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Katie J. Brinson

Senior Counsel
fax +1 213.488.1178

Katie Brinson represents clients in matters arising out of contractual disputes, employment disputes, and personal injury, including the defense of cases involving professional liability, intellectual property, transportation, and product liability.

In addition to counseling clients or consulting on matters not in suit, Katie litigates in both state and federal courts on behalf of individuals, small businesses, and large corporations, handling all aspects of litigation from initial investigation through trial. Katie works actively and collaboratively with every client to represent and protect each client’s distinct interests. Her unique approach to problem solving and willingness to tailor her methods in any given situation gives her clients a distinct advantage in both litigated and non-litigated matters.

Prior to her civil litigation career, Katie worked for the Alameda County Public Defender’s office, representing indigent clients in a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases.


B.A., University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California
J.D., with High Honors, Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California


Trained at the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Jack Daniels Trial School


Managing Editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Representative Experience

  • Represented an international hotel chain in a federal court case where the plaintiff claimed she was attacked by bed bugs during her one night stay. Presented evidence that the plaintiff’s injuries were not from bed bugs and that there was no evidence of any bed bug infestation, and after less than 45 minutes of deliberation, the jury returned a defense verdict. Argued a motion to tax costs wherein the court awarded the client was entitled to recover over $10,000 in attorney fees and costs associated with the litigation.
  • Represented a well renowned residential home and community builder in an action brought by a plaintiff claiming that an intersection within the community was defectively designed, which the plaintiff alleged was the cause of catastrophic personal injuries sustained when as a pedestrian she was struck by a vehicle traveling through the intersection.
  • Prepared and filed a motion for summary judgment in an employment discrimination matter where the plaintiff alleged she was wrongfully terminated.
  • Settled over a dozen cases filed in four United States jurisdictions and two international jurisdictions wherein women alleged that a sperm bank failed to recognize signs of schizophrenia in a sperm donor whose donations were used to produce children and whom claimed that they suffered emotional distress related to the fear that their children would develop the allegedly hereditary mental illness.