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About Us

Thomas S. Brigham

thomas-brighamThomas Brigham was born in San Mateo, California, December 16, 1943. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1970. He received a B.A. in Social Science from California State University Fresno in 1966 and a J.D. with honors from George Washington University Law School in 1969 where he was a member of Order of the Coif and the Law Review from 1967-1968. Mr. Brigham is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability and is a California Super Lawyer.

Mr. Brigham is a trial attorney who has handled over 200 cases to decision, including over 40 jury trials and 18 arbitration hearings. In addition, Mr. Brigham has handled hundreds of cases that have successfully settled before trial. Mr. Brigham's cases have included many business and real estate contract disputes, other business litigation including partnership and corporate dissolution and trade secret litigation, real estate litigation involving easement and boundary disputes, real estate fraud, partition actions, both direct and inverse condemnation actions, environmental litigation, and landlord tenant disputes, construction defect litigation, errors and omissions defense of real estate brokers, appraisers, architects and engineers, as well as extensive title company defense, and all forms of estate and trust litigation.

Reported Cases

Graham v. Hopkins (1993) 13 Cal.App.4th 1438; Assoc. for Protection etc. v. City of Ukiah (1991) 2 Cal.App.4th 720; Spilman v. California Highway Patrol (1989) 212 Cal.App.3d 59; Ukiah Daily Journal v. Sup. Ct. (1985) 165 Cal.App.3d 788; L-P Corp v. Philo Lumber Co. (1985) 163 Cal.App.3d 1212; Soli v. Sup. Ct. (1980) 103 Cal.App.3d 72; Lanam v. Civil Service Com. (1978) 80 Cal.App.3d 315; Talbot v. Wake (1977) 74 Cal.App.3d 428;Masonite v. PG&E (1976) 65 Cal.App.3d 1; Phillips v. Bartolomie (1975) 46 Cal.App.3d 346; Guardianship of Pankey (1974) 38 Cal.App.3d 919; Bayside Timber v. Board of Supervisors (1971) 20 Cal.App.3d 1; In re Bryant (1971) 19 Cal.App.3d 933.

Clients Have Included

First American Title Co.; Realty World/Selzer Realty; Mendocino Community Health Clinic, Inc.; Willow County Water District; Steele Winery; North Country Real Estate; Crane of Ukiah Construction; Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation; Masonite Corporation, Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Georgia Pacific Corp., Ukiah Daily Journal, Gulf Oil Company, State Farm Insurance Company, Bank One, and Dell Inc., among others.

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Brooke A. Brigham

brookeBrooke Brigham was born in San Mateo, California on October 24, 1969. She was admitted to the California Bar in 1997. She received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1991 and a J.D. with honors from San Francisco Law School in 1997, graduating as the class Valedictorian. Ms. Brigham was the Managing Editor of the San Francisco Law Review from 1995 to 1996 and the author of two comments: “Fear of the Floodgates: Why the California Supreme Court will not hold a school district liable under respondeat superior when a teacher molests a student” (1994-1995 edition) and “Election 2000: The process; the public; and the possibilities” (2000-2001 edition). Ms. Brigham was a Roger Traynor Moot Court Competitor in 1996 and team coach in 1997. Ms. Brigham was a professor of law at San Francisco Law School from 1998-2002 teaching contracts writing and legal analysis. She also and served as the San Francisco Law Review Faculty Advisor and Moot Court advisor. Her professional associations include: Women Defenders, member 1997-2004, Member of Board of Directors 2003-2004; California State Bar Committee on Women in the Law, 1998-2001; Alameda County Bar Association, co-chair of Barrister’s Club Mentor Program, 1997-1998.

Ms. Brigham is an experienced litigator, having handled hundreds of highly contested and complex cases, including all forms of business and real estate litigation and has extensive experience in estate and trust litigation.