Brett M. Weaver

Of Counsel

Before joining Johnson Fistel, Mr. Weaver was an associate at the mid-sized San Diego firms of Johnson Bottini, LLP, Butz Dunn DeSantis & Bingham, and Mazzarella Dunwoody & Caldarelli.

Mr. Weaver was named a “Super Lawyer” for Business Litigation in 2013, 2014, 2015, and again in 2016 by Super Lawyer Magazine.

Areas of Practice:  In addition to complex business litigation, Mr. Weaver’s practice areas include consumer class actions, securities litigation, professional-malpractice defense, employment law, and real-estate disputes.  Mr. Weaver has also handled a number of “anti-SLAPP” cases arising from the exercise of free speech and petitioning activities.  Mr. Weaver has litigated cases in both state and federal court and has handled all aspects of litigation including mediations, arbitrations, and trial.  In addition, Mr. Weaver has argued before the California, Arizona, Washington State, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Qualifications and Activities:  Mr. Weaver was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1999.  He is currently admitted in good standing with the following courts:

  • All courts in the State of California
  • The United States District Court for the Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Ninth Circuit

Mr. Weaver is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • Louis M. Welch American Inn of Court
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Governors/Executive Committee Member

Mr. Weaver also volunteers with the following organizations:

  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc.
  • Old Town Academy – Mock Trial Program Director

Education and Awards:  Mr. Weaver received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1999.  Mr. Weaver actively participated in Moot Court and was named a member of the Moot Court Board, National Moot Court Team, and was named the school’s Most Outstanding Oral Advocate.  Mr. Weaver graduated with honors from the University of Arizona in 1996, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

During law school, Mr. Weaver served as a judicial extern for Justice Judith L. Haller at the California Court of Appeal (4th District, Division 1) and Judge J. Richard Haden (Ret.) at the San Diego Superior Court.

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