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About Me

I am an experienced litigator, negotiator and legal advisor who has successfully helped thousands of individuals and businesses with matters ranging from complex civil rights cases to commercial and employment disputes. I place special emphasis on clearly communicating with clients regarding every step of their matters, and providing innovative and cost-efficient ways to achieve their goals.  


Practice Areas


  1. Health Care: 50%
    11 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 40%
    11 years
  3. Business: 10%

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Contact Info

The Brinegar Law Firm

100 Pine Street, Ste #1250
San Francisco, CA, 94111


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200608/17/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200409/08/2015
DCInactive 200605/24/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2012 Outstanding VolunteerSan Francisco Bar VLSP2013
2011 Outstanding VLSP Volunteer in Public ServiceVolunteer Legal Services Program2011
Equal Justice Woks FellowshipEqual Justice Works2004
Magna cum laudeThe Ohio State University2000
Pre-Law Study Abroad, St. Anne's College, OxfordThe Ohio State University1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Brinegar Law Firm2015 - Present
Of CounselPhysicians' Advocates2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyGirard Gibbs LLP2011 - 2012
Associate AttorneyThe Sturdevant Law Firm2010 - 2011
Litigation CounselCenter for Responsible Lending2008 - 2010
Staff AttorneyAARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly2006 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Society for Healthcare AttorneysMember2013 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2011 - Present
Volunteer Legal Services ProgramVolunteer Attorney, Consumer Debt Defense and Education Clinic2011 - Present
San Francisco Bicycle CoalitionMember2011 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re SLM Securities Litigation, Case No. 08 Civ. 1029 (S.D.N.Y.)Settled
James v. Bridge Capital Corporation, 2011 WL 309692 (Dist. Or.)Settled
Smith v. Family Video, Case No. 11-cv-01773 (N.D. Ill.).pending
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Publication NameTitleDate
San Francisco AttorneyHomeowner’s Bill of Rights: What San Francisco Attorneys Need to Know2012
The Northeastern University Law JournalPolicy and Litigation Barriers to Fighting Predatory Lending2010
AARP Bulletin DCAsk A Lawyer--Real Property Tax2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD2004
Ohio State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2010 Mortgage Lending Litigation ConferenceDepositions: Whom Should We be Deposing and What Should We be Asking?2010
Northeastern University Law Journal SymposiumRepresenting the Resident: Advocacy in the Shadow of Foreclosure2009
What State Legislators Can Do to Help Predatory Lending VictimsFederal Preemption of State Predatory Lending Laws2008
AllianceMedicare Part D2005