Attorney Jose Garay

Mr. Garay is known as a tenacious fighter who protects his client’s interests as though they were his own. JOSE GARAY, APLC has successfully litigated and mediated (as lead counsel and co-counsel) wage and hour cases and obtained certification and appointment as class counsel in many class action lawsuits against some of the largest high-tech employers.

Areas of Practice

Employment Litigation
Wage and Hour Class Actions

Bar Admissions



Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
J.D. – 1998

Stanford University
B.A. – 1989

Jose R. Garay is the owner/principal of JOSE GARAY, APLC. The firm specializes in class-action litigation and focuses on the high-tech industry and legal issues that affect software engineers and IT Professionals. The firm represents high-tech professionals in claims relating to overtime, wrongful termination, and certain claims relating to disability. We have successfully represented computer professionals for overtime claims in a wide variety of sectors in Silicon Valley and throughout California. In a claim for overtime, California law looks to the realistic expectations of the employer, the duties an employee actually performs on a day to day basis. Do not be fooled by a title. Mr. Garay has successfully represented high-tech professionals in a wide range of positions, such as: QA Engineers, Software Engineers (Test Engineers), System Analysts, Support Engineers, Desktop Analysts, Network Engineers/Analysts, Manufacturing Engineers, Program Analysts, Senior Analysts/Engineers and many more.


Jose Garay graduated from Stanford University in 1989. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University in 1998 and was admitted to the California Bar the following year. Mr. Garay’s firm has practiced in all aspects of employment litigation. Since 2001, Mr. Garay has focused in wage-and-hour class actions. He is responsible for litigating cases in both superior and district courts. His responsibilities in the firm are to administer and manage the most complex litigation matters in-house and through association with other premier firms in California. Mr. Garay is also a contributor to the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association publication, The Gavel, on class action issues (i.e., May 10, 2004 article, Proving Up Wage & Hour Class Actions Post Parris: A Practical Solution).