Brian Irion

Brian was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1985 and has been in state trial courts, in administrative hearings, before arbitration panels, in bankruptcy courts, in federal district courts, and before appellate courts ever since. Before forming his own firm, he practiced with a number of small and large firms including Wilson, Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, McKenna & Fitting in San Francisco, and Cohen, England & Whitfield in Ventura County.


  • J.D. University of California at Davis, 1985
  • B.A. University of California at Davis (Economics), 1982


  • State Bar of California 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California 1989
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 1993

Professional and Community Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (website)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Northern California Chapter
  • California State Bar Committee for the Administration of Justice (2008-2010)
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Peninsula Executives Association (website)
  • San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation Board of Directors (website)


  • Bankrupt and Loving It, The Docket, Vol. 48, No. 1 (San Mateo County Bar Ass’n 2012)(.pdf)
  • Brown Act Basics for Business Lawyers, California Business Law Reporter, Vol. 23, Nos. 1 and 3 (two parts) (CEB 2001) (.pdf)
  • Are You Accessible? An Update on the Americans with Disabilities Act, Bank Compliance, Vol. 22, No. 3 (American Bankers Association April, 2001)(.pdf)
  • Inevitable Disclosure Arrives in California, California Business Law Reporter, Vol. 21, No. 5 (CEB 2000) (.pdf)
  • Hiring Employees From Competitors, California Business Law Practitioner, Vol. XIII, No. 3 (CEB 1998) (.pdf)
  • Applying ADA Public Access Requirements In California, California Business Law Practitioner, Vol. XII, No. 3 (CEB 1997) (.pdf)
  • Consultant, Employment Law Compliance for New Businesses Chapter 1, Book 3, California Business Law Start-Up Series (CEB 1998) (.pdf)

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