Brett E. Bitzer, Attorney


Brett Bitzer is an associate in Callahan, Thompson, Sherman & Caudill, LLP’s Irvine Office. Brett represents various business entities and individuals in a wide variety of complex legal disputes including, but not limited to, business litigation, intellectual property disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, professional malpractice, fraud, defamation, elder abuse, malicious prosecution, employment litigation, breach of contract, probate litigation, and general negligence. Brett is a skilled litigator who knows how to cost efficiently prepare and posture complex litigation cases successfully for trial and/or settlement. Brett prides himself on always being organized and prepared in order to obtain the best result for his clients.

Brett joined Callahan, Thompson, Sherman, & Caudill, LLP in the spring of 2015 after spending his first five years of practice in Sacramento working at the boutique civil litigation firm. Brett is recently married and enjoys playing tennis and golf.

J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

B.A., University of Nevada, Reno

California State Bar, 2009

United States District Court, Central District, 2015

People of the State of California vs. Alfred Villalobos et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. SC107850: Successfully obtained derivative use immunity agreements from the California Attorney General’s Office for two non-party percipient witnesses in the largest pension fraud case in the history of California.

Luan v. Stagg, Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 05AS030: Substituted into a complex legal malpractice action prior to trial and negotiated a confidential settlement that was double the amount of the prior offer obtained by former counsel.

Luan v. Boli, San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-14-541252: Successfully obtained a confidential settlement in a legal malpractice action without having to litigate the dispute.

Wolden et al. v. Arnold et al., Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2014-00159556: Successfully drafted an anti-SLAPP motion striking a defamation cause of action alleged against my client and was awarded $15,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs.

Meyers v. Catholic Healthcare West et al., San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-09-492218: Successfully drafted a Motion for Summary Judgment that resulted in a dismissal of the action against my client.

Fogarty et al. v. Aikins et al, San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-09-492741:Successfully obtained a confidential settlement in a legal malpractice action days before trial was set to commence.