Philip W. Ganong

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Bakersfield, California

Ganong Law
Philip W. Ganong
Ganong Law

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Business Litigation, Class Action & Mass Torts; view more

Licensed in California since: 1979

Education: University of California College of the Law, San Francisco

Languages Spoken: English, German, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2024

Ganong Law

924 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301 Visit website


A respected personal injury in Southern California and Bakersfield, California, Philip W. Ganong has dedicated his practice at Ganong Law to representing plaintiffs in litigation and civil jury trial work. Along with personal injury cases, he also handles matters of employment law. His practice areas include wrongful termination, wage and hour class actions, sexual harassment, retaliation, rest and meal breaks, public labor law, overtime, employment discrimination, and age discrimination.

Within his personal injury practice, Mr. Ganong has experience in the following types of cases: wrongful death, truck accidents, spinal cord injuries, railroad worker accidents, professional negligence, product liability, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle and motor vehicle accidents, medical cannabis, burns, brain injuries, bicycle accidents, and aviation accidents. Admitted to practice in the state of California since 1979, he was selected for inclusion into the Best Lawyers in America list, and the firm was included by the U.S. News & World Report as into the list of Best Law Firms in America.

At the University of California, Berkeley, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and graduated with honors. Mr. Ganong then earned his Juris Doctor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1979. He is fluent in Spanish, German and English.

The former president of the Kern County Bar Association, Mr. Ganong is actively involved with several other professional organizations. He is a life member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, a fellow of the American Association for Justice, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a current sustaining member and former executive committee member of the Consumer Attorneys of California.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Asbestos, Assault, Brain Injury, Class Actions, Construction Accident, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Toxic Mold, Toxic Torts, Trade Secret, Trucking Accidents, Wage & Hour Laws, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 10% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 1979, California

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Representative Clients:
  • Ganong Law represents people who have been injured by the carelessness or negligence of another and families who have lost a loved one due to a wrongful death. At Ganong Law we also represent employees whose employers are committing illegal employment actions. We also have a long history in representing businesses and individuals in business litigation, including in oil and gas fields. In the past few years we have become active litigators protecting those in the medical marijuana industry.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Kern County Bar Association, Member President (1997 – 1998)
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Sustaining Member Board of Governors, various years; Parliamentarian (2003 – 2004)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The State Bar of California, Member
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Former Executive Committee Member and Current Sustaining Member
  • United States District Court of California, Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts
  • California
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Association of Justice, Fellow
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Life Member
  • Kern County Bar Association, Former President
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Best Lawyers of America, 2012
  • Best Law Firms in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2016 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012 - 2017
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $2.4 Million Judgement for Motor Vehicle Accident
  • American International Underwriters Agency Corp. v. Superior Court (1998) 208 Cal. App. 3d 1357 (bad faith)
  • Pensinger v. Bowsmith (1998) 60 Cal. App. 4th 709 (disability discrimination)
  • $650,000 Verdict for a Serious Personal Injury
  • $500,000 Settlement in a Railroad Worker's Injury Case (FELA)
  • $4.25 Million Settlement for a Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $650,000 Verdict in Railroad Worker's Injury Case (FELA)
  • $409,000 for a Motorcycle Accident
  • $750,000 Settlement for Railroad Worker's Injuries (FELA)
  • $455,000 Verdict for an Age Discrimination and Wrongful Termination
Educational Background:
  • California State University at Bakersfield, 1972
  • University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Economics, 1976
  • Maximilian Universitat, Munich, Germany, Independent Study in Comparative Political Systems, CSU, Bakersfield, 1973
Industry Groups:
  • Age Discrimination
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Brain Injuries
  • Burns
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Accidents
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Cannabis
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Oil & Gas
  • Overtime
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Labor Law
  • Railroad Worker (FELA) Accidents
  • Rest-and-Meal Breaks
  • Retaliation
  • Serious Personal Injuries
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wage-and-Hour Class Actions
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Termination

Office location for Philip W. Ganong

924 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone: 661-766-5991


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2024

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