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Gregory D. Brown


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  • Golden Gate University (J.D., 1975)
  • University of California at Berkeley (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Gregory D. Brown

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of California - #65318 - 1975
  • Supreme Court of the United States - 1996
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 1994
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California

Advice & Counsel

  • Represents clients in negotiations and counseling regarding business interruptions, contract disputes, risk management and risk transfer strategies, insurance and corporate governance matters
  • Has tried over 50 cases plus hundreds of mediations and ADR sessions on behalf of business owners, builders, designers, architects and engineers, professionals, fiduciaries and public institutions

Dispute Resolution

  • Professionally trained mediator, neutral evaluator and arbitrator on matters pending in local, state and federal courts
  • Arbitrator Certification - Ron Kelly/BASF - December 2017
  • Advanced Mediation - Strauss Institute/Pepperdine University - 2009
  • Mediating the Litigated Case - Strauss Institute/Pepperdine University - 2008
  • United States District Court - Early Neutral Evaluation Training - 1997

Practice Expertise

  • One of the firm’s preeminent trial attorneys who oversees and handles complex cases
  • Represented numerous developers, contractors, managers and design professionals defending against construction defect claims, subsidence, delays and product liability issues including fraud, breach of contract, and negligence
  • Substantial experience in trying and resolving high profile cases involving products liability, mass tort claims, product liability class actions, wrongful death, toxic exposures, professional liability, trust and elder abuse litigation and business disputes
  • Successfully handling scores of cases to verdict, Mr. Brown has represented public entities, private businesses and individuals, fiduciaries, insurance companies, and self-insured companies of all sizes in these matters

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) which is a national association of trial lawyers and judges dedicated to preserving the right of a civil jury tria
  • Past President - Alameda County Bar Association
  • Past President - Volunteer Legal Services Corp. - Alameda County
  • Member of the Alameda County Bar Association, Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California, and the Earl Warren American Inns of Court
  • Northern California's Top "Super Lawyers" in the Business Litigation section for multiple consecutive years to present
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in the Bay Area, under the Business & Corporate practice areas
  • Chair of the Oakland Police Foundation Board of Directors
  • California Community College lifetime teaching credential in Law and Police Sciences