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Rockwood & Noziska LLP


C. Brant Noziska

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Address:
9968 Hibert Street, Suite 107
San Diego, CA 92131

Telephone: (619) 224-7778
Fax: (619) 224-7779

Experience

C. Brant Noziska graduated from Colorado College in 1975. He attended University of San Diego School of Law, receiving academic scholarships, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1982. Included among his academic and scholarship awards is the 1982 recipient of the General George W. Hitchcock Jr. Scholarship Award for Excellence in Evidence and Trial Techniques. He is also a member of the University of San Diego Law Review.

Following graduation, he began work as an associate at Thorsnes, Bartolotta & McGuire, making partner in 1988. He served as partner for 15 years prior to the co-founding of Rockwood & Noziska LLP in 2001. Brant tried his first jury trial as a second year lawyer and as a third year lawyer tried Thorsnes, Bartolotta & McGuire’s first bad faith insurance denial case obtaining policy benefit prior to trial and winning punitive and emotional distress damages during trial all totaling $500,000.00. Brant attended the Hastings College of Advocacy and was a member of the Louis M. Welsh and Chester Bedell Inns of Court. He emphasized in landslide, soils subsidence and construction defect litigation as well as working on personal injury, product liability, and business tort litigation. He has co-authored a publication for the California Bar on landslide and soil subsidence as part of a series for continuing education of the bar. He has also practiced in the area of related insurance litigation, first and third party. Brant has taught Construction Defect and Insurance Bad Faith seminars and has testified in depositions and in trial as an expert on the duties of an insurer. His construction defect litigations range from single-family homes to 1200 plus unit homeowner associations. In 1990, in trial before the Honorable Kevin Midlam, Ret., he pioneered the use of bar codes and scanners combined with laser discs to present a full range of evidence including animations, video impeachment, and other demonstrative and documentary evidence. He has lectured on electronic evidence for Consumer Attorneys of California, is the recipient of San Diego Consumer Attorneys’ Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award. He co-authored Landslide and Soil Subsidence Litigation (CEB 1988). His clients have included a current member of the San Diego Superior Court bench.

Brant is an A.V. rated top attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, and referenced in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the World. Since 2003, he has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for his high professional legal standards and ethics. Brant is a seasoned trial attorney concentrating on insurance litigation, construction defect, product liability, and inverse condemnation.

Education

Colorado College, 1975
Bachelor of Arts in World Political Economics

  • Departmental Honors, Magna Cum Laude

University of San Diego School of Law, 1982
Doctor of Jurisprudence

  • University of San Diego Law Review
  • Magna Cum Laude

Community Activities

San Diego County Bar Association
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

The College of Master Advocates and Barristers
Senior Counsel Member

The American College of Barristers
Senior Counsel Member

Recognition

Two Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards
Presented by Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for Outstanding Trial Advocacy in 1800 South. Maple v. Allied Property & Casualty (2009)

Presented by Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for Outstanding Trial Advocacy For Del Coronado Santee Townhomes v. D.G. & Associates.

Top Ten Plaintiff Verdicts in California 2009
Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 27, 2010 $28.7 Million in 1800 South. Maple v. Allied Property & Casualty (2009)

Top One Hundred Verdicts (58) in the United States 2009
As published by Verdict Search an ALM publication $28.7 Million in 1800 South. Maple v. Allied Property & Casualty (2009)

Who’s Who in American Law
Marquis, 6th Edition, 1989

Who’s Who in the World
Marquis, 6th Edition, 1989

AV Preeminent Rating
The AV Preeminent Rating is the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards

Lectures

Alexander’s Legal Seminars & Publications “Trial Preparation for Construction Defect Cases”

Guest Lecturer with Justice William L. Todd, Jr. retired Associate Justice Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One at California Western School of Law

Consumer Trial Advocates, Lake Tahoe Seminar on Electronic Presentation of Evidence at Trial

Publications

Trial Bar News, Vol. 18, Issue 3, March 1995: “Tortious Breach of Settlement Agreement – Settlements a Helping Hand.” Co-Authored by Neal H. Rockwood, Esq.

Co-editor, “Landslide and Subsidence Liability,” California Board of Regents, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1988.