Mr. McGirr is a Shareholder and member of the firm’s Board of Directors, and has been associated with LaFollette Johnson since 1990. He’s been responsible for all aspects of civil, trial and appellate practice and has tried or arbitrated numerous cases over the years. He actively litigates cases involving allegations of medical malpractice, professional liability, general liability, and product liability.
Mr. McGirr holds the highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability through Martindale-Hubbell, and has attained “Super Lawyers” status every year since 2012. He has been a member of the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, the American Inns of Court and the Defense Research Institute.
Mr. McGirr was born in Los Angeles, California and was raised in Orange County. He received his B.A. degree from California State University, Fullerton in 1982, majoring in Geography with an emphasis on City Planning and Land Use Analysis.
While employed as a Contracts and Legislative Analyst for Pacific Life, Mr. McGirr attended Western State University College of Law, graduating in 1985 with Scholastic Merit. He was a Law Review Editorial Board member, was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll, and was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award. He was thereafter admitted to the California State Bar and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
In 2010, Mr. McGirr was appointed to the Planning Commission in his hometown of Rancho Santa Margarita, and was subsequently elected to the City Council in 2012. He has served Rancho Santa Margarita as a councilman and Mayor Pro Tempore, and was elected by his peers to serve as Mayor of Rancho Santa Margarita in 2015 and in 2020.
Additionally, Mr. McGirr serves on the Executive Committee for the South Orange County Watershed Management Area, and is a member of the Orange County Public Library Advisory Board, the South Orange County Association of Mayors and the California Mayors Coalition.
Mr. McGirr and his wife Julie have raised their three children in Rancho Santa Margarita and enjoy travelling, hiking and scuba diving.