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Gary Gorczyca

Dale E. Fowler School of Law


Gary Gorczyca has been an adjunct professor since 2004 and he has taught classes in Community Property and Family Law. Additionally, he is an Advisory Board member for the Paralegal Certification Program offered through UCI Extension. In 1973, Mr. Gorczyca received his Bachelor of Arts  from the University of California, Irvine and in 1976, he received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1976 and has practiced law in Orange County thereafter.

He is currently a partner in the firm of Phillips Whisnant Gazin Gorczyca & Curin LLP. In 2002 Mr. Gorczyca was named California Attorney of the Year, Family Law, in California Lawyer magazine; and in 1996 Mr. Gorczyca received the Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Service Award from University of California, Irvine, Extension. Mr. Gorczyca serves as Editor of the “Family Law Corner” column in the Orange County Lawyer magazine and has authored articles for that publication including,: “Hearsay in Ex Parte Applications” (December 1993) and “Extra Income” (November 2002). He has been an Education Committee member and presenter for the Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section and has also served as a Lecturer for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB).