Brigid Joyce has been practicing law for over nine years. She was employed as an associate at the law firm Trutanich-Michel, LLP from 2002 through 2008, where she specialized in environmental litigation and general civil litigation. Ms. Joyce moved from there to the law firm Caufield & James, LLP from 2009 through 2011, where she gained additional extensive experience in these legal areas. Ms. Joyce has also worked on a number of employment and labor, business, appellate, and criminal matters. She was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2007 and 2008 Editions, which include the recognition of less than 2.5% of attorneys in California.
Ms. Joyce is accomplished in all aspects of litigation, including case management, research, discovery, law and motion, court appearances, trial preparation, and trial. While at Trutanich-Michel, LLP, Ms. Joyce worked on the wrongful death case Patel et. al. v. Govin et. al., LASC Case No. BC288577, which resulted in a $148,000,000.00 judgment. Ms. Joyce is also experienced in all phases of civil and criminal appeals, including research, preparation of the record, drafting briefs (including party and amici curiae briefs), and oral argument. She obtained a published appellate opinion in the case Michel v. Moore and Associates Inc., Case No. B183165, addressing disclosures in the real estate context. While at Caufield & James, LLP, Ms. Joyce was successful in obtaining the involuntary dismissal of two separate matters seeking over a million dollars in damages for eight individual clients.
Ms. Joyce is an Adjunct Legal Writing Professor at Whittier Law School and Secretary of the National Chapter of the Whittier Alumni Association.
Brigid Joyce graduated summa cum laude from Whittier Law School in May 2002 where she attended on a full academic scholarship. She was a member of Whittier Law Review and a Contracts I and II Teaching Assistant. While in law school, Ms. Joyce externed at the California Court of Appeals for the Fourth District for Justice William W. Bedsworth, where she drafted court opinions on both civil and criminal appeals. Ms. Joyce graduated with honors from the University of San Diego in 1998, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Economics, where she attended on a full athletic tennis scholarship.