Brunn & Flynn Attorneys

Brunn & Flynn Attorneys

The Modesto law office of Brunn & Flynn was founded in 1963 to serve businesses and individuals locally and statewide in the areas of business and corporate law, civil litigation, estate planning, personal injury, and family law.

Firm Overview

Brunn & Flynn, A Professional Corporation, a Modesto law firm serving all of Stanislaus County, the Central Valley, and helping individuals and businesses throughout the State of California in the areas of business and corporate law, civil litigation, estate planning, personal injury, and family law. With over 50 years of experience, the firm of Brunn & Flynn and its attorneys and staff are dedicated to excellence in the practice of law. We strive to provide high-quality legal representation that serves our clients by protecting their rights, promoting their interests, and securing results. As a testament to our commitment to quality, integrity, and professionalism, the firm has been rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded by this leading legal publisher of attorney directories and legal information. While we have extensive experience in the state and federal courts throughout California, our lawyers also engage in a great deal of mediation and arbitration, and are committed to resolving disputes in the quickest and most efficient manner that benefits our clients. Whether you are an individual, a small business, a major insurance carrier, or a governmental entity, contact Brunn & Flynn, A Professional Corporation, to find out how we can help you with your legal needs.
Main Office
Main Office
928 12th Street, Suite 200
Modesto  CA  95354
Phone
  • 209-521-2133
Fax
  • 209-521-7584
Websites

Office Information

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m./Monday through Friday
Office Manager
Diane Porter
Business
If you need assistance with your business from entity formation and purchase of property to representation in a breach of contract or other claim, please contact Brunn & Flynn.
Business/Corporate Law and Litigation Transactions Our transactional practice includes business entity formation, real estate purchases and leases, and contracts of all types. When forming a business, knowing whether to incorporate as a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other type of entity can have serious implications regarding issues such as taxation and revenue, liability, management and control, and business succession planning. Whether you are new to business or expanding your enterprise, we offer the advice and legal service necessary to get your business operating the way you want it to. We also engage in the negotiating, drafting, and review of contracts to help transactions go smoothly, with your rights and interests protected in the event of a future dispute. Litigation Companies engage in business contacts countless times a day, and the occasional business dispute is inevitable. When litigation is required to resolve these matters, we provide strong and effective courtroom representation based on decades of experience in the Central Valley and statewide. Our experience includes breach of contract matters and all types of business torts, such as unfair competition, fraud and unfair business practices, as well as workers' compensation litigation and partnership and shareholder disputes.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

In Modesto and Stanislaus County, and statewide throughout California, people who need legal services trust the experience and record of results established by Brunn & Flynn, A Professional Corporation. Contact our office for immediate assistance with your legal matter.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Brunn & Flynn has been recognized for its excellence in legal ability, ethics and professionalism, by receiving Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating of AV-Preeminent. Many of the firm's attorneys have also achieved the AV rating, but all of the firm's seven attorneys and staff of paralegals, law clerks, and support personnel are dedicated to excellence in the practice of law. With more than 50 years of service, the firm has represented countless individuals and entities in need of legal assistance throughout the state.

Charles K. Brunn

Firm founder and managing partner Charles K. Brunn has been practicing law in California since 1957, with a career spanning six decades and nearly the entire landscape of the law, from general civil litigation and personal injury to business and corporate law and litigation. Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Brunn is a former lecturer in Law at Stanislaus State College in Turlock, and a Board Member of the college's Moot Court Building Project.

A native of San Francisco, Mr. Brunn is active in the Modesto community as a member of the Modesto Rotary Club, the Modesto Redevelopment Agency, and the Citizens Redevelopment Advisory Commission.

Mr. Brunn is a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Education:
J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law (1957) B.S., University of San Francisco (1954)

Admissions:
California State Courts
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations/Memberships:
State Bar of California
American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate)
Association of Attorney-Mediators (American Academy of Attorney-Mediators)
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California (Past Member, Board of Directors)
Stanislaus County Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors; Past President)
Mid-Valley Claims Association
License
  • Bar Number: 28021
    California , 1957
Education
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
    J.D. , 1957
  • University of San Francisco
    B.S. , 1954

Gerald E. Brunn

San Francisco native Gerald E. Brunn holds Martindale-Hubbell's AV-Preeminent rating, confirming that he has reached "the height of professional excellenceand the highest levels of skill and integrity." He represents clients in trials and litigation; personal injury and wrongful death cases; employment law; and business and corporate law matters.

Mr. Brunn has served as a Special Master for the State Bar of California and is an adjunct professor at Chapman University and Modesto Junior College. He teaches Business Law, Employment and Labor Law, Constitutional Law, Legal History, and Political Science. Mr. Brunn received mediation training from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and serves on the Mediation and Arbitration Panels of Superior Courts throughout Northern California.

In 2012, Mr. Brunn retired as a Colonel from the United States Army Reserve after thirty-three years of service. His assignments included Associate Professor of Law at the United States Military Academy, West Point; Dean of the Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School; and Staff Judge Advocate for United States Army Japan. Mr. Brunn's military awards include the Legion of Merit for "educating, training and inspiring the next generation of Army officers. . . . His superior work ethic, outstanding professionalism, and dedicated leadership will have an immeasurable, positive impact upon the United States Army for years to come." Colonel (Ret.) Brunn serves as Congressional District Coordinator for West Point's Admissions Directorate, and he is the Chairman of two Congressional Academy Nomination Committees.

Education:
M.S.S., United States Army War College (2003)
J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law (1982)
B.A. (Cum Laude), University of San Francisco (1979)
Mediation Training, Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law (2006)
United States Army Command and General Staff College (1995)
Judge Advocate Officers' Basic and Advanced Courses, The Judge Advocate General's School of the Army (1983, 1992)

Admissions:
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States Army Court of Military Review
California Trial and Appellate Courts
License
  • Bar Number: 107004
    California , 1982
Education
  • United States Army War College
    M.S.S. , 2003
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
    J.D. , 1982
  • University of San Francisco
    B.S. , 1979

Timothy T. Flynn

Timothy T. Flynn has practiced law at the Law Offices of Brunn & Flynn in Modesto for over 36 years. During that time, Mr. Flynn's practice has focused on civil trials and administrative law in personal injury, construction, employment and business matters. During the past nearly four decades, Mr. Flynn has represented public entities, employers, insurers and insureds in State and Federal Courts throughout California.

Mr. Flynn is a retired Captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Navy Reserve and completed 36 years of reserve military service. He holds a lifetime teaching credential in law for the California Community Colleges.

Education:
J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law (1975)
B.A., University of California at Davis (1971)

Admissions:
California State Courts
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations/Memberships:
State Bar of California
Stanislaus County Bar Association
Association of the United States Navy
Reserve Officers Association

Timothy T. Flynn holds the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell: "AV-Preeminent".
License
  • Bar Number: 68898
    California , 1976
Education
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
    J.D. , 1975
  • University of California at Davis
    B.S. , 1971

Michael G. Donovan

Michael G. Donovan is a Senior Attorney at Brunn & Flynn, where he practices in the areas of Administrative Law; Business, Commercial, and Corporate Law; Civil Litigation; Commercial Real Estate; Construction Law; Insurance Law; Personal Injury; and Property Law. Mr. Donovan served in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1974.

Education:
J.D., John F. Kennedy University School of Law, California (1991)
B.A., California State University, Sacramento (1976)

Admissions:
California State Courts
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Associations/Memberships:
State Bar of California
Stanislaus County Bar Association
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Mid-Valley Claims Association
License
  • Bar Number: 160425
    California , 1992
Education
  • John F. Kennedy University School of Law, California
    J.D. , 1991
  • California State University, Sacramento
    B.S. , 1976

Mahanvir S. Sahota

Mahanvir S. Sahota is an Associate Attorney at Brunn & Flynn. A native of British Columbia, Mr. Sahota completed his undergraduate studies at Berkeley and earned his Juris Doctor Law Degree from the University of California at Davis. He is admitted to practice before all California courts and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. Mr. Sahota is fluent in Punjabi.

Education:
J.D., University of California at Davis (2006)
B.A., University of California at Berkeley (2002)

Admissions:
California State Courts
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California

Professional Associations/Memberships:
State Bar of California
Stanislaus County Bar Association
License
  • Bar Number: 245501
    California , 2006
Education
  • University of California at Davis
    J.D. , 2006
  • University of California at Berkeley
    B.A. , 2002

John K. Peltier

John K. Peltier is an Associate Attorney at Brunn & Flynn. A native of British Columbia, Mr. Peltier earned his Juris Doctorate Law Degree from the University of British Columbia as well as completed his undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia. He is admitted to practice before all California courts and the United States District Courts of California.

Mr. Peltier has served as an adjunct professor at Modesto Junior College teaching Business Law and at the British Columbia Institute of Technology teaching Computer Programming and Systems Concepts.

Education:
J.D., University of British Columbia (1987)
B.A., University of British Columbia (1984)
Computer Systems Technology), British Columbia Institute of Technology - Dipl. Tech. (1977)

Admissions:
California State Courts
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California

Professional Associations/Memberships:
State Bar of California
Stanislaus County Bar Association
Modesto 500 Lions Club
Townsend Opera Players (Director and Past President)
Doctors Medical Center (Former Director and Past President)
License
  • Bar Number: 152250
    California , 1991
Education
  • University of British Columbia
    J.D. , 1987
  • University of British Columbia
    B.A. , 1984

Geoffrey W. Hench

Geoffrey W. Hench is an Associate Attorney at Brunn & Flynn, where he practices in the areas of Family Law, Personal Injury and Business Litigation. A native of Stockton, California, Mr. Hench was a Certified Law Student at the San Joaquin County Collaborative Courts during law school and worked for the Family Law Facilitator's Office of San Joaquin County before entering the practice of law. Mr. Hench is admitted to practice before all the California courts.

Education:
J.D., Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law, California (2013)
B.A., University of California at Davis, (2007)

Admissions:
California Trial Courts
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California

Professional Associations/Memberships:
State Bar of California
Consuelo M. Callahan Inn of Court
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