Meet Gary S. Moorefield

Gary S. Moorefield

Of Counsel

Gary is a Of Counsel with Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, working remote to the Irvine office.  His practice focuses on Construction Litigation and factual claim development and trial preparation through discovery analysis.

Since 2001, his practice has been focused on representing general contractors in all phases of commercial construction litigation and claim development.  In particular, Gary blazed trails and distinguished himself in the handling, management, and maximization of Electronically Stored Information (ESI), the use of litigation databases, and the use of technology to cull the relevant story from mountains of documents, and to expedite and increase the efficacy of document reviews and productions.  In doing so, he has spent time in and gained expertise with the use of every major litigation discovery platform (e.g., Relativity, Casepoint, Nextpoint, CloudNine, Reveal,  and Summation), both at the user and administrative levels.  Gary is an extreme problem-solver that works by the mantra: “If you can ask for it; I can make it happen” and has proven the statement true time and again, increasing both his and the entire litigation team’s efficiency and preparation, and yielding positive results and cost-effectiveness for clients.

After high school graduation, Gary enlisted in the U.S. Navy, was trained as a Quartermaster (assistant to the ship’s Navigator), and thereafter served 4 years aboard the famed WWII battleship U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63).  As a Quartermaster, he helped to guide the Missouri during Cold War peacetime and through her final combat tour, in Southwest Asia (Iraq and Persian Gulf) during the 1991 Gulf War.  As a Master Helmsman, he steered Missouri through mine infested waters and during other sensitive evolutions.  QM2 Moorefield’s service awards included 6 medals and 3 ribbons, including the Navy Achievement Medal, and the Navy Unit Citation, for personal and unit contributions and service off the coasts of Kuwait and Iraq.

After completing his enlistment, Gary earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice (1996, cum laude) at California State University Long Beach, and his Juris Doctorate (2000, cum laude) at the Boston University School of Law.  His internships included the United States Secret Service in Los Angeles (Fall, 1995), the Massachusetts Attorney General (Summer, 1998) Narcotics and Special Investigations Unit, and as a student attorney with the Boston Public Defender and as a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney (Fall, 1999; Spring, 2000).

Outside of work, Gary spends time with his family, watching his elder daughter manage the stage for her high school theatre program and coach/teach swimming, and his younger daughter as she excels in year-round swimming; that is when he is not tending to the various animals the two accumulated during and after the COVID pandemic, including 7 chickens, 2 rabbits, 4 snakes and 2 mice.


  • Construction Claims & Litigation
(949) 864-3400
  • California State University Long Beach, 1996 – B.A. Criminal Justice, cum laude, with minor in Psychology
  • Boston University School of Law, 2008 – J.D., cum laude, with a certificate in Litigation and Trial Advocacy
States Licensed to Practice
  • Massachusetts Bar, 2001 (currently inactive)
  • State Bar of California, 2004
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2005