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Blaine M. Brown

Blaine M. Brown

OC Trial Group, APC
  • Elder Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Probate ...
  • California
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Biography

Blaine M. Brown is a co-founder of the OC Trial Group and acts as one of the primary Trial attorneys. Since Mr. Brown was five years old, he knew he wanted to be a Trial attorney, tagging along with his father to jury trials, depositions, and other legal events. Mr. Brown loved experiencing first-hand the competitive world successful Trial attorneys thrive in on a day-to-day basis. Mr. Brown’s background and life-long exposure to the legal profession gives him a unique perspective into the hard work and attention to detail it takes to be a successful Trial attorney.

Within the past year, Mr. Brown has obtained sought out litigation success in defending against financial elder abuse actions against several clients. In one of the cases, Mr. Brown obtained a dismissal with prejudice of the Petition against his Client for financial elder abuse in the middle of deposing the Petitioner.

Mr. Brown has received numerous awards, including but not limited to being selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star and was awarded the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award each year since 2020.

Mr. Brown’s litigation experience includes, but is not limited to complex Trust litigation, financial elder abuse, real property disputes, business litigation, contract disputes, and personal injury suits. In addition to Mr. Brown’s extensive litigation experience, he also represents clients in uncontested Trust matters and transactional estate planning. Mr. Brown’s past representation of Clients in litigation and/or uncontested matters has encompassed the following legal areas:

Financial Elder Abuse Actions
Nursing Home Abuse
Breach of Fiduciary Duty Actions
Breach of Trust Actions
Trustee Removal Actions
Surcharge Actions
Accounting Actions
Fraud Actions
Shareholder Disputes
Dissolution Actions
Property Disputes
Trust Administration
Breach of Contract
Misappropriation of Trust Funds
Undue Influence Actions

Education
California State University - Chico
B.S. | Business Administration with Finance
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Western State College of Law at Argosy University
J.D. | Law
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Salutatorian Class Rank: 2 Law Review: Marketing Editor Moot Court: Student Competitor Business Law Association: President Witkin Excellence Award/Highest Grade: 14 courses
Activities: Law Review Moot Court Business Law Association
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Professional Experience
Shareholder/Trial Attorney
OC Trial Group, APC
- Current
Trust and Probate Litigation: complex trust and probate litigation, including but not limited to the following: (1) wills and trust contests; and (2) breach of fiduciary duties. Business Law/Litigation: business/corporate law and litigation, including but not limited to the following: (1) formation and restructuring of business entities; (2) company transactions; (3) asset purchase and stock sale agreements; (4) shareholder agreements; and (5) disputes between partners/shareholders. Estate Planning: planning the estates of clients, including but not limited to the following: (1) advanced planning of wills and trusts; (2) special needs trusts; (3) inheritance tax planning; (4) gifting and charitable planning; and (5) advising trustees. Real Estate Law/Litigation: real estate law and litigation, including but not limited to the following: (1) real estate purchase agreements, leases, etc.; (2) property tax issues; (3) titling of residential, commercial, and income properties.
Trial Attorney
Hess Verdon & Associates, APC
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Trust and Probate Litigation: complex trust and probate litigation, including but not limited to the following: (1) wills and trust contests; and (2) breach of fiduciary duties. Business Law/Litigation: business/corporate law and litigation, including but not limited to the following: (1) formation and restructuring of business entities; (2) company transactions; (3) asset purchase and stock sale agreements; (4) shareholder agreements; and (5) disputes between partners/shareholders. Estate Planning: planning the estates of clients, including but not limited to the following: (1) advanced planning of wills and trusts; (2) special needs trusts; (3) inheritance tax planning; (4) gifting and charitable planning; and (5) advising trustees. Real Estate Law/Litigation: real estate law and litigation, including but not limited to the following: (1) real estate purchase agreements, leases, etc.; (2) property tax issues; (3) titling of residential, commercial, and income properties.
Trial Attorney
Gates, Gonter, Guy, Proudfoot, & Muench, LLP
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Responsible for taking cases from the initial client meeting through to conclusion, becoming intimately involved in meeting my clients’ legal needs. Specific duties include: Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a diverse range of agreements, and file comprehensive complaints and airtight responses. Working closely with team to develop comprehensive briefs and prepare persuasive motions on each case that goes to trial; prepare persuasive motions. Interfacing with clients about discovery, depositions, trial preparation, and other case-related work. Conducting depositions (excess of 60 lay and expert witness) and discovery; perform industry research on legal matters related to specific matters, as well applicable legislation. Making frequent court appearances, hearings, and pre-trial conferences (excess of 35)
Law Clerk
Gates, Gonter, Guy, Proudfoot, & Muench, LLP
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Searched and studied legal documents, investigated facts and law of cases, determined causes of action, and prepared cases. Additionally, screened petitions, motions, and complaints filed to determine the litigant's legal merits. Attended several jury trials with the managing partner, using these one-on-one interactions to better understand the legal issues involved in each case.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Obtaining a Default Judgment
Obtaining Entry of Default
Tips For Filing a Complaint in California
Considering Whether to Take a Case
Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings
Should a Demurrer Be Filed as a Responsive Pleading?
Should You Use a Corporation to Conduct Business?
Should You Use an LLC to Conduct Business?
Tips for Drafting an Answer
Speaking Engagements
Modern Over-Prescription of Medication
The Great Debate
Oral Arguments
Western State College of Law Advanced Appellate Advocacy
ADA Regulations
ABA National Moot Court Competition
Tournament Judge
Western State College of Law 1L Moot Court
Awards
Avvo "10/10 Superb"
Avvo
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Lead Counsel Verified
Law Info
The Lead Counsel Verification offers consumers and businesses an objective and comprehensive evaluation tool to use when selecting legal representation. This verification is provided to attorneys who have a "spotless record" and "the right professional experience."
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selection to the 2023 California Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state. To be eligible for the Rising Stars list, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice 10 years or less. On to the next goal.
Avvo Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
The Avvo Clients’ Choice Award is awarded to select attorneys based on the rating they acquire. Avvo uses the Avvo Rating to evaluate an attorney’s background based upon the Avvo profile of the attorney and additional info they collect from other public web sources, such as the state bar associations and lawyer websites.
Ones to Watch
Best Lawyers
The "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" award is a recognition program by "Best Lawyers," a prominent legal publication and rating organization. It is designed to acknowledge outstanding attorneys who are earlier in their careers. The "Ones to Watch" distinction is typically awarded to attorneys who have been in practice for less than ten years and have demonstrated exceptional professional excellence in their respective areas of law.
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selection to the 2023 California Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state. To be eligible for the Rising Stars list, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice 10 years or less. On to the next goal.
Avvo Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
The Avvo Clients’ Choice Award is awarded to select attorneys based on the rating they acquire. Avvo uses the Avvo Rating to evaluate an attorney’s background based upon the Avvo profile of the attorney and additional info they collect from other public web sources, such as the state bar associations and lawyer websites.
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selection to the 2023 California Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state. To be eligible for the Rising Stars list, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice 10 years or less. On to the next goal.
Avvo Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
The Avvo Clients’ Choice Award is awarded to select attorneys based on the rating they acquire. Avvo uses the Avvo Rating to evaluate an attorney’s background based upon the Avvo profile of the attorney and additional info they collect from other public web sources, such as the state bar associations and lawyer websites.
Avvo Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
The Avvo Clients’ Choice Award is awarded to select attorneys based on the rating they acquire. Avvo uses the Avvo Rating to evaluate an attorney’s background based upon the Avvo profile of the attorney and additional info they collect from other public web sources, such as the state bar associations and lawyer websites.
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 325627
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 325627
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Elder Law
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Additional Practice Area
  • Trust and Estates Litigation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Blog
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OC Trial Group, APC
2901 West Coast Highway, Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Telephone: (714) 202-2640