Robert D. Brugge

Robert D. Brugge: Attorney with Knapp, Petersen & Clarke A Professional Corporation AV stamp icon
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Mr. Brugge is a Director with the firm. He received his bachelor of arts degree in 1976 from Loyola University of Los Angeles and his juris doctor from Southwestern University School of Law in 1979. While in law school he received the American Jurisprudence Award for Estate Planning and Taxation.

Mr. Brugge is admitted to the State Bar of California; the United States District Court for the Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California; and the United States Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal. He is a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, past president of the Glendale Bar Association, and has served as a court-appointed arbitrator/mediator. He serves on the executive committee of the Glendale I Chapter of ProVisors.

Prior to joining Knapp, Petersen & Clarke, Mr. Brugge served as house counsel for Fremont Indemnity Insurance Company and was a partner at another Los Angeles law firm. His major areas of practice include general civil litigation, with an emphasis on insurance coverage, professional errors and omissions, real estate, agricultural loss, and commercial and intellectual property law. He also specializes in appellate work and has obtained many published appellate decisions in state and federal courts.

Mr. Brugge has conducted numerous seminars and workshops for clients in such areas as tort law, insurance contract interpretation, real estate, construction defect, environmental law, and civil procedure. He is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Insurance Law
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(818) 547-5148  Phone
(818) 547-5329  Fax
University Attended:
Loyola University, B.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
Southwestern University, J.D., 1979
Year of First Admission:
1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; 1980, California; 1980, U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California
Glendale Bar Association (Past President); Association of Southern California Defense Counsel; ProVisors; Esquire Network.
Birth Information:
Utah, 1954
Reported Cases:
Grand Rent A Car Corp. v. 20th Century Ins. Co. (1994) 25 Cal.App.4th 1242 [31 Cal.Rptr.2d 88];
State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Davis (9th Cir. 1993) 7 F.3d 180;
Interinsurance Exchange v. Spectrum Investment Corp (1989) 209 Cal.App.3d 1243 [258 Cal.Rptr. 43];
Denny v. St. Paul Guardian Ins. Co. (1987) 196 Cal.App.3d 73 [241 Cal.Rptr. 520];
Tiffany v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. (1993) 14 Cal.App.4th 1763 [19 Cal.Rptr.2d 264];
State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co. v. Eastman (1984) 158 Cal.App.3d 562 [204 Cal.Rptr. 827];
Novell, Inc. v. Federal Ins. Co. (10th Cir. 1998) 141 F.3d 983
Hobbies & interests:
Skiing, golfing, bonsai tree sculpture

Peer Reviews

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