Litigation ⋅ Business & Corporate Law ⋅ Real Estate

Law Office of Brant Girard, San Carlos, California

Founded March 1998 to current. Focus of practice is litigation for both plaintiff and defense clients, corporate and business law and real estate law. Clients include Wells Fargo Bank, Providian, NextCard, Chevy Chase Bank, San Jose National Bank, Epicurean Group, Inc., Epicurean Federal, Inc., Gunn Construction, Inc., Von Kaenel Enterprises, Inc., Raging River, Inc., J.K. Kealy, Inc. and numerous small companies and individuals. Cases have ranged up to multi-million dollar litigation matters. Millions of dollars in settlements and trial awards have been obtained.

Vogl & Meredith

Insurance defense firm located in San Francisco, California. From 1997 to 1998. General litigation practice and trial preparation for insurance defense firm. Types of cases included Insurance bad faith, personal injury matters, construction defects and asbestos litigation.

Law Office of Lee Poel

Worked as a clerk while attending law school. Office specialized in high value personal injury matters. Was responsible for discovery requests and responses, legal research and client relations.

Law School

Graduated Santa Clara Law School June 1996. Passed California Bar Exam November 1996.

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Scientific Employment

DNA Plant Technology (DNAP) as a research scientist

Work was focused on the genetic engineering of roses through inclusion of enhancing sequences which would act as a co-suppression mechanism to reduce undesirable traits. Additional work included improving the fungal resistance of rice, regeneration (cloning) of many tropical fruit varieties, and work with a variation of the biolistic particle device to look at enhancing sequences and their effect on gene expression in corn.

Plant Cell Research Institute (PCRI) as a research scientist

Work focused on molecular biology (genetic engineering) of commercial plant species with a focus on improving the protein quality of soybeans for both human and animal nutrition and somatic reproduction of cucumbers for greenhouse seed production, examination of enhancing sequences for improvement in gene expression and optimizing gene sequence delivery utilizing the Biolistics Particle Accelerator to incorporate genetic material into targeted DNA in plants. Published numerous journal and conference papers.

Undergrad education

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a focus on Agronomy and Bio-tech with the intention of becoming a molecular biologist working with crop plants. Graduated with a BS in Agronomy.

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