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Blaine Brown

Litigation Attorney at San Juan Capistrano, CA

5.0   42 reviews
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Blaine M. Brown is a co-founder of the OC Trial Group and acts as one of their primary trial attorneys. Mr. Brown is a highly awarded and reviewed trial attorney who has been named to Best Lawyers’ annual list of “Ones to Watch” and has also been rated by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.” He has also earned an Avvo rating of “Superb 10/10” and recognition as a “Top 40 Under 40 Trial Layer” by the National Trial Lawyers.

 

Mr. Brown represents clients in a variety of matters, including trust and estate matters (trust litigation and trust administration), financial elder abuse actions, fraud actions, business disputes, and real estate disputes, wrongful death, and personal injury actions.

 

One of Mr. Brown’s recent trust litigation matters earned an award from Top Verdict as the #1 Settlement in 2022 for Elder Financial Abuse, Constructive Fraud, and Embezzlement in the State of California. Other successful results include numerous 7 figure ($1,500,000, $1,300,000, $1,000,000, etc.) pre-trial and trial settlements in trust and estate litigation matters involving financial elder abuse, undue influence, fraud, and trustee removal, as well as numerous defense judgments on behalf of clients who were the trustee of a trust and claimed to have committed breaches of fiduciary duty, breaches of trust, undue influence, and fraud.

 

Mr. Brown is also an active board member of the Veteran’s Legal Institute and an active member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.

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Location

OC Trial Group, APC
29122 Rancho Viejo Rd., Suite 201
San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675
OC Trial Group, APC
2901 West Coast Highway, Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
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Reviews

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Posted by Ron | May 5, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My experience with Blaine Brown
My experience with Blaine Brown was very satisfying. Blaine was forthright and honest about my case. He spoke to me about my case in honest terms. Unlike many other lawyers, Blaine was not after my money. He was more focused on the facts behind my case so that he could be the best in his profession with me. I am confident that Blaine will represent me in the near future.
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Posted by Veronica P. | February 23, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
PROFESSIONAL, RELIABLE- HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I had the pleasure of working with Blaine Brown from OC Trial Group, and I am extremely satisfied with the level of service I received. Blaine was highly responsive and was always willing to discuss my legal needs. His expertise and efficiency in trust and estate litigation left me impressed, and I wholeheartedly highly recommend Blaine Brown and the OC Trial Group for their professional and reliable legal services.
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Posted by James | February 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OC Trail Group was excellent!
I reached out to Blaine with OC Trail Group in helping me set up my Living Trust. He got back to me quickly and answered all my questions and provided me with excellent legal advise. I asked him if he could do the filing on my family residence and he handled it without question. I would recommend using the OC Trail Group to anyone and won't hesitate reaching out to them again in the future!
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Posted by My | February 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I recently had the pleasure of working with Blaine and was thoroughly impressed with his exceptional service. From the moment I reached out, he was readily available and demonstrated a genuine friendliness that immediately put me at ease. Throughout the process, he made me feel important by attentively listening to my concerns and providing guidance every step of the way. His expertise and helpfulness truly made a difference in resolving my legal matter efficiently. I highly recommend Blaine’s services for anyone seeking top-notch legal representation. :)
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Posted by Sylvia | February 22, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Blaine Brown: Unmatched
Despite being a highly sought-after attorney, Blaine Brown never made me feel lost in the shuffle of his cases. This was my first time seeking business legal counsel and I approached with many concerns and doubts, to say the least. Working with him was nothing short of extraordinary. His professionalism, expertise, and deep knowledge of the law, combined with his human approach to my burdens, was truly game changing for me. Blaine Brown possesses a unique and invaluable quality: he can connect with clients on a human level, while being a tactical genius and formidable advocate in the courtroom. As a matter of fact, I reckon he’s comfortable there.
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Posted by Mia | February 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful
I am my elderly mother’s full time primary care giver; she is sadly deteriorating from age and Alzheimer’s disease. I also manage every interior and exterior detail of her estate, the last thing I needed was a co-trustee, adding to my stress!! I decided to start legal action against a family member who has stubbornly refused to communicate for months and is not acting in the best interest of my elderly mother’s trust. After speaking with several attorneys Blaine Brown stood out from the rest, he helped me remain hopeful!!! Having Blaine Brown on our side has been a sigh of relief. Blaine impressed me from my first conversation I had with him, after explaining to him our difficult situation with a unresponsive trustee and other issues hindering our elderly mom’s trust administration, he quickly comprehended and absorbed our complex case, he is intelligent, determined, and honest about what steps we should take, he acts in his clients best interests. I am confident that Blaine will continue to remain dedicated to our case and will guide us to a successful resolution. Thank you, Blaine Brown, we appreciate your guidance, experience, and knowledge during this difficult time.
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Posted by Tiffiny | December 29, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
Even as an attorney we don't always have all the answers ourselves and have to seek counsel from our colleagues when we have legal needs. Blaine and his team were responsive, efficient, patient, and excellent in assisting me to navigate the difficulties of being the Trustee of my father's estate after he passed away. There are fewer things more difficult in life than losing a loved one, and I appreciate the firm's assistance in my biggest hour of need.
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Response from Blaine Brown January 2, 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience with Blaine and OC Trial Group, APC. We are grateful for your kind words regarding our team's responsiveness, efficiency, and excellence in assisting you as the Trustee of your father's estate. Your feedback reinforces our commitment to providing compassionate support during challenging times.
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Posted by Janet | December 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved
Blaine Brown, skillfully used the law to win a favorable ruling for me. His compassion for my difficult situation, relieved the profound anxiety that is felt in a courtroom. If you have worked hard for your money, true value will be found by employing Blaine Brown as your attorney.
Response from Blaine Brown January 2, 2024
We deeply appreciate your positive feedback on Blaine Brown's legal expertise and compassionate approach in securing a favorable ruling for you. Your acknowledgment of the relief from courtroom anxiety and the true value found in employing Blaine as your attorney is truly gratifying. Thank you for entrusting us with your legal needs, and we remain committed to providing excellent service.
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Posted by Anika | October 10, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend!
I could not recommend Blaine highly enough. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and personable. Additionally, he always responds to me very promptly. I have had nothing but great interactions with Blaine and his firm, and am very quick to recommend him to anyone in my network in need of his services.
Posted by Reece | October 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Firm with Responsive and Caring Attorneys
OC Trial Group is an exceptional law firm that boasts an impressive track record in all aspects of litigation, including financial elder abuse. Blaine Brown's extensive knowledge and expertise in the field shine through in every case, making him a standout attorney in the industry. With OC Trial Group, clients can expect top-notch legal representation and a commitment to achieving favorable outcomes in their legal matters.
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Posted by Ivan | August 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 stars
I couldn't be happier with the stock buyout contract that Blaine and his team drafted for me. They really took the time to make sure everything was clear and fair. Now I feel much more at ease knowing I have a solid agreement that protects my interests. Blaine's attention to detail and friendly approach made the whole process easy and stress-free. Definitely a five-star job! We are now considering having his team as our retained corporate attorney.
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Posted by Nancy | June 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Blaine Brown
Blaine’s ability to negotiate on my behalf was impressive, and I am grateful for the favorable terms that he was able to secure. I credit Blaine’s experience, attention to detail, and exceptional advocacy skills for the positive outcome of my case.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Only Attorney I Trust!
Over the last few month, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Blaine and Ryan of OC Trial Group for a probate and trust litigation matter, and they exceeded my expectations. From the very first consultation, it was clear that they were very knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for me. Throughout the entire process, they kept me informed and involved in every step (during and after hours), answering any questions I had and providing guidance and support when needed. They were able to navigate some complex legal issues and ensured that all deadlines were met. Their professionalism and attention to detail was impressive, and I could not be happier with their representation. Overall, I would highly recommend Blaine and Ryan of OC Trial Group to anyone in need of legal representation for probate and trust litigation matters. Their legal knowledge, compassion, and dedication to their clients are truly unmatched, and I am grateful for the outstanding service they continue to provide.
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Posted by Michelle | June 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OC Trial Group is the Best!
Blaine Brown at OC Trial Group is one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with. From our first meeting, he explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand and was always very responsive when I had questions outside our meeting. Perhaps the thing that impressed me the most about Mr. Brown was nothing was "sugar-coated'. He was very knowledgable and straight forward and told me what to expect every step of the way. Mr. Brown has handled many legal matters for me over the years and has always achieved the outcome I was looking for.
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Response from Blaine Brown June 15, 2023
Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience with us, Michelle. We take our job of providing legal services and advice seriously and are pleased to hear that we were able to help you with your needs in a comprehensive & professional manner.
Posted by Kevin | May 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Representation
Blaine Brown is excellent in both professionalism and experience. My experience working with him has always been exceptionally great. He is extremely organized and has a keen attention to detail. He has always been very thorough and demonstrated great experience in Probate Litigation (Trust and Estates). All in all, I highly recommend Blaine Brown of OC Trial Group.
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Posted by Brendan | April 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer who exceeded all expectations
I have used Blaine Brown, Esq. of OC Trial Group, APC for the past 3 years on all of my transactional and litigation legal issues relating to real estate and trusts and estates. I have no reservations in recommending Blaine Brown, Esq. for all your California legal needs.
Posted by Tyler | March 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Plan
Working with OC Trial Group was an absolute pleasure. Not only were they incredibly easy to communicate with, but their level of attention to detail was truly outstanding. From start to finish, I always felt like I was in the best possible hands. What really made my experience so exceptional, however, was the expertise and guidance of Blaine Brown. He is a true legal professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. Blaine took the time to understand my unique situation and provided invaluable advice and support throughout the entire process. Despite the complexity of my case, Blaine and the team at OC Trial Group handled it with ease. Their experience and expertise shone through in every aspect of their work, and they were able to navigate every twist and turn with confidence and professionalism. Overall, I cannot recommend Blaine and the team at OC Trial Group highly enough. Their dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for their clients is second to none, and their exceptional level of service is truly unparalleled. If you are looking for legal assistance from a team that truly cares about your needs and will work tirelessly on your behalf, look no further than OC Trial Group and Blaine Brown.
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Posted by Madilyn | January 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Driven, & Easy to work with!
Blaine is extremely knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. He is great about explaining every step of the process and making things easy to understand. He has experience in his field and this is a tremendous asset. He fights for his clients. I will work with Blaine again and again!
Posted by Mark | August 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Passionate Attention to Detail + Formula for Success
A few minutes into our first meeting, I felt and experienced Blaine's passionate attention to detail which remained consistent throughout the case. Without exception, Blaine could recall any aspect or detail of the case at any moment and provide a sound strategy for next steps along with realistic timelines. I found Blaine to be compassionate while taking personal ownership in the case. This combined with his aggressive drive was in my mind, the formula for success in defending our case. So allow me to state the obvious: I would recommend Blaine to anyone!
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Posted by Dale | July 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Practical Advice in Highly Emotional Situations
Blaine Brown of Hess-Verdon was hired to provide legal assistance to help ensure that a relative's wishes were adhered to by family members. Certain family members had taken actions to move monies into bank accounts which benefited them. Mr. Brown was able to obtain information as to the bases for these transactions. He diligently proved the power of attorney that was the basis for the significant amount of monies transferred was due to Elder Abuse. Threatening to file legal actions, Mr. Brown convinced the relatives to unwind the improper transfers of monies and return the monies to their proper accounts. Subsequently, I indicated to Mr. Brown my intentions to tell the relatives that I was prepared to give to them a portion of these monies. Mr. Brown wisely said to hold off on informing the relatives of my intentions. He stated it would be best to wait until a later time to inform them of my generosity. He was so very wise and practical. Subsequent very cruel and untruthful accusations by family members caused me to realize that my generosity was folly. Such practical advise of Mr. Brown led me to not make a big mistake.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder/Trial Attorney
  • OC Trial Group, APC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hess-Verdon & Associates
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Attorney
  • Gates, Gonter, Guy, Proudfoot, & Muench, LLP
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 3L Associate
  • Gates, O'doherty, Gonter & Guy, LLP
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Corporate Legal Intern
  • Niagara Bottling, LLC
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Palumbo Bergstrom, LLP
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Day, Day, & Brown, LLP
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Accountant
  • Palumbo Bergstrom, LLP
  • 2015 - 2015
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Education

  • Tony Robbin's Business Training (Year Long Course)
  • 2021
  • Western State College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2018
  • California State University, Chico
  • BS - Bachelor of Science in Business/Finance
  • 2015

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Personal Injury - Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Confidential Settlement of $1,575,000.00
  • Financial Elder Abuse, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, and Aiding and Abetting Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Settled - Seven (7) Figure Settlement
  • 19STCV13522
  • Settled - $10,000
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Associations

  • Association of Trust and Estates (Orange County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Tony Robbin's Business Training Course
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Association of Tort and Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Division (Orange County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Western State Law Review
  • Marketing Editor
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Business Law Association - Western State College of Law
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Moot Court - Western State College of Law
  • Student Competitor
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Sigma Pi Fraternity
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Mens Collegiate Lacrosse Association
  • Athlete
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Lead Counsel Verified
  • Law Info
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Certificate of Public Service
  • Western State College of Law
  • 2018
  • Salutatorian
  • Western State College of Law
  • 2018
  • Susan/William Shapiro Law Scholarship for Achievement/Leadership
  • William Shapiro, Esq.
  • 2016
  • Great Debate Public Speaker
  • Chico City Council
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Western State College of Law 1L Moot Court
  • Tournament Judge
  • 2023
  • UC Irvine Mock Trial Tournament
  • Tournament Judge
  • 2023
  • ABA National Moot Court Competition
  • ADA Regulations
  • 2018
  • Western State College of Law Advanced Appellate Advocacy
  • Oral Arguments
  • 2017
  • The Great Debate
  • Modern Over-Prescription of Medication
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (7)
Endorse Blaine
Litigation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Blaine is very respectful, ethical, and knowledgable. I highly recommend Blaine."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blain will take your case to trial if necessary. His skill and dedication will provide reassuring support through every step of the process."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Blaine since 2016. He is highly motivated, extremely knowledgeable and is an exceptional trial attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Blaine and I have worked together since 2020. He provides a unique perspective, and high level analysis to each case to accomplish client goals. I highly endorse Blaine as a skilled litigator."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blaine and I have known each other and worked together since 2016. Blaine has always shown a high level of legal ability and strong work ethic. We regularly discuss and collaborate on different cases where I am able to see his ability as a lawyer and I highly endorse him as an attorney."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Blaine was one of my law students. He demonstrated exceptional intelligence and integrity. I was so impressed with Blaine that I hired him as a research assistant. I proudly endorse Blaine."
Trusts Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for trust litigation and business litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Other
"I don't know Blaine but find his responses to questions to be well thought out. You should not hesitate to contact Mr. Brown if you have any legal questions."
Real estate Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although he is relatively new to Avvo, it is immediately obvious that the answers of Mr. Brown are accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blaine is a consummate professional. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of civil litigation and is very responsive to the needs and concerns of his clients. I whole heartily endorse Blaine Brown for any and all civil litigation matters."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Blaine is an excellent attorney who tirelessly prepares to perfectly execute each critical stage of the case, giving his clients the comfort that he has done everything possible to make the case succeed. I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blaine is a very competent and bright young attorney. My office has collaborated with him on several occasions and he is a pleasure to work with."
Business Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blaine is a phenomenal young attorney in the Orange County area. Highly recommend."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’ve known blaine for years both as a classmate and a fellow attorney. During that time he has always shown himself to be of high character. He is a hard worker and a great advocate. I endorse him as a lawyer and recommend his services whenever the opportunity presents itself."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Family member
"Blaine is a very hard working, diligent and committed attorney. I endorse Blaine without any reservation."
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