Brian M. Sanders

Shareholder  |   Oakland/East Bay

Practice Groups

Mr. Sanders is a shareholder and partner in the Oakland office. His primary focus is on complex construction defect litigation. He is co-chair of the firm’s Construction practice group. However, his practice also encompasses personal injury, premises liability, product liability, mass tort, business defense and professional responsibility matters. Mr. Sanders is a member of the Association for Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada’s Construction Defect Committee. He frequently publishes (most recently in the Oakland Business Journal) and speaks (recently at the Claims Conference of Northern California) on matters within his expertise. He is also a frequent contributor to the firm’s Construction blog.

Prior to law school, Brian's business experience included government loan collections and serving as general manager of a consumer collection agency in Santa Ana, California, training and working as a DRPA mediator, and an appointment to the board of directors at the former Center for Community Mediation in Costa Mesa, California.

In his last years at law school, and for three years after law school, he was affiliated with a law firm in Orange County, California, handling primarily mortgage broker and lender defense in civil matters and before the Department of Real Estate, Department of Corporations, and the U.S. department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He also handled matters involving personal injury plaintiff's actions, and conservatorship supervision for incapacitated injury plaintiffs.

He received his J.D. degree from Loyola Marymount University at the Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, as well as additional mediation training under the program's founder, the late Professor William Hobbs.

  • California State University, Fullerton, B.A.,cum laude (Philosophy)
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court,Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court,Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, 9th Circuit