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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.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 75%
    13 years
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 25%
    6 years



Hourly ($425/hour), contingent (25-33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

650 Town Center Dr Ste 550
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern Califonria Rising StarSuper Lawyers - Thomson Reuters2013
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMurphy & Evertz, LLP2010 - Present
AssociateLuce Forward Hamilton & Scripps2008 - 2010
AssociateNossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott2006 - 2008
AssociateFerruzzo & Ferruzzo2003 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Right of Way AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Lake Forest v. Alexander S. Rados, TrusteeThe case resolved for $15.4 million
Caltrans v. ARAMARK Uniform & Career Apparel, LLCCase resolved for $4,500,000
City of Fontana v. Requip CorporationCase resolved for $1,671,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Daily JournalVerdicts and Settlements - City of Anaheim v. Etchnady, et al.2014
Daily JournalVerdicts and Settlements - People of the State of California v. Sani, et al.2014
Los Angeles Daily JournalEminent Domain Action Proceeds Despite CEQA Violations2013
International Right of Way AssociationCEQA Reform: Legislation Aimed At Streamlining The CEQA Review Process May Have Unintended Consequences2013
Initernational Right of Way AssociationNo Harm, No Foul: A California Appeals Court Allows A Park District To Proceed With An Eminent Domain Lawsuit Without First Complying With CEQA2013
Daily JournalVerdicts and Settlements - City of Lake Forest v. Rados, et al.2013
American Bar Association PublishingLitigators on Experts: Strategies for Managing Expert Witnesses from Retention through Trial2010
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 JournalPrivate Employers Have Much at Stake in State High Court's Docket2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Southern CaliforniaInternational RelationsBachlor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE - 2015 Annual Eminent Domain SeminarDos And Don'ts During The Pre-Litigation Process2015
ALI 2015 Annual Eminent Domain SeminarWhat’s Wrong With The Law of Valuation in Eminent Domain?: Four Rules We Need To Change Now2015
International Annual Conference, Atlanta, GADevelopments in the Eminent Domain Law Across the Country and Around the World2011
Chapt. 57 MeetingClear, Simple, and Wrong? The Rules on Environmental Contamination in Eminent Domain2009
Chapt. 57 Meeting2019: Two Visions of the Next Ten Years in Eminent Domain and Public Acquisitions2009
Annual Law SeminarImplications of the Berryman v. Merit Property Management, Inc. Decision2008