Dwyer, Daly, Brotzen & Bruno, LLP

The law firm of Dwyer, Daly, Brotzen & Bruno, LLP provides civil litigation representation in state and federal trials and appeals throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties.

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Firm Overview

The firm assists major corporations, small- to mid-size businesses, insurance carriers, and government entities in a range of legal matters, including personal injury claims, contract disputes, insurance defense, aviation accidents, and public utility law. For more detailed information on our areas of expertise, see our practice areas overview.

Over a quarter-century of providing quality legal representation, Dwyer, Daly, Brotzen & Bruno, LLP has developed a reputation throughout the community for dealing with clients, opposing counsel, and the courts in a highly ethical manner. In each case they take on, the firm's attorneys go the extra mile to ensure that they are familiar with every aspect of the applicable case law and procedural rules governing that particular situation. In recognition of our work, the Martindale-Hubbell Directory of Lawyers and Law Firms has awarded us its prestigious "AV" rating, denoting preeminent levels of professional excellence. Additionally, the firm has been selected for inclusion to Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Attorneys at Dwyer, Daly, Brotzen & Bruno, LLP strive to develop long-standing relationships with clients by providing personalized attention and exercising good economic judgment in all billing practices. To learn more about how the firm can assist you or your organization, please feel free to browse this website. Here you will learn about the types of cases we have tried and the clients we have represented, in addition to finding answers to frequently asked questions and links to resources which may prove helpful.
Main Office

Main Office
550 South Hope Street, Suite 1900
Los Angeles  CA  90071

Phone
  • 213-627-9300
Business
When disagreements arise among partners, they can threaten the very existence of the company.
Disputes concerning such complex issues as trade secrets or the enforceability of covenants not to compete can severely hamper business operations by diverting the time and attention of executives and owners away from running the company. At Dwyer, Daly Brotzen & Bruno, LLP, we strive to resolve even the most complicated business disputes swiftly and effectively so that normal business operations can resume as soon as possible

Ronald A. Dwyer

Founding member and partner in the Los Angeles law firm Dwyer, Daly, Brotzen & Bruno, LLP, attorney Ronald A. Dwyer has over fifty years of experience practicing law and civil litigation in Southern California. A member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, Mr. Dwyer is a former Deputy City Attorney for City of Los Angeles and has served as a Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court. Mr. Dwyer supports the firm's mission of providing quality trial and appellate practice in all state and federal courts in Southern California, in areas ranging from municipal government and public utility law to legal and professional malpractice and insurance defense.

Education:
-LL.B., Loyola University of Los Angeles (1957)
-B.A., Loyola University of Los Angeles (1952)

Admissions:
-California State Courts

Professional Associations/Memberships:
-State Bar of California
-Los Angeles County Bar Association
-Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
-American Board of Trial Advocates (Member, Board of Directors, 1990-1992)
Education
  • Loyola University of Los Angeles
    LL.B. , 1957

Peter P. Brotzen

Attorney and firm partner Peter P. Brotzen practices in the areas of civil trials, aviation, products liability, environmental liability, construction law, and insurance bad faith. Mr. Brotzen is a former Flight Test Engineer for McDonnell Douglas and is active in the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association, the International Society of Air Safety Investigators, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He also has extensive experience in arbitration, having served as a member of the Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association (Executive Committee, Trial Lawyer Section), as well as the Los Angeles County Superior Court Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.

Education:
-J.D., University of West Los Angeles School of Law (1972)
-B.S., Northrop University (1965)

Admissions:
-California State Courts

Professional Associations/Memberships:
-State Bar of California
-Los Angeles County Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
-International Society of Air Safety Investigators
-American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
-Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
-American Board of Trial Advocates
Education
  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1972

Toni Rae Bruno

Attorney Toni Rae Bruno has been practicing law in Southern California for forty years. As a partner in Dwyer, Daly, Brotzen & Bruno, LLP, Ms. Bruno concentrates in the areas of litigation, appellate practice, construction law, contracts, insurance, and professional liability.

Ms. Bruno is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Delta Delta collegiate and legal honorary societies. Her legal experience includes serving as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California Department of Justice, and serving on the Los Angeles County Superior Court Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.

Education:
-J.D., University of Southern California (1969)
-B.A., cum laude, California State University at Los Angeles (1966)

Admissions:
-California State Courts
-United States District Court, Central District of California
-United States District Court, Southern 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
-Los Angeles County Bar Association (Member, Appellate Court Committee, 1978)
-American Bar Association
-Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (Chair Amicus Curiae Committee, 1989-1991)
-Women Lawyers' Association of Los Angeles (Member, State Bar Convention Committee, 1976)
Education
  • University of Southern California
    Juris Doctorate , 1969

Gregory L. Anderson

Attorney Gregory L. Anderson devotes a significant portion of his law practice at Dwyer, Daly, Brotzen & Bruno, LLP to aviation litigation, a field he has expressed an affinity for since his undergraduate years at San Jose State University as an Aeronautics Engineering and Business major. In addition, Mr. Anderson represents clients in the fields of insurance coverage, premises liability, state and federal litigation, environmental law, and construction law, and also engages in appellate practice for the firm.

Education:
-J.D., Southwestern University School of Law Scale Program (1987)
-B.S., San Jose State University (1984)

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

Professional Associations/Memberships:
-State Bar of California
-Los Angeles County Bar Association
Education
  • Southwestern University School of Law Scale Program
    Juris Doctorate , 1987

Steven D. Downer

Associates

Los Angeles native Steven D. Downer is an Associate Attorney at Dwyer, Daly, Brotzen & Bruno, LLP, where he concentrates his law practice in the areas of civil litigation, premises liability, insurance defense, personal injury, and tort defense.

Education:
-J.D., Hastings College of the Law (1978)
-B.A., cum laude, Harvard University (1974)

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

Professional Associations/Memberships:
-State Bar of California
-Los Angeles County Bar Association
Education
  • Hastings College of the Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1978
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