Craig R. Breitman specializes in representing parties involved in all types kinds of civil litigation, with an emphasis on tort and related matters. Mr. Breitman focuses on accidents and large property damage losses, as well as litigation arising from construction incidents, premises issues, product liability issues and professional liability claims of all kinds. Mr. Breitman advises his clients on business claims before suit and after, as well as through the appeal process, if needed. His expertise also includes trials in all courts - state and federal, both in California as well as pro hac vice in other jurisdictions. He also handles all types of alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration, and high/low trial, etc.
Mr. Breitman has represented clients in a consulting capacity to determine the viability of a claim before suit is brought, including claims in subrogation. He has appeared in the Appellate Courts of the State of California with multiple published decisions.
Mr. Breitman attended the University of California, San Diego (Muir College) and then transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated in 1978 with a degree in Psychology. He received his J.D. at Southwestern Law School in 1982. He is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, all Federal Courts within the State of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has practiced law continuously since 1982.
Mr. Breitman has served as Judge Pro Tempore in the Los Angeles Municipal (Limited Jurisdiction) Court and as Arbitrator and Mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court Arbitration Program. He received a Certificate from the 40 hour mediation program provided by Pepperdine Law School, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, "Mediating the Litigated Case," August, 2011.
Mr. Breitman is involved in community activities in his hometown, where he active in Region 18's AYSO program as an Advanced Referee, a Certified Referee Instructor and a Certified Referee Assessor. He has been voted a Superlawyer continuously since 2007.