Brian C. Unitt Brian C. Unitt

Joined the firm in January 1985, and since that time has handled over fifty appeals, over thirty writs, and hundreds of trial court motions and oppositions. His appellate experience includes practice before the California Courts of Appeal and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and has also included filing an amicus brief and a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. He approaches appellate work from the perspective of a trial lawyer, having learned that craft from Bob Holstein, who was the founder of the firm and one of the community’s finest lawyers.

Mr. Unitt received his B.A. in History and Political Science from UC Riverside, and his law degree from King Hall School of Law at UC Davis. He has also completed the “Mediating the Litigated Case” program, a forty-two hour course offered through the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution of the Pepperdine Law School. He has over 25 years experience in appellate practice, mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Unitt has been admitted to practice in California since 1983, and is also admitted to practice in a number of Federal Courts including the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, participating on its Amicus Committee, and is a member of the American Association for Justice. (Formerly ATLA) He served as vice-president of the Inland Trial Lawyers Association in 1993.

Mr. Unitt is a founding member of the Civil Mediation Panel of the Riverside Superior Court. He also serves as an arbitrator for the Riverside Superior Court, and as a volunteer mediator for the Court of Appeal. He has taught continuing education seminars on civil procedure and tort law issues. He has been a guest lecturer on labor law issues for over ten years for the Surveyors Apprenticeship program(IUOE Local 12).

In 2006, the San Bernardino County Bar Association recognized Mr. Unitt with the Florentino Garza Fortitude Award.

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