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Toby M. Magarian


Mr. Magarian was born in Mountain View, California. He graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science in 1984. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1987.

After several years practicing as a litigator in the San Francisco Bay Area concentrating in the areas of construction defect, toxic torts and product liability defense, Mr. Magarian moved to the Sacramento area in 1998, continuing to focus on defending construction defect, personal injury and unfair competition matters. He has successfully represented property owners, developers, manufacturers, general contractors and a variety of trades in complex litigation and binding arbitration.

Mr. Magarian joined Gurnee Mason & Forestiere LLP in 2003 where he continues to concentrate on complex civil litigation, funeral and cemetery litigation, labor and employment issues, business disputes, and construction-related matters.  He became a partner in the firm in January 2017.

Mr. Magarian is admitted to practice in all trial and appellate courts in California and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts. Mr. Magarian is also a member of the Placer County Bar Association, Sacramento County Bar Association and the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California. He currently serves  on the board of directors for Sacramento County Bar Association.