Attorney Profiles

Brian D. Whelan

Brian has a bachelor’s degree in history from U.C. Berkeley (with honors, 2005) and a law degree (J.D.) from Rutgers University (2008), where he served as an editor on the Journal of Law and Religion.

Brian excels at all aspects of civil litigation.   Brian has tried or second-chaired nine trials, including seven jury trials (three of which lasted over a month) and has handled numerous pre-trial motions and discovery matters.  Recently Brian co-tried a race harassment jury trial which resulted in a $5.2 million jury verdict against a large national retailer in favor of our client.

Brian is a member of the Labor & Employment Section of the California Bar and was selected by the Board of Governors to serve on the California State Bar’s Committee for Administration of Justice.  Brian’s other interests include being a pilot in training, wine-making, travel (42 states, 55 countries, 5 continents and counting), basketball, and foreign languages.  Brian is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Italian.  In 2012, Brian was the party nominee for the United States Congress in the 2012 election for the 16th Congressional District (Fresno, Madera, and Merced Counties).