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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

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 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
  • Involved in training attorneys, business owners/managers and risk managers in alternative dispute resolution techniques and mediation skills including utilizing mock-mediation sessions and mock trials

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

  • Mr. Brown is a member of the 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 trial.
  • Gives presentations to professional groups, insurance organizations, public agencies, and educational institutions on legal topics ranging from litigation management, professional liability, litigation, indemnification, contractual interpretations, employment and business litigation
  • Member of the State Bar of California, Alameda County Bar Association,  Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California, and the Earl Warren American Inns of Court
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in the Bay Area, under the Business & Corporate practice areas
  • Mr. Brown has been included in Northern California's Top "Super Lawyers" in the Business Litigation section for multiple consecutive years to present
  • Mr. Brown serves as the Chair of the Oakland Police Foundation Board of Directors
  • California Community College lifetime teaching credential in Law and Police Sciences