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Edwin B. Brown

Edwin B. Brown

Costa Mesa, CA

(949) 459-3148


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Mr. Brown has been a litigator for over 37 years. For over 25 years he was a senior partner in a mid-size firm and has handled numerous jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and mediations. Mr. Brown has handled cases involving personal and work injuries, insurance coverage, breach of contract, premises liability, malpractice, product liability and wrongful death. Mr. Brown has prepared and argued scores of appeals to the California Appellate Courts, California Supreme Court and Ninth District Federal Court of Appeals. One of Mr. Brown’s cases before the California Supreme Court clarified a retail store owner’s duty to patrons when faced with a robbery in progress. (Kentucky Fried Chicken v. Superior Court (1997) 14 Cal.4th 814. In another case Mr. Brown argued to the California Supreme Court, the court determined the protection that should be given to “Good Samaritans” who to try to help at the scene of accidents. (Van Horn v. Watson (2008) 45 Cal.4th 322). Mr. Brown has extended his practice to include helping immigrants seeking work visas or citizenship, federal employees who have employment concerns and defending people charged with crimes.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration
  • Employment Law
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • Brigham Young University

Representative Cases

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken v. Superior Court, 14 Cal.4th 814
  • Van Horn v. Watson , 45 Cal.4th 322
  • Weston Reid LLC v. AIG , 174 Cal.App.4th 940
  • Bouton v. USAA Casualty Company, 43 Cal.4th 1190
  • Lincoln Fountain Villas Homeowners Assn. v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 136 Cal.App.4th 999
  • 1231 Euclid Homeowners Assn. v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 135 Cal.App.4th 1008
  • Lamden v. La Jolla Shores Clubdominium Homeowners Assn. (Amicus), 21 Cal.4th 249
  • Pamela W. v. Millsom (Amicus), 25 Cal.App.4th 950

Representative Clients

  • General Motors Corp
  • Taco Bell
  • 21st Century Insurance
  • La Quinta Inns, Inc.
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • KFC
  • Farmers Insurance Group
  • Chrysler Automobile Company


  • Mary Anne Ridgeway, State Farm Insurance
  • Susan White, Farmers Insurance Group
  • Ray Branker, State Farm Insurance
  • Judge James L. Crandall, OCSC

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Executive Office of Immigration Review, Dept. of Justice (Pending)

Past Employment Positions

  • Crandall, Wade & Lowe
  • Smith, Smith & Feeley


  • Spanish

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