The Honorable Gary L. Moorhead

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The Hon. Gary L. Moorhead is a judge for the Superior Court of Orange County in California. He was appointed by former Governor Jerry Brown on December 27, 2013, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Richard Francis Toohey.

Moorhead earned a B.S. from Santa Clara University in 1972. He then received a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 1976.

He began his legal career in 1976, working as an associate with Schell and Delamer. He then became a managing partner of Pohlson and Moorhead in 1980, where he represented individuals and families seriously injured or killed by vehicular accidents, medical malpractice, and animal attacks. He also specialized in Federal Employers Liability Act claims, premises liability claims, and product liability claims.

Moorhead is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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