Brian D. Whelan
Brian has a bachelor’s degree in history from U.C. Berkeley (with honors, 2005) and a law degree (J.D.) from Rutgers University (2008), where he served as an editor on the Journal of Law and Religion.
Brian excels at all aspects of civil litigation, but especially at the skillful use of a wide array of trial and discovery technology that allows us, as a small firm, to compete with large “big-city” law firms. Brian has tried or second-chaired seven trials, including five jury trials (three of which lasted over a month) and has handled numerous pre-trial motions and discovery matters.
Brian is a member of the Labor & Employment Section of the California Bar and was recently selected by the Board of Governors to serve on the California State Bar’s Committee for Administration of Justice. Brian’s other interests and hobbies include being a pilot in training, wine-making, travel (41 states, 55 countries, 5 continents and counting), home improvement projects, basketball, and foreign languages. Brian is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Italian. Recently Brian co-tried a race harassment jury trial which resulted in a $5.2 million jury verdict against a large national retailer in favor of our client.