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Partners


Harvey W. Wimer III
Michael G. Martin
Michael D. Sargent


Of Counsel


J.E. Holmes III
Patrick L. Graves


Senior Associates


Robert D. Ricks
Dennis J. Mahoney
Roxanne L. Crocket
Szu Pei Lu-Yang


Associates


Nicole C. Morgan
Learned P. Espinosa
Kristopher Daams

Our Attorneys

Harvey W. Wimer III


Managing Partner of the Firm
Riverside Office
(951) 680-0100
hwimer@gravesandking.com
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Harvey (“Chip”) W. Wimer III has been with Graves & King since 1994 and is the firm’s managing partner.  Mr. Wimer has extensive litigation experience defending public entities in catastrophic personal injury claims as well as constitutionally-based inverse condemnation claims. While primarily a litigator, Mr. Wimer’s public entity practice also includes extensive appellate work, culminating in the California Supreme Court decision in Eastburn v. Regional Fire Protection Authority (2003) 31 Cal.4th 1175.  In this decision, California’s highest court held for the first time that public entities have no liability for injuries alleged to have been caused by delays in providing emergency medical treatment or other services.  The Eastburn decision defined and limited the potential liability of every county, city and emergency responder in the state.   Read Full Bio

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Professional Experience

  • 1999-Present, Partner, Graves & King LLP
  • 1994-1999, Associate Attorney, Graves & King LLP
  • 2009-Present, Administrative Hearing Judge, City of Rancho Cucamonga
  • 2009-Present, Commissioner, City of Redlands, Public Works and Municipal Utility Commission
Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Barristers Association, Founding Director
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • 2002-Present, Court appointed arbitrator/mediator, Riverside Superior Court
  • 2002-Present, Court appointed arbitrator/mediator, San Bernardino Superior Court
  • Member of Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC
  • Member of Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the State of California
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of La Verne College of Law 1993
    (Student of Distinction, graduating class of 1993; Law Review, Editor-in-Chief 1992-1993; Law Review, Staff Writer 1991-1992)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications, California State University, Fullerton CA 1989

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Harvey (“Chip”) W. Wimer III has been with Graves & King since 1994 and is the firm’s managing partner.  Mr. Wimer has extensive litigation experience defending public entities in catastrophic personal injury claims as well as constitutionally-based inverse condemnation claims. While primarily a litigator, Mr. Wimer’s public entity practice also includes extensive appellate work, culminating in the California Supreme Court decision in Eastburn v. Regional Fire Protection Authority (2003) 31 Cal.4th 1175.  In this decision, California’s highest court held for the first time that public entities have no liability for injuries alleged to have been caused by delays in providing emergency medical treatment or other services.  The Eastburn decision defined and limited the potential liability of every county, city and emergency responder in the state.

Mr. Wimer also has extensive experience in the defense of transportation-related claims involving trucks, buses, taxi cabs and other common carriers.  He is readily familiar with issues dealing with accident reconstruction and the bio-mechanical forces generated in an auto collision as well as the accurate assessment of personal injury claims, both large and small.  Lastly, Mr. Wimer has successfully handled hundreds of auto, premises liability and other general negligence claims on behalf of self-insured businesses and the insureds of liability insurance carriers. 

Mr. Wimer received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton in 1987.  Mr. Wimer received his Juris Doctorate in 1993 from the University of LaVerne, College of Law where he was selected as the Student of Distinction among his fellow graduates.  While a law student, Mr. Wimer served an internship with the Riverside County District Attorney’s office, as well as serving an internship with the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Two, under the tutelage of the late Justice Howard Dabney.

Mr. Wimer is a member in good standing of the California State Bar and is authorized to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of California and the United States District Court, Central District of California. He serves as a court appointed arbitrator and mediator for both Riverside and San Bernardino Superior Courts.  Mr. Wimer serves as the Administrative Hearing Judge for the City of Rancho Cucamonga and has been appointed as a commissioner on the Redlands Public Works and Municipal Utilities Commission. 

Mr. Wimer resides with his wife, Terri, and two sons, Tony and Nicholas, in a Victorian-era home in historic Redlands. In their spare time, Mr. Wimer and his family campaign a 1960s era nostalgia front engine dragster at NHRA dragstrips throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. The dragster is driven by the couple’s eldest son, Tony, covering the quarter mile track in 7 seconds at speeds over 180 mph.  Mr. Wimer finds the intense environment of drag racing competition pairs nicely with the successful practice of law.

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