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Civil Rights Litigator and Regulatory Compliance Counsel

Sean Brady’s practice includes municipal law, legislative advisement, constitutional law, civil rights advocacy, self-defense civil rights litigation, firearm related regulatory compliance advice, and general civil-business litigation. Mr. Brady has worked on high-profile cases in most of these areas. The most recent was a challenge to three state laws regulating ammunition, which Mr. Brady and other attorneys for Michel & Associates, PC were successful in having struck down. Mr. Brady’s passion for firearms and protecting the liberties of people to own and use them – as well as protecting all civil liberties – brought him into these legal practice areas.

Prior to joining Michel & Associates, P.C., Mr. Brady worked in his family’s construction business. Over his many years in the construction industry he worked his way up from basic manual labor, to operating heavy earth-moving equipment, to being involved in every aspect of managing a construction project from planning and permitting through completion. Mr. Brady’s experience in the construction industry gives him an invaluable real life perspective in helping clients with construction and business related legal matters.

Mr. Brady received his bachelor’s degree in language studies in 2004 from the University of California at San Diego. Mr. Brady can read, write, and speak Spanish proficiently. He attended Western State College of Law, earning his J.D. in 2008. As President of the Western State chapter of the Federalist Society, Mr. Brady organized the First Annual Second Amendment Celebration, an event that continues to provide law school students, many of whom are first-time shooters, an opportunity to be introduced to the world of firearms.

Mr. Brady is a native of Long Beach, California. He attended the same high school as his parents and two of his grandparents. He is now a husband and parent himself. Mr. Brady is an avid surfer, fisherman, and diver. He enjoys target shooting, soccer, and spending time with family and friends to the tune of country and mariachi music. Mr. Brady has a voracious appetite for education and culture. And, as a young man, he worked in construction, warehouses, restaurants, catering services, and beach life guarding to finance his travels around the world – from Japan to Ireland to Costa Rica – as well as his university life. Mr. Brady brings this depth of real-world experience, along with his strong work ethic, to bear for his clients in every legal matter he is involved in.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Constitutional: 25%
  3. State & Local Law: 15%
  4. Construction: 10%



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationWestwood College2014
Top Contributor 2014Avvo2014
Top Contributor 2013Avvo2013
Top Contributor 2012Avvo2012
Award for Academic ExcellenceWitkin2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyMichel & Associates, PC2008 - Present
LifeguardCity of Huntington Beach1999 - 2006
Heavy Equipment Operator/Project Assistant/LaborerFW Brady Development, Inc.1995 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Long Beach BarristersCLE Chair2015 - Present
National Rifle AssociationLife MemberN/A
California Rifle and Pistol AssociationN/AN/A
Federalist SocietyN/AN/A
Safari Club InternationalMemberN/A
Phi Sigma Theta National Honor SocietyN/AN/A
Long Beach BarristersVice President2014 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sheriff Clay Parker v. CaliforniaTrial court ruled AB 962 unconstitutionally vague on its face and enjoined its enforcement . State appealed. Appellate court agreed in a landmark decision. The CA Supreme Court has accepted review and should decide the case by early 2015.
Peruta v. County of San DiegoWon on appeal but Attorney General is seeking to intervene
CBD v. Bureau of Land Management, et al.Resulted in a favorable published decision on intervention standards (266 F.R.D. 369 (2010).) And won on merits via summary judgment.
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Publication nameTitleDate
ContributorCalifornia Gun Laws: A guide to state and federal firearm regulations2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of California - San DiegoLanguages/LinguisticsBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Westwood College Criminal Justice CourseSecond Amendment2014
Raahague's Shooting Sports FairCA Second Amendment Litigation2014
Loyola Law SchoolDiscussion on the Second Amendment2014
Long Beach Barristers MCLESecond Amendment Litigation: Past, Present & Future2014
Just Guns RadioUpdate re California Ammunition Litigation2014
Just Guns RadioEfforts to Counter Gun Control2014
Just Guns RadioChallenge to ATF Interpretation of Firearms2014
Just Guns RadioStatus of Second Amendment Litigation2014
Firing Line Radio ShowNew Gun Laws2014
REAL TALK: The Great Debate Series at Loyola Marymount UniversityGun Control2013
Just Guns RadioPlanned Litigation re CA Gun Control Bills2013
Just Guns RadioCA-DOJ Firearm Regulations2013
Fred Hall ShowCA Firearm Laws2013
California Western School of LawPanel on Future of Firearm Laws2013
Bullets & BagelsCA Firearm Legislative Update2013
Beautiful Struggle KFPK 90.7 FMGun Control Debate2013
Arsalyn Youth ForumsGun Control in Schools2013
Women On TargetCalifornia Firearms Laws2012
Firearms for Attorneys, Shooter's Edge CLECalifornia Firearm Laws2011
Bass Pro Shop SeminarCalifornia Firearm Laws2010