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Brad Grabske specializes in real estate and complex business litigation. His practice is focused on assisting landowners, businesses, and public agencies with eminent domain, inverse condemnation, contract disputes, land use and other environmental issues.
Mr. Grabske has worked on some of the most complex eminent domain cases in California. He has successfully represented clients in high stakes trials and before the Court of Appeals. Mr. Grabske has also been recognized as a "Rising Star" in Los Angeles magazine's Southern California Super Lawyer edition.
Mr. Grabske's eminent domain experience includes total and partial takings, inverse condemnation, loss of business goodwill, precondemnation delay, environmental contamination issues, emission permitting issues, access impairment, and right-to-take challenges. Mr. Grabske also assists clients with California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") and National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA") matters.
Mr. Grabske is actively involved in several industry organizations, including the International Right of Way Association ("IRWA") where he has been a speaker at several local and national IRWA conferences. He also recently co-authored a chapter on condemnation for the American Bar Association's expert-witness treatise entitled Litigators on Experts: Strategies for Managing Expert Witnesses from Retention through Trial.
Hourly ($425/hour), contingent (25-33%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Southern Califonria Rising Star||Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters||2013|
|Rising Star||Los Angeles Magazine||2013|
|Partner||Murphy & Evertz, LLP||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps||2008 - 2010|
|Associate||Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott||2006 - 2008|
|Associate||Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo||2003 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Right of Way Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transportation Distrct v. PPF Industrial, et al.||Case resolved for $42,750,000|
|State of California v. Sani, et al.||Case resolved for: $6.4 million|
|City of Lake Forest v. Alexander S. Rados, Trustee||The case resolved for $15.4 million|
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|Daily Journal||Verdicts and Settlements - City of Anaheim v. Etchnady, et al.||2014|
|Daily Journal||Verdicts and Settlements - People of the State of California v. Sani, et al.||2014|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Eminent Domain Action Proceeds Despite CEQA Violations||2013|
|International Right of Way Association||CEQA Reform: Legislation Aimed At Streamlining The CEQA Review Process May Have Unintended Consequences||2013|
|Initernational Right of Way Association||No Harm, No Foul: A California Appeals Court Allows A Park District To Proceed With An Eminent Domain Lawsuit Without First Complying With CEQA||2013|
|Daily Journal||Verdicts and Settlements - City of Lake Forest v. Rados, et al.||2013|
|American Bar Association Publishing||Litigators on Experts: Strategies for Managing Expert Witnesses from Retention through Trial||2010|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||"Listen Up: Make Rules for Driving While Talking (Exploring Employer Vicarious Liability Arising from Cell-Phone and PDA Use)||2007|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Private Employers Have Much at Stake in State High Court's Docket||2006|
|University of Southern California Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Southern California||International Relations||Bachlor of Arts||1997|
|CLE - 2015 Annual Eminent Domain Seminar||Dos And Don'ts During The Pre-Litigation Process||2015|
|ALI 2015 Annual Eminent Domain Seminar||What’s Wrong With The Law of Valuation in Eminent Domain?: Four Rules We Need To Change Now||2015|
|International Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA||Developments in the Eminent Domain Law Across the Country and Around the World||2011|
|Chapt. 57 Meeting||Clear, Simple, and Wrong? The Rules on Environmental Contamination in Eminent Domain||2009|
|Chapt. 57 Meeting||2019: Two Visions of the Next Ten Years in Eminent Domain and Public Acquisitions||2009|
|Annual Law Seminar||Implications of the Berryman v. Merit Property Management, Inc. Decision||2008|