Brandon represents clients in environmental and toxic tort litigation matters throughout California and nationally. His practice has also included matters involving product liability, construction defect, professional liability, personal injury and breach of contract. 

Brandon has defended a wide range of clients in civil litigation, including small businesses, large corporations, professionals and individuals. He has considerable experience in fact investigation, discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations and working with experts. He has successfully obtained relief for clients through summary judgment, favorable settlements and dismissals. Brandon has also counseled clients in a variety of industries concerning regulatory compliance and litigation strategy. 

Brandon obtained his J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where he was a member of the Journal of Science and Technology Law. While in law school, he also externed for the Honorable Barbara A. Lenk and the Honorable Frank M. Gaziano of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, where he evaluated applications for further appellate review and prepared bench memoranda. 

Representative Matters

12909 Cordary, LLC v. Berri (C.D. Cal., May 2024) | Successfully obtained federal jury verdict on behalf of residential apartment complex owner due to toxic leaks from nearby underground storage tanks (USTs). The jury found in favor of Shook’s client on claims under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and for common law trespass. The trial is believed to be the first private citizen RCRA/CERCLA civil jury trial in the country and was widely reported in the media including by the Daily Journal and Mealeys.

Media Coverage

California Federal Jury Says Gas Station Owner Violated RCRA And CERCLA, Mealey’s, May 24, 2024.

Plaintiff wins first federal jury verdict under RCRA private right of actionLos Angeles Daily Journal, May 23, 2024.