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Brett Christopher Drouet

Brett Christopher Drouet

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Biography

“Brett Drouet was relentless in the pursuit of justice for me. He is so knowledgeable and a great lawyer and person. I refer family and friends to him.”
– Phil K.

Brett C. Drouet, Esq., is a sixth generation Southern Californian, who has served Southern, Central and Northern California clients for over two decades as a member of the California State Bar.

Mr. Drouet is recognized as a litigator’s litigator, who is uniquely experienced in catastrophic personal injury and death actions for trauma victims in auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, bicycle accidents, worksite accidents, DUI victim/plaintiff, construction defect, product liability and medical malpractice.

Having represented Fortune 500 companies and major insurance companies’ insureds in thousands of catastrophic personal injury and death actions for over a decade, Mr. Drouet is a seasoned litigation veteran representing trauma victims, who have suffered life-changing injuries.

Education
University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D. (1997) | Law
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Honors: Graduated Top 20% (Honors 1995 - 1997)
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California State University - Los Angeles
B.A. (1994) | Broadcast, Radio & Television
Honors: National Dean's List and Honor Roll
Activities: Directed Hands Across America Documentary
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The American Film Institute
Cinematography Fellowship
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Professional Experience
Owner
Law Offices Of Brett C. Drouet
Current
Awards
Lawyers of Distinction 2022
Lawyers of Distinction
Elite Lawyer 2021 and 2022
Elite Lawyer
Elite Lawyer Award 2021 and 2022
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 192889
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 192889
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Initial 30 minute consultation. Get a Free Second Opinion on Your Existing Case.
  • Contingent Fees
    There are no attorneys fees if no recovery.
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Areas
  • Auto Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Worksite Accidents
  • Dog Bite
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • DUI Victim/Plaintiff
  • Bus Accidents
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Is it possible to get an advance of around 5,000$ while waiting for the case to settle? Pedestrian vs car has
A: Yes, there are companies, who will provide no recourse advances against your recovery (settlement or judgment). Advances are monies paid to a claimant or plaintiff with a promise to repay with interest. No recourse means if you don’t recover money, then you would owe nothing (this means no settlement or judgment). However, the interest rates for an advancement are very high, and you are better off using a credit card or get monies from friends or family if you can. So you should only get an advance if you have no other choice and are desperately in need of money. Your attorney would need to agree to the advancement (they sign the agreement), which places a lien against your recovery. You should think long and hard before getting an advance, because you could end up paying a large portion of your recovery to the advancement company, sometimes paying 2 to 3 or more times than you were advanced.
Q. What is the proper written method to request or demand extension of time for request to produce documents?
A: Requesting an extension to respond to a request for production of documents or interrogatories is an informal matter. As a good practice, you should seek the extension in a writing via email or fax. An example would be, as follows: "Dear Counsel, I am requesting a [state # days or weeks, etc..] to serve a response to [insert name of discovery propounding on my client [name] by your client [name]. As such, my client's response would be due on [insert date]. Kindly please confirm your gracious extension. Thank you in advance for your anticipated and very much appreciated cooperation and courtesy." You need to make sure you obtain a confirmation from the opposing counsel, which confirms the requested extension.
Q. CAN I HAVE A LEGAL CASE IF I WAS INJURED BUT DIDN’T SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT?
A: Yes, and you should contact an experienced attorney for a free consultation. I have had clients, who didn't obtain medical treatment for weeks or even months due to various reasons, including lack of resources or medical insurance, and we were able to guide them to obtain proper medical treatment and make recovery for their personal injuries. If you were injured and still need medical treatment, there are many resources for you to obtain medical treatment. If you were injured and the injury has resolved, you still will likely need to get a healthcare provider to evaluate you to obtain a recovery for an injury under most circumstances.
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Law Offices of Brett C. Drouet
1801 Century Park East
24th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Toll-Free: (855) 500-2255
Telephone: (626) 644-1755
Fax: (310) 356-3855
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
2772 Gateway Road
Suite 250
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Toll-Free: (855) 500-2255
Telephone: (626) 644-1755
Fax: (760) 683-6087
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed