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Portrait of Garrett Fahey, Partner, Cummins & White LLP

Garrett Fahy


“Abraham Lincoln once said: ‘Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser—in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.’  That is my approach: to be a peacemaker when possible, to litigate vigorously when necessary, and to always have my client’s best interests in mind, bearing in mind the greater good that can be accomplished in every scenario.”


  • Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA), Bachelor of Arts (History & Political Science), Cum Laude (2004)
  • Pepperdine University School of Law (Malibu, CA), Juris Doctor (2009)

Garrett Fahy is an experienced attorney selected to Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2015-2023. His practice involves advising and representing clients on complex business, employment, and commercial matters and acting as outside general counsel.

Garrett’s litigation practice concentrates primarily on employment and business disputes, intellectual property issues, data breaches, corporate governance, and unfair competition. He also has significant experience with products liability, and has represented international clients in class actions and multi-district litigation.

Outside litigation, he counsels clients on employment issues, IP assets/rights, entity formation, commercial contracts, due diligence and financial transactions, new product/service offerings, and legal compliance.

In the election law context, Garrett regularly represents political candidates, campaigns, elected officials, and political organizations in state and federal elections, and he has represented initiative and referenda proponents before California courts in disputes over ballot measures.  Also, Garrett was appointed by the former Orange County Registrar of Voters (ROV), Neal Kelley, to the OC ROV’s Community Election Working Group.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court – Central District of CA
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of CA
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of CA
  • U.S. District Court – District of Utah
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Practice Areas

  • Business Counseling & Litigation
  • Employment Counseling & Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Election Law


  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association

Affiliations and Interests

  • Federalist Society, Member
  • Republican National Lawyers Association, Chair of CA Chapter
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • California Republican Party, Delegate