Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer | Serving Northern California

Meet our attorneys: Seated Jayme L. Walker and J. Gary Gwilliam. Standing L to R" Robert J. Schwartz, Winston W. Moody, Angelina M. Austin, Randall E. Strauss

Meet our Paralegals and Administrative staff

For over 43 years, Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer has become one of the most successful personal injury, employment and consumer law firms in northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area — a fact directly attributable to the dedication and skill our trial lawyers have shown time and time again on behalf of their clients. We do not take every case, but believe strongly in the ones we do take and go to great lengths to protect our clients' interests and obtain just compensation for them. To learn more about the firm's partners and associate attorneys, use the links below to view their complete profiles.


Gary Gwilliam is considered one of the best consumer trial attorneys in the state. His reputation and skill in representing seriously injured plaintiffs is well known. He has tried over 180 jury cases, of which almost 150 were plaintiff civil personal injury cases. He has handled major cases in every area of consumer law, including serious automobile and construction accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, bad faith insurance, civil rights (including police misconduct), wrongful termination and employment discrimination and harassment, and has recently concentrated more in employment law.

Experience has taught me to do what works and not get too caught up in theory or the academic side of mediation. My goal is to get the case in a position where the parties can see a clear path to settlement.

Steve is a very versatile attorney, known for his innovative approaches to resolving complex cases. He is meticulous in his preparation and enjoys working closely with his clients. He has successfully opposed some of the nation’s leading institutions and corporations. An aggressive litigator, his practice emphasizes products liability, roadway design and crashworthiness cases. Steve also serves as Judge Pro Tem for Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Steve Brewer is a dedicated trial lawyer with a reputation for working closely with his clients, both inside and outside the courtroom. Experienced at representing individuals in cases against large corporations, he is driven by a strong belief that injured people are entitled to fair compensation.

Randall E. Strauss is a leading employment litigation attorney with an impressive record of success. When not in the courtroom, Randy enjoys playing guitar with his band, attending San Francisco Giants games, and spending time with his wife and their son.

Jayme L. Walker represents plaintiffs in wrongful termination, employment discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and harassment cases, as well as police misconduct, civil rights and serious personal injury, premises and products liability cases. She is part of the employment team at Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer that has been named by the Recorder as one of the Top 10 Leading Plaintiffs Bay Area Employment Law Groups. Ms. Walker is actively involved in the California Employment Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California and is a board member on the Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Walker was named by California Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2014. When she’s not fighting for justice, she enjoys playing guitar and singing with her husband, yoga, backpacking and cooking.

Robert Schwartz is a graduate from the University of Michigan. He graduated with honors and received a BA in English. In 2007 he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon. He was also the recipient of certificates in Public Interest and Public Service Law, Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Pro Bono.

Winston W. Moody is an Associate with Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer, APC. His practice focuses on all aspects of employment law, personal injury and civil litigation.

Tarik R. Habbas is an associate with Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer, APC. His practice focuses on all aspects of Employment Law. Tarik earned a B.A. in Political Science from Santa Clara University. In 2016, he received his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law. During Law School, Tarik work for Gwilliam Ivary as a Law Clerk. He also worked for the Workers’ Rights Clinic at the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center.

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