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Brian Hamblet is a partner at Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP with over 15 years of litigation experience. His interest in defending public entities began in 1995 while he was a law clerk at a firm defending the cities of Beverly Hills and Ventura. Since then, Brian has developed a strong background defending governmental entities and their employees in tort litigation, particularly premises liability, dangerous condition of public property, wrongful death, constitutional law, and civil rights litigation. He has also successfully litigated and tried cases to verdict for both public agencies and private clients in the areas of bodily injury, contract disputes, employment discrimination, products liability, motor vehicle warranty, toxic tort, and unfair business practices, as well as bankruptcy, preference and fraudulent transfer litigation.
Brian also serves as the City Prosecutor for numerous cities including Rosemead, Camarillo, and Santa Clarita where he successfully handles criminal litigation and prosecution of code enforcement matters. Serving in these capacities has given Brian a broad range of litigation experience which he continues to expand upon to successfully represent his clients.
Brian received his B.A. in philosophy with a minor in business administration from UCLA in 1987. He graduated magna cum laude from Loyola Law School, in 2000 where he was ranked number one in his division and received numerous honors including the Order of the Coif, the Sayre MacNeil Scholars Award, the Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence, the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Ethical Lawyering, and First Honors Awards in 1st Amendment Law, as well as Initiative and Referendum Law. Brian was also appointed a member of the Order of the Coif, the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society, and Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society and was an Editor on the Loyola Law Review. Brian has also lectured extensively for the City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County (“CAALAC”) as well as the University of Southern California, Loyola Law School, and Mount Saint Mary’s College.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Brian was an apprentice editor on the movie, Father of the Bride II.
- Palassanian v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (2011) WL 227992
- Nunan v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (2010) WL 4122706
- Bell v. Pierce (2009) WL 475783
- Chase v. County of Los Angeles (2007) WL 646241
- Melek v. City of Ontario (2006) WL 2925376
- Acker v. City of Ontario (2006) WL 540888
- J.D., magna cum laude, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, 2000
- B.A., Dean's List, University of California, Los Angeles, 1987
- State Bar of California
- United States District Court for the Central District of California
- City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- St. Mel School, Woodland Hills, Vice-President of the PTO