Brandon was originally a law clerk for David Yamamoto’s office in 2013. After passing the Bar, Brandon was a volunteer attorney with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles in its Long Beach Self Help Center, where he primarily assisted litigants in Family Law matters. Thereafter he practiced civil litigation, defending major car manufacturers under California’s warranty laws. Brandon returned to Family Law because he enjoys working with people and helping them reach their goals. He understands that litigation is confusing and frustrating for clients so he believes effective communication is paramount when navigating them through legal waters.
Brandon graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology, Law and Society. He thereafter attended Chapman University School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor. During law school, he was an intern with the Orange County Public Defender’s Office, Orange County District Attorney’s Office and Torrance City Attorney’s Office. As an intern, he was trusted with arguing motions and he even successfully prosecuted a criminal trial.
In addition, he was a certified mediator in Chapman’s mediation clinic, which provided him a unique opportunity to mediate actual cases (involving civil harassment restraining orders, debt collections, unlawful detainers and small claims trial de novo) and also allowed him to teach juvenile offenders mediation techniques. Brandon was honored with a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his work in the mediation clinic, which is reserved for the highest scoring student in a law class.
Brandon likes to stay active by playing basketball, snowboarding, exercising and biking with his dog. He enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures, which of course includes eating as much food as he can.