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Attorney Information


2300 Clayton Rd. Suite 350
Concord, CA  94520
T: 510.832.7770
F: 510.832.0102


Practice Groups
Professional Liability
Real Estate

Admitted to Practice
– All courts in the State of California
– U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California
– U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

J.D., Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School, 1999
B.A., cum laude (Philosophy), California State University at Fullerton, 1995

Presentations and Articles
– "Recent Updates In California Real Estate Law"
Co-Authored with Joseph J. (JJ) Minioza

– "Keeping Home Inspectors Out of Suits: Minimizing Litigation by Maximizing Information," presented with Steve Dollar to the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA), November, 2010.

– "Mold Disclosure Issues in Real Estate Transactions," presented to Better Homes Realty, Sacramento, 2007

– "How to Defend and Protect Your Real Estate License and Professional Reputation from a Failure to Disclose Lawsuit or a Department of Real Estate Audit," presented with J.J. Minioza to Barrelier Associates, the Bay East Realtor Association, SAMCAR, and private clients, 2005 and 2006

– "Real Estate Disclosure and Department of Real Estate Compliance Issues," presented to private client, 2005, with Oakland partner J.J. Minioza


Mr. Sanders is a shareholder and partner in the Oakland office. His primary focus is on complex construction defect litigation. He is co-chair of the firmís Construction practice group. However, his practice also encompasses personal injury, premises liability, product liability, mass tort, business defense and professional responsibility matters. Mr. Sanders is a member of the Association for Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevadaís Construction Defect Committee. He frequently publishes (most recently in the Oakland Business Journal) and speaks (recently at the Claims Conference of Northern California) on matters within his expertise. He is also a frequent contributor to the firmís Construction blog.

Prior to law school, Brian's business experience included government loan collections and serving as general manager of a consumer collection agency in Santa Ana, California, training and working as a DRPA mediator, and an appointment to the board of directors at the former Center for Community Mediation in Costa Mesa, California.

In his last years at law school, and for three years after law school, he was affiliated with a law firm in Orange County, California, handling primarily mortgage broker and lender defense in civil matters and before the Department of Real Estate, Department of Corporations, and the U.S. department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He also handled matters involving personal injury plaintiff's actions, and conservatorship supervision for incapacitated injury plaintiffs.

Brian received his undergraduate degree in philosophy, cum laude, from the California State University at Fullerton. He received his J.D. degree from Loyola Marymount University at the Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, as well as additional mediation training under the program's founder, the late Professor William Hobbs.