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For more than 30 years, Dave has focused on representing people and their businesses in Arrowhead, Glendale, Peoria, Deer Valley and  Sun City.  He has had many of the same business clients for decades and now works with the second generation of the family members running those businesses.

         Even the most complex issues can be handled by Mr. Brnilovich.  He has handled business buyouts and sales, partnership breakups and business mergers.  He has created companies and had them dissolved.  Most every type of real estate issue has been addressed by him.  He has represented buyers and sellers of land, homes, apartments, shopping centers and industrial buildings.  He has represented brokers and agents, lenders and investors, landlords and lessees. 

         Mr. Brnilovich has represented scores of clients in a wide variety of lawsuits in state and federal court such as vehicle and equipment financing, engineering and architectural disputes, illegal subdivisions, flooding and drainage issues.  He has tried cases involving Will contests, trust disputes, misrepresentation and fraud, trade name infringement; non-compete agreements, franchises and distributorships.

         Many long term clients first came to Dave for a one hour consultation. Often, the person’s issues were resolved with common sense advice during that initial meeting.  Frequently, those same people have returned to Mr. Brnilovich or have referred others to him years later with more complex business or personal issues that required arbitration or a lawsuit.  Such long-term relationships have made him a common fixture in the West Valley.

         He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in real estate and holds an A-V Preeminent™ Peer Review from Martindale Hubble. (Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards.) 


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 20%
    1 year
  2. Litigation: 20%
    1 year
  3. Business: 15%
    1 year
  4. Contracts: 15%
    1 year
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dan R Dodds

    I have known and litigated cases against David Brnilovich for several years. I endorse David not only because he is bright, personable and knowledgeable regarding the law but David effectively represents his client's interests in an honorable and professional manner which I greatly respect.


    Dan Dodds Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Timothy W Holt

    I think the highest recommendation that I can give David is to let you know that I hired him to represent me in a matter. He is, in fact, a lawyer's lawyer and one of the best.


    Timothy Holt Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.

16150 N. Arrowhead Fountains Dr.
Suite 250
Peoria, AZ, 85382


AZActive 198003/29/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Business LitigationSouthwest Super Lawyers®2015
Real Estate LawBest Lawyers2015
Business LitigationSouthwest Super Lawyers®2014
Real EstateBest Lawyers in America2014
Real Estate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2013
AV PreeminentTM Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Real Estate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
WestMarcEconomic Development Committee2009 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
West Maricopa County Bar AssociationPast President,Board of Directors1997 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A1980 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
City of PeoriaPlanning & Zoning Com. Member2001 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Queiroz v Harvey, 220 Ariz.273, 203 P3d 1120Supreme Court affirmed that seller not obligated to close escrow
In re Estate of Shumway, 198 Arizona 323, 9 P3d 1062Supreme Court defined probable cause for will contests and held that penalty clause in will enforceable only if no showing of probable cause
Schmidt v Schmidt, Arizona Court of Appeals, 1CA-CIV 12-0701Private arbitration award in favor of client confirmed as a judgment of Superior Court, Court of Appeals confirmed. Client recovered attorneys fees at arbitration, in the Superior Court and application for fees is pending in the Court of Appeals
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
West Virginia UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1975