Collaborative. Competitive.
Committed Business Advocacy for Southern California

G. Emmett Raitt, Jr.

Attorney at Law

G. EMMETT RAITT, JR., specializes in business, real estate, and insurance litigation, with an emphasis on construction litigation, partnership and corporate disputes, real estate broker negligence and breach of fiduciary duty claims, title insurance disputes, and commercial and industrial landlord-tenant matters. He has tried over 20 civil jury trials, and literally hundreds of court trials, during his 44 years in practice. He frequently serves as a temporary judge in the Orange County Superior Court and is actively involved in the mediation and arbitration of business and real estate disputes. He completed the 42 hour "Mediating the Litigated Case" course presented by Pepperdine University's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in 2012, and has served as a Temporary Judge in well over one thousand mandatory settlement conferences and mediations.

Mr. Raitt was born and raised in Orange County, where his family has resided since 1884. He graduated from Pomona College in 1972 with a B.A. in Economics and from the University of Southern California School of Law in 1975, where he was a senior staff member of the Southern California Law Review and the author of The Minor's Right to Consent to Medical Treatment: A Corollary to the Constitutional Right of Privacy, 48 S. CAL. L. REV. 1417 (1975).

"My pragmatic approach to law means that your interests always come first."

Mr. Raitt is a member of the State Bar of California, where he served on the State Bar Committee for Alternative Dispute Resolution, and of the Orange County Bar Association, where he is a member of the Small Firm, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Litigation, and Real Estate Sections. He is the past chair of the Orange County Bar Association Small Firm Section.

Published Opinions

  • Frei v. Davey (2004) 124 Cal. App. 4th 1506

  • San Diego Watercrafts v. Wells Fargo Bank (2002) 102 Cal. App. 4th 308

  • Baldwin Co. v. Rainey Construction Co. (1991) 229 Cal. App. 3d 1053

  • Delgado v. Heritage Life Ins. Co. (1984)157 Cal. App. 3d 262

  • Del E. Webb Corp. v. Structural Materials Co. (1981) 123 Cal. App. 3d 593

  • Ralston Purina Co. v. County of Los Angeles (1976) 56 Cal. App. 3d 547

Unpublished Opinions

  • Frei v. Davey, 2003 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 5452 (California Unpublished Opinions, 2003)

  • Merryman v. York, 2002 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 2686 (California Unpublished Opinions, 2002)

  • Barnard v. Howard, 2001 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 488 (California Unpublished Opinions, 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • California

  • United States District Court for the Central and Southern District of California

Education

  • J.D. - University of Southern California - Gould School of Law, 1975

  • B.A. - Pomona College, 1972

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California

  • Orange County Bar Association

    • Small Firm, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Litigation, and Real Estate Sections

  • Former Chair, Orange County Bar Association Small Firm Section