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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    24 years, 500 cases
  2. General Practice: 25%
    24 years, 600 cases
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    17 years, 100 cases
  4. Environmental: 10%
    17 years, 10 cases
  5. Contracts: 5%
    24 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • A Jennifer Zide

    I strongly endorse this lawyer in the fields of contracts, natural resources, and general practice law. I know Brian both personally and professionally and know him to be both a person of integrity, and an attorney who is exceptionally well-qualified, skilled, and experienced in his fields of law. I have full confidence that, with his expert advocacy and dedication to your case, he will get you the best possible results. I am a fellow attorney in private practice. If any of my clients, friends, or loved ones were seeking the best possible contracts or general practice attorney in Mendocino County, I would refer to Brian. I have full confidence that they would be truly cared about as people and as clients, and receive the best possible results in their cases.


    A Zide DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matisse Maxson Knight

    Brian is an extremely knowledgeable, diligent and deliberate attorney. In dealing with clients and fellow attorneys he is extremely patient and always in control, not letting the “heat of the moment” detract from the client’s ultimate goals and best interests. It is a pleasure to work for/with him.


    Matisse Knight General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

444 N State St
Ukiah, CA, 95482


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's Honor RollMcGeorge School of Law1991
Who's Who Among American Law StudentsSumma Publishing Bureau1991
Dean's Honor RollU.C. Santa Barbara1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCarter & Momsen LLP2006 - Present
Associate and later PartnerCarter, Benhke, Obelsby & Bacik1999 - 2006
AssociateLeach & English1994 - 1999
AssociateGibbons, Lees & Conley1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
West Fork Homeowner's AssociationBoard Member2009 - Present
Redwood Childrens ServicesBoard Member/Chairman since 20061999 - Present
Mendocino County Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
California Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Affinito vs. The City of Fort BraggWrit of mandate grated. Settlement on remaining claims
Kumar v. Lords InsuranceTrial court judgment upheld by court of appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - Santa BarbaraN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A