Juris Doctorate: Southwestern Univ. School of Law, 1979
Bachelor of Arts: UCLA, Political Science (w/honors), 1976
Martindale-Hubbell: Preeminent Rating for over 25 years
Southern California Top Rated Lawyer - Marindale-Hubbell, Los Angeles Times,
The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and the Recorder

Admitted to Practice
State of California, 1980
United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit, 1983
United States Supreme Court, 1984
United States District Court, Central District, 1980
United States District Court, Southern District, 1994

Professional Experience
Gurvitz & Marlowe LLP - 1982 to present
Partner in legal practice specializing in the defense of work related injuries, subrogation, employer liability for wrongful terminations, discrimination and misconduct, general liability, auto versus auto liability, opinions to carriers regarding duty to defend and indemnify, coverage disputes and opinions to carriers regarding bad faith, and director's and officer's liability. Mr. Gurvitz has successfully litigated literally hundreds of case, both civil and workers compensation cases, with extraordinary positive results.

Geffner & Satzman - 1980 to 1982
Partner of firm engaged in proceedings before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Social Security Administration, various public entity retirement boards, and Civil Courts.

Appellate Experience
Extensive appellate court experience before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, California Court of Appeal, and California Supreme Court (Parks v. Los Angeles Unified School District, 33 Cal.3rd 585, 190 Cal.Rptr. 158); Zaragoza v. Ibarra (May 2009).

Teaching and Lecturing Experience
UCLA School of Law – 2018
Topic: The Art of cross-examination of Medical experts

Pacific Bell
Los Angeles, California; 1984
Topic: Trial Strategy

Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, California; 1983 to present
Topic: Analyzing Medical-Legal Reports; Appellate Preparation and Coming and Going Rule.

State Farm Fire and Casualty Company
Westlake, California; 1985 and 1987
Topic: Coverage Disputes

Los Angeles, California; 1985 and 1986
Topic: Defense of Psychiatric Cases

Vons Grocery Company
Los Angeles, California; 1984
Topic: Defending Cardiopulmonary Cases

Lockheed-California Company
Burbank, California; 1985
Topic: Labor Code §132(a)

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California; 1987
Topic: Trial Preparation and Tactics

Southern California RTD
Los Angeles, California; 1989
Topic: Defense Tips

Rockwell International
Los Angeles, California; 1989
Topic: Defending Toxic Torts

Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company
Burbank, California; 1990
Topic: Defending Toxic Torts

Stockman Group
Whittier, California; 1992
Topic: Effect of Americans with Disabilities Act

State Farm Fire & Casualty Company
Thousand Oaks, California; 1992
Topic: Effects of Americans with Disabilities Act

California Applicant Attorney Association
Palm Springs, California; 1995
Topic: Innovative Pre Trial Techniques

California Applicant Attorney Association
San Diego, California; 1999
Topic: Ethics: Dealing with the Abusive Opponent; Labor Code §5813

Multiple Lectures on the Effect of SB 899 and SB 863

Multiple Lectures on the Inter-relationship Between Workers Compensation and ADA/FEHA Issues in the Workplace

Medical Legal Education:
Medical Legal Institute
University of Southern California School of Medicine

UCLA Medical School (various courses in advanced medicine including but not limited to spinal and orthopedic injuries, cardiovascular, cardiopulmonary, psychiatric injuries, neurological injuries, internal medicine, and toxic exposure injuries)

American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Arbitrator - Los Angeles Superior Court