Carlos J. Guzman

Carlos J. Guzman

Associate Attorney
Los Angeles, California

Carlos J. Guzman is an associate attorney in the California office of Weitz & Luxenberg. He has been a member of our Asbestos Litigation group since coming to the firm in 2013. He previously served as a senior litigation associate with the Farrise Firm, which he joined in 2009 to assist workers and their families obtain justice from corporations that made or sold products, materials and equipment containing asbestos.

He also helped clients pursue wrongdoers in actions involving environmental and toxic torts, racial discrimination and other civil rights violations, medical neglect and abuse, harmful products, wrongful death, consumer fraud, unfair banking practices, and more. A number of the cases in which he was involved during and before his time at Farrise ended with his clients winning multimillion-dollar verdicts - among the most recent, a $5.5-million verdict obtained for a 70-year-old, mesothelioma-stricken pump mechanic and his domestic partner.

Currently, Mr. Guzman is admitted to practice law in all of the state courts throughout California and in the federal district courts located in Northern and Central California. Attuned to the needs of his community, Mr. Guzman has often provided pro bono legal support to worthwhile organizations, including the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, American Civil Liberties Union, San Diego County Public Defender's Office, and Consumer Advocates of California.

He is a 2000 juris-doctor graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law. During his time there, Mr. Guzman held the post of president of La Raza Law Students. In 1998, he earned from the University of California at San Diego a bachelor's degree in history and political science, with a minor in combined scientific disciplines (mathematics and physics among them).

Year Joined Firm

  • 2013

Areas of Practice

  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • California State Courts and Courts of Appeal


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Honors: President, La Raza Law Students
  • University of California, San Diego
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Major: History and Political Science
    • Minor: Combined scientific disciplines (mathematics and physics among them)

Past Employment Positions

  • Farrise Firm, Senior Litigation Associate, 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • San Diego County Public Defender’s Office
  • Consumer Advocates of California