Gary Wolensky

Managing Partner

Orange County

P (949) 996-7861

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey

Areas of Practice
Products Liability-DEFENSE
Personal Injury-DEFENSE
Environmental Law Practice

Industry Specialties
Autonomous & Intelligent Systems

Gary Wolensky is the Managing Partner of Keffrey Law LLP. He focuses his practice on the defense of companies in consumer class actions, product liability, personal injury, commercial, environmental, and technology litigation, particularly in the automobile, heavy construction equipment, trucking, motorcycle, consumer goods, football sporting goods and fitness equipment, bicycle and rideshare technology industries.

Through the decades, Mr. Wolensky has been lead trial counsel in numerous major personal injury, product liability, environmental, commercial, intellectual property, and class action matters. He has served as national, regional and/or local counsel for many international and domestic companies. He has tried and/or handled catastrophic cases in more than 30 states.

Mr. Wolensky has worked with many top researchers and consultants on head and spinal issues, and has extensive experience with traumatic brain injury litigation and regulatory issues representing helmet manufacturers. His specific experience includes successfully defending complex cases involving traumatic brain injuries including subarachnoid hemorrhages, subdural hematomas, diffuse axonal injuries, carotid artery and vertebral dissections, as well as numerous cases involving spinal injuries that resulted in quadriplegia, tetraplegia, and paraplegia.

Mr. Wolensky’s medical background stems from attending first year medical resident courses, shortly after graduating law school, mandated by a former client. Since then, he has also defended numerous medical device companies that manufacture scores of products including prosthetics, pedicle screws, and replacement knees, hips and shoulders, as well as pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Furthermore, Mr. Wolensky has worked closely with national industry associations in the development of test standards and medical causation defenses and consults with manufacturers and agencies regarding regulatory compliance, including possible and actual recalls, as well as FTC investigations and potential prosecutions. He has worked with companies of varying sizes in the United States, Europe, and Asia on the development of product warnings, instructions, instruction manuals, and risk management programs. His experience has taught him that well-crafted warnings, instructions, and marketing and advertising, both in print and social media, can help manufacturers avoid difficult investigations, prosecutions, and litigation.

Mr. Wolensky served his third term to the Board of Directors of the Product Liability Advisory Council, and has served on the steering committee of the Legal Task Force for the Sports and Fitness Industry Association.

Mr. Wolensky has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America for thirteen years in a row, featured in “Who’s Who in American Law” and “Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defense, and received an AV Peer-Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Wolensky has also been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA. He has been named by Super Lawyers a Southern California Super Lawyer from 2014-2020, and as a 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Product Liability Litigation.


  • Past service for the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)
  • Past service for Sporting and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) as a Legal Task Force Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach, CA

Presentations & Publications

  • The Implications of California’s Appellate Decision in Malak Melvin Abdul Qaadir v. Ubaldo Gurrola Figueroa et al. (Publication)
  • PLAC Webinar: Protecting Fair Jury Trials – Partaker vs. Hyundai Motor America (Webinar)
  • Moderator , The Pandemic: Part 1 + 2 (Presentation)
  • Speaker , Taking Action to Protect Fair Jury Trials (Presentation)
  • PLAC Webcast: New 2020 Product Liability Litigation Report (Webinar)
  • Buchalter Client Alert COVID-19: California Local Court Orders Regarding Closure (Publication)
  • Speaker , Autonomous Vehicle Liabilities: Assessing Litigation Hurdles Due to Lack of Regulatory Oversight (Presentation)
  • Panelist, Gary Wolensky, Speaker at the 2019 Emerging Issues In Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Program (Presentation)
  • Speaker, Defending Traditional Automotive Product Defect Actions in 2018 & Beyond: Spotlight on Roof Strength, Seat Back Deformities and Ejection Mitigation Theories (Presentation)
  • Moderator , What the Client is Really Looking For (and Why You’re Afraid to Ask) (Presentation)
  • Speaker, “Webinar: Youth Sports: Concussion Concern, Injury Analysis and Compliance with California’s New Concussion Law” (Webinar)
  • Speaker , Optimizing your retail sector: Examination & Risk Assessment around Ecommerce and third party market place (Presentation)
  • Speaker , Is Repetitive Head Injury Syndrome the Next Mass Toxic Tort? (Presentation)
  • Speaker , Hot Topics in Toxic Torts and Environmental Law (Presentation)
  • Don’t Eat That, It’s Expired! — Grocery Industry Adopts Standards For “Best if Used By” Labeling (Publication)
  • Speaker , Risk Management in Sports: Sports Related Medical Malpractice and Youth and Adult Professional Sports Concussions (Presentation)
  • Presenter , Sports-Related Concussion Lawsuits: Litigating in the Tidal Wave of Individual and Class Claims (Presentation)


  • PLAC Webinar: Protecting Fair Jury Trials – Partaker vs. Hyundai Motor America – March 31st, 2021
  • PLAC Webcast: New 2020 Product Liability Litigation Report – May 28th, 2020 Products Liability Law
  • Speaker, “Webinar: Youth Sports: Concussion Concern, Injury Analysis and Compliance with California’s New Concussion Law” – June 8th, 2017


Mr. Wolensky earned his J.D. at Villanova University School of Law and his B.A. magna cum laude at Villanova University.