Brad is the Manager of L+G's Hollister office, overseeing a variety of business and litigation matters in San Benito County. In addition, Brad is a member of the litigation team at L+G, having been involved in more than fifty jury trials, successfully representing individuals, corporations and public agencies not only on the Central Coast, but state-wide and nationally in the area of food safety and foodborne illness litigation.
His civil trial experience includes food safety (product liability) issues, professional negligence, products liability, construction defect, writ of mandate, land use, environmental contamination and commercial litigation. He has also tried cases in state and federal courts relating to the California Environmental Quality Act, United States Clean Water Act and EPA-CERCLA Superfund matters. Brad's litigation successes include the case of Russell Evett v. City of Sutter Creek, where he successfully helped to define the scope of a citizen's action under the United States Clean Water Act in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining L+G, Brad spent more than twenty years in general civil practice and as the City Attorney for Sutter Creek. He has provided special and general counsel services to other public agencies such as River Pines Public Utility District, Union Public District, Mace Meadows Community Services District and the Bear Valley Sewer and Water Districts.
Brad received his Juris Doctor Degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1983. Prior to law school, Brad studied at Brigham Young University and subsequently graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Economics. In addition to his legal career, Brad conducts training session on the Brown Act and conflict of interest law for the California School Boards Association and local agency staff and is a frequent speaker at the League of California Cities.
A fifth-generation Central Californian, Brad began his education at the Monterey Peninsula College, where he was an All-Coast Conference football player. In his spare time, Brad continues his love of sports by assisting with youth sports programs.
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