Brett J. Schreiber
B.A., Florida State University ‘01
Brett Schreiber is a partner in the San Diego law firm of Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire. His practice includes mass torts, personal injury, medical malpractice and condemnation law. He and his firm have litigated and tried dozens of traumatic brain injury cases. Their client-centered approach to all cases – in particular those on behalf of the ‘walking wounded’ suffering from mTBI – have resulted in significant verdicts and settlements.
Brett is a young lawyer who has begun to distinguish himself as one of the next generation of legal leaders. In 2009 he earned recognition as one of San Diego's Top Attorneys, perhaps the youngest person to do so. He has continued each year to be honored as a top attorney through various organizations including Super Lawyer and Best Attorneys. He is also the youngest officer of the Board of Directors of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and each year chairs several committees within the organization. Under his leadership CASD has organized teach-ins in low income schools putting on mock trials to show how the legal system works. He has begun a unique clothing drive where members of the legal profession can donate used business attire to Father Joe's Community Re-Entry Program to be used by the less fortunate to wear for job interviews.
Some of his other creative projects include collecting gently used office supplies from law firms for redistribution to school children in under privileged countries, and collecting used cell phones and smart phones so they can be repurposed and donated to health care providers in sub-Saharan Africa. Access to justice and to affordable health care are issues that Brett holds very near and dear to his heart.
Despite having received numerous million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, as well as regularly being honored with legal awards and accolades, Brett’s proudest moments are often found outside of the courtroom or an awards ceremony. Whether lecturing student groups on the personal rewards of the legal profession, speaking to high school students on the dangers of distracted driving, or handling pro bono matters for those in need, Brett is guided by the Hebrew principle of ‘Tikkun olam’, which means ‘healing the world’.
Brett and his wife Shayna, a clinical psychologist, live in Ocean Beach with their two young children. They enjoy surfing, yoga, tennis, and family outings that always include their golden retriever, Maui.
Courses taught: Civ Pro II