Garrett F. Charity is Lead Attorney in the McCarthy Law Firm Los Angeles, California office and a member of the California Bar. He received his Bachelor Degree from Princeton University. While at Princeton, Garrett competed as a member of the crew team. Garrett also received various academic scholarships including the National Merit Scholarship and NEED Scholarship. Garrett received his Juris Doctor Degree from Southwestern University School of Law where he was a recipient of the Schumacher Scholarship. While at Southwestern, Garrett was named Best Overall Client Advocate in the Negotiation Honors Program Competition.
He went on to compete in the International Competition for Mediation Advocacy in Toronto where he advanced to the quarterfinal round against numerous competitors from around the world. In addition to his legal studies Garrett worked consistently in the legal profession throughout his time in law school.
Prior to joining McCarthy, Garrett negotiated and counseled various business transactions as an attorney for an aggressive technology startup. This work involved business entity formation, business transaction counseling, and contract drafting and review. In this role Garrett negotiated many contracts with the legal team and helped forecast client financial problems and plans to solve them. Here, Garrett developed sensitivity for high dollar and high importance corporate legal work.
Before his legal career, Garrett spent many years negotiating sophisticated medical supply contracts in the Los Angeles area on behalf of a major medical device manufacturer. These agreements regularly involved hundreds of thousands of dollars and complex acquisition strategies. Garrett has successfully negotiated large contracts with Cedars-Sinai, UCLA, and USC Medical Centers among many other large hospitals.
Outside of McCarthy Law PLC, Garrett serves as a Commissioner for the Business License Commission for the City of West Hollywood. Here, Garrett, along with other commissioners, considers modification and/or revocation of business licenses as prescribed in West Hollywood Municipal Code. The Commission also considers and recommends to the City Council adoption of amendments to the Business License Ordinance and other ordinances and resolutions pertaining to business regulation, and other duties as directed by the City Council.