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Brian Anthony Carness

Brian Anthony Carness

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Construction & Development, Insurance, General Practice

About Me

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    10 years
  2. Insurance: 20%
  3. Construction & Development: 20%
    10 years
  4. General Practice: 10%
    10 years



Hourly ($200-350/hour), Contingent (25-45%)

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Scott Alan Burroughs

    Mr. Carness is an invaluable source of information for those dealing with personal injury matters, large and small. He is knowledgeable, thorough,and tough, and I would recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney.


    Scott Burroughs Copyright Infringement Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew Todd Dinicola

    I've worked with Brian on a number of matters and have known him for many years. Brian's integrity and work ethic are second to none. I never hesitate to recommend Brian to clients because I know the high level of service they will receive.


    Matthew Dinicola Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

578 Washington Blvd., Suite 331
Marina Del Rey, CA, 90292



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Lead AttorneyLaw Offices of Brian A. Carness2012 - Present
Senior AssociateSchimmel & Parks, APLC2007 - 2011
Senior AssociateStoll, Nussbaum & Polakov2005 - Present
ClerkIrell & Manella2001 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesN/A2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/A2005 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Nugent v. RodriguezSettled for 7-figure policy limits
Allen v. GilesI obtained a defense verdict for my clients
Elam v. Pacific Bay Propertiesvery sucessful confidential settlement

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawAlternative Dispute ResolutionCertificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution2004
Pepperdine Univ SOLN/AlawN/A
Univ of OregonN/AundergraduateN/A