Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, announced today that Briana J. Bramer has joined the firm’s Walnut Creek office as a Senior Counsel in the Litigation Department.
Briana focuses her practice on complex litigation in both federal and state court. She is experienced in a variety of civil litigation matters, including commercial real estate, contract disputes, premises liability, products liability, and compliance with the Toxic Substances Control Act under the EPA. Briana has managed cases at all stages of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, and trial.
After graduating from law school, Briana returned to assist the UC Hastings Trial Team in the American Bar Association Trial Advocacy and Student Trial Advocacy Competitions. She is the proud coach of the 2013 and 2014 ABA Regional Finalists, 2015 ABA National Champions, and 2018 STAC National Champions.
Before joining Miller Starr Regalia, Briana was Of Counsel at Ropers Majeski, PC.
J.D., University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings College of the Law) (2013)
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, cum laude (2010)
Won a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a homeowner dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint for premises liability because the alleged assault did not occur on our client’s property and because our client was not liable for third-party criminal conduct.
Represented the distributor of research laboratory products in a complex litigation action involving claims for breach of a commercial real estate contract and environmental contamination. Assisted the client in ensuring compliance with CLRA.
Represented the manufacturer of a nationally distributed product to ensure compliance with the Toxic Substances Control Act under the EPA. We also assisted the client in complying with CLRA and other EPA rules.
Negotiated a highly favorable settlement on behalf of a commercial landlord to resolve a dispute involving claims for breach of contract brought by its commercial tenant after the client exercised its option not to renew the lease.
Won a motion to strike the plaintiff’s claims for punitive damages for alleged negligence and premises liability on the grounds that the plaintiff failed to produce evidence showing punitive damages or any cause of action that would support said damages were warranted.
Successfully negotiated additional reasonable accommodations for a minor, including a part-time aide on behalf of a parent of a child with disabilities.
Won a motion for attorneys’ fees and costs in DC federal court based on “lodestar” calculation (special education law), determined by the court to be appropriate in light of the successful outcome at the administrative hearing on behalf of the parent and guardian ad litem of a child who had been denied a free and appropriate public education.
Represented the parent of a child with disabilities to develop a behavioral intervention plan and secure an appropriate least restrictive environment in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
United States District Court - Northern District of California
United States District Court - Southern District of California
United States District Court - Central District of California
United States District Court - Eastern District of California