Garrett Prybylo

Garrett Prybylo is a principal at Seyfnia & Zakhary, P.C. After seven years at a boutique civil litigation firm, followed by two years at the west coast office of a mid-sized firm based out of Chicago, Garrett partnered with a colleague to start his own venture. Garrett focuses his practice on litigation and dispute resolution. Clients call on him to help overcome business and legal challenges and develop plans to achieve their business objectives. His practice encompasses a wide range of complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on business torts including, partnership dispute, breach of fiduciary duty, contract disputes and fraud. He has extensive experience in state and federal court. Garrett has tried several cases to verdict in state and federal court as well as through AAA and JAMS Arbitration across the State of California.

Garrett also maintains a land use practice which overlaps with civil rights actions. Garrett has brought actions in federal court against the cities of Costa Mesa, Encinitas, Dana Point and Newport Beach for discriminatory land use ordinances. These actions are brought under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Through these matters, Garrett represents small to medium-sized businesses that provide state licensed recovery services and assists clients navigate municipal land use ordinances to achieve their business goals.

 

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

  • 2014 State Bar of Illinois
  • 2015 State Bar of California
  • 2014 Cook County Illinois, First Judicial District
  • 2015 United States District Court for Central District of California
  • 2018 United States District Court for Eastern District of California
  • 2018 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • 2021 United States District Court for Southern District of California

 

EDUCATION

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor, Graduated May 2014, cum laude
  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain
    • LLM in International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration: Graduated May 2012
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
    • B.Sc. Biology: Graduated May 2009

VOLUNTEER / PRO BONO WORK

Garrett represents clients on a pro bono basis to assist those who cannot afford legal counsel with various legal issues, such as:

  • Defending non-profit recovery homes against City enforcement of discriminatory land use ordinances
  • Helping individuals in distress obtain domestic violence restraining orders
  • Assisting individuals navigate the process of responding to legal actions to preserve their rights