Brian D. Depew

Brian Depew

Partner, Since 1987
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Areas of Practice

  • Air and Groundwater Modeling
  • Complex Environmental Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Exposure Assessment and Risk Assessment
  • General Trial Work
  • Medical & Chiropractic Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Scientific and Medical Causation Issues

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, 1979, J.D.
  • California State University, Northridge, CA, 1975, B.A., Major in Fine Arts

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker, MediLegal Institute
  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Programs

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • American Bar Association, Section on Litigation, Member
  • American Society of Ultrasound Technical Specialists, Member
  • National Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Academy of Hospital Attorneys, Member
  • Association of Law and Medicine, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association, Member


Mr. Depew received his J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 1979.  He is admitted to the State Bar of California, the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit.  Mr. Depew specializes in scientific, medical, and causation issues.  He has successfully tried air and groundwater contamination cases, pharmaceutical cases, mercury spill cases, and tobacco cases.  His extensive litigation experience has earned him a place on the American Board of Trial Advocates.