspects of construction payment claims litigation, including the prosecution and defense of delay and impact claims on behalf of general contractors and subcontractors. Mr. Sloboda also represents clients in appellate and writ matters before the California Courts of Appeal and the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In 2010, Mr. Sloboda was part of a trial team that obtained a defense judgment after a two month jury trial in United States District Court for Northern California, in which the plaintiffs were seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages, as well as punitive damages, for antitrust claims. The plaintiffs' appeal of the defense judgment was defeated in 2013 before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and their petition for writ of certiorari was denied by the United States Supreme Court in 2014. Also, Mr. Sloboda recently obtained a substantial jury verdict against a general contractor for breach of contract and delay and impacts on a large public works project and thereafter defeated the defendants' appeal of the verdict before the California Court of Appeal.

Publications

  • Differential Diagnosis Or Distortion? 35 University Of San Francisco Law Review 301, Winter 2001
  • Beware The Polanco Redevelopment Act, The Recorder, Toxic Tort Issue (March, 2003) (Co-Author)
  • Change in the Aftermath of Disaster: Deck Failure Liability, Local Inspection Regimes, and Lapsed Claims, California Real Property Journal, Volume 34, Number 2, 2016 (co-author)

Reported Decisions

  • Breslin v. City and County of San Francisco (2007) 146 Cal.App.4th 1064
  • City of Rialto v. United States Department of Defense (C.D. Cal. 2007) 492 F.Supp.2d 1193
  • Francies v. Kapla (2005) 217 Cal.App.4th 1381