ATTORNEYS

Brenda Carey

PARTNER

BIO
Negotiation is my strongest skill. Drawing on my education in Communication Studies, I understand what is needed to find agreement, even in tricky situations. I care deeply about each of my clients' well-being and personal success. I am honored to be chosen as your ally, your warrior. Contracts are the result of our agreements, and must be drawn properly to protect and enhance your interests. Forms and evidence, likewise. Every word matters. My counsel to you will be detailed and well-informed, providing you with tools for success. No waste, no b.s., just smart solutions, based on my heartfelt connection to your life goals, which become my own. 

EDUCATION
J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley, 2002

Communication Studies (Rhetoric), B.A., Magna Cum Laude,

Loyola Marymount University, 1999

MEMBER 
Washington D.C. Bar Number: 495342

Arizona Bar Number: 035782

CREDENTIALS:
Professor, Communication Studies, Hawaii Pacific University, 2006-08

Author, California Animal Law Handbook (Field Guide for Law Enforcement Officers), 2006

Executive Director, Bureau of Humane Law Enforcement, 2004-2006

Negotiation Competitor and champion, 1998, 2001

Editor, Environmental Law Quarterly, 1999-2002

Debate Team, Loyola Marymount University, 1997-1999

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Brian Acree

PARTNER

BIO
I have over 20 years of experience litigating environmental, consumer protection, trademark and other public interest lawsuits in state and federal courts.  I will bring those two decades of skill to your case, and know how to make the most persuasive arguments possible to a judge, jury, or administrative hearing officer.  

 

My experience as an immigration attorney has also been very rewarding - it has allowed me to meet people from all over the world, and has required me to advocate for clients in numerous different settings, including family law courts, immigration courts, and at USCIS interviews.  I am the son of an immigrant, and hold dual citizenship myself, so I am personally familiar with how challenging the immigration system can be, and how important it is to you and your family that your case is handled quickly and effectively.

EDUCATION
Golden Gate University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, 1998.

English and Sociology B.A., University of California at Davis, 1995

BAR LOCATION
California Bar Member, 202505

CREDENTIALS:

Trial Attorney, 1999-present
Legal Research Staff, Lead Safe California, 1997-98
Editor, Golden Gate University Law Review, 1997-98