Brian T. Gravdal



Specialties, Experience:

In both California and Illinois, Mr. Gravdal has represented individual, corporate and institutional clients in all aspects of the litigation process, from inception to case evaluation to resolution. Favorable results have been obtained in binding and non-binding arbitration, mediation, pretrial settlement conferences, informal settlement negotiations and trial. Areas of practice include professional negligence, product and premises liability, commercial transportation, construction negligence and defect, third-party employer liability, and other general tort liability.

One Highlight:

Mr. Gravdal enjoys writing and his work has been featured in publications such as the IDC Quarterly (Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel) and the Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas. The latter publication includes an article by Mr. Gravdal on the execution of Michael Domingues by the State of Nevada in the face of express disapproval from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights based on Mr. Domingues' age (16) at the time he committed his crime.

Most Memorable Legal Moment:

In 2006, Mr. Gravdal obtained summary judgment on behalf of two foster parents in a wrongful death action brought by the biological parents of the minor decedent. More recently, Mr. Gravdal served as second chair in a multimillion-dollar traumatic brain injury trial in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago.

Away from the Law:

Mr. Gravdal enjoys literature, film, independent music, and spending time with his wife and two young children.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Professional Negligence
  • Product and Premises Liability
  • Commercial Transportation
  • Construction Negligence and Defect
  • Third-Party Employer Liability
  • General Tort Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310.447.9000  Phone
310.447.9011  Fax
University Attended:
University of Northern Iowa, B.A., 1997
Law School Attended:
Southwestern University Law School, J.D., 2005
Year of First Admission:
2006, Illinois; 2005, California
State Bar of California; State Bar of Illinois; Riverside County Bar Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association; Transportation Lawyers Association; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Associate Member, ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer's Professional Liability.

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