A little about us
GP Law Group was established by founding partners, David and Manee; long-time friends, colleagues and classmates throughout their joint studies in college and law school. After honing their legal skills at separate highly respected mid-sized insurance defense firms, they decided to rejoin forces and start their own law firm. Their strong bond and long-established foundation helped make them a successful legal team from the very outset. The law partners set up shop in West Los Angeles in 2011 and have not looked back since.
David and Manee had the great fortune of meeting Dirk Gustafson, a successful and aggressive trial attorney, and recent entrepreneur. In 2014, Dirk successfully launched Mauro Pet Care, a pet care supply company that manufactures and distributes natural grooming products to hundreds of domestic and international retailers worldwide.
Dirk officially joined the firm in 2015 and brings with him over 18 years of personal and business representation, litigation, and trial experience.
In 2016, GP Law Group was proud to bring on Ian Pittluck, a seasoned litigation attorney with over a decade of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Ian formerly worked at the Orange County offices of a well-respected mid-sized law firm. Since joining the firm, Ian has quickly established himself and handles a variety of both litigation and transactional matters in the areas of business, real estate, and construction law; with particular expertise in public works and prevailing wage matters.
Manee is a levelheaded, well-organized, and dedicated litigation attorney who stops at nothing to achieve favorable results for clients. His law and motion work and writing skills are second to none.
Manee concentrates his practice in all aspects of civil litigation, with particular emphasis on real estate, business litigation, and personal injury matters. Manee heads the real estate and business litigation department of the firm.
Manee earned his B.A. degree in Political Science from UCLA in 2002, and thereafter earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in 2006. During law school, he also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge Aurelio N. Munoz of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District.
David Gharakhanian, Jr.
David is a savvy and talented litigator who has a knack for thinking outside the box and delivering exceptional results for clients. He also possesses a natural ability to connect with people and empathize with those who have suffered injuries. In fact, he was in a serious automobile accident as a child that changed the course of his life in many ways.
David heads the personal injury department of the firm and also handles business litigation matters. He takes great pride in making a positive influence in people's lives.
David also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Santa Monica Bar Association, where he co-chairs the Personal Injury Section.
David earned his B.A. degree in Economics and Minor in Political Science from UCLA in 2002, and thereafter earned his J.D./M.B.A. degree from Loyola Law School/Loyola Marymount University in 2007.
Dirk Lloyd Gustafson
Dirk finds great pride and passion in representing the needs of injured clients and their families. His extensive knowledge and skill in holding people and corporations accountable for their actions and obtaining compensation for those seriously injured or killed due to the irresponsible acts of others is well established. Dirk serves as the firm’s senior trial counsel.
Dirk holds a Bachelor and Master Degrees of Science from California State University, Sacramento, and J.D. and L.L.M. degrees from George Washington University in the study and practice of Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.