Guzmán Legal Solutions was born from a love of legal ethics and the entrepreneurial spirit required of lawyers and law firms. Mary Grace Guzmán, founder of Guzmán Legal Solutions fell in love with legal ethics in law school and considers herself a curator of legal oddities. Her love of legal ethics and the business of law lead to the creation of Guzmán Legal Solutions.
Guzmán Legal Solutions
Guzmán Legal Solutions recognizes that the practice of law is both a business venture and, for many law students and lawyers, a noble career choice. For legal practitioners, the dream of practicing law starts with the hope to assist another in their legal needs and to have a positive impact on their client’s lives. Yet a lawyer cannot solely rely on their excellent legal mind or only have outstanding business skills, the most effective lawyers and law firms must have strong skills in both business management of their law practice and legal expertise in their particular area of law. GLS offers legal ethics advice and counsel to help law firms and lawyers navigate the complexities of practicing law, while helping our clients meet their business goals and client needs.
Mary Grace Guzmán
Specializing in Legal Ethics and Risk Management
Mary Grace graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a minor in Chicano/a Studies in 1996. After working as a teacher, Mary Grace returned to law school and obtained her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara Law with a certificate in Social Justice in 2008.
Mary Grace has over 8 years of experience exclusively representing and advising lawyers, law firms, and law students on legal ethics and risk management. Prior to starting Guzmán Legal Solutions, she worked for Fiskin & Slatter, where she had the honor of assisting Mr. Fishkin and Ms. Slatter in In Re Garcia, (2014) 58 Cal.4th 440. After Fishkin& Slatter, Mary Grace worked for several years as in-house ethics counsel at an AM 200 law firm where she provided Conflicts of Interests and Risk Management advice and counsel. She also advises lawyers and law firms regarding legal ethic issues such as conflict of interest issues, fee disputes, and advises lawyers and law firms as outside ethics counsel. Mary Grace provides MCLE courses on Legal Ethics, Competency, and the Elimination of Bias. She is on Contra Costa County Bar Association's Diversity Committee, Barristers Section Board and former Co-chair of Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Committee of Delegates.
Our Founder & Principal
GLS takes pride in providing our clients with honest but practical ethics advice. We understand that our clients require confidentiality and accountability.