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Joseph Brisco

Hon. Joseph R. Brisco (Ret.)

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Karla Adams
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Hon. Joseph R. Brisco (Ret.) has extensive experience resolving personal injury disputes as a full time neutral, and formerly as a judge and attorney.

As a trial court and settlement judge, he presided over and settled numerous cases arising out of catastrophic personal injuries, including many involving boating and railway accidents. Judge Brisco has also resolved medical malpractice cases involving injuries, as well as elder abuse claims.

As a civil litigator for 14 years, Judge Brisco handled serious and catastrophic injury cases involving deaths, brain injuries and amputations arising from products liability, premises liability, and motor vehicle accidents.

Representative Matters

  • Elder Abuse
    • Dispute regarding allegations of financial abuse and fraud by children of elderly man
    • Dispute regarding allegations of physical abuse by neighbor against elderly woman
    • Wrongful death case against care facility for negligence resulting in sepsis ulcers
  • Medical Malpractice
    • Personal injury case against oral surgeon for alleged negligent extraction of wisdom teeth
    • Serious personal injury case against physician for alleged negligent performance of breast augmentation surgery
    • Serious personal injury case against physician for alleged negligent performance of hysterectomy
    • Wrongful death case against pathologist for alleged misdiagnosis of cancer
  • Other Personal Injury
    • Countless serious injury cases involving alleged dangerous conditions on property
    • Countless serious injury cases involving motor vehicles
    • Serious Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) injury claim by railroad worker following collision between two locomotives
    • Serious personal injury (loss of arm) involving collision between two vessels
    • Several cases against businesses for alleged failure to provide adequate security
    • Several cases involving allegations of sexual abuse by priests
    • Several disputes involving toxic mold complaints
    • Several wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases for alleged negligently designed roadways
    • Wrongful death case against manufacturer of allegedly defective construction lift
    • Wrongful death case against manufacturer of water truck for alleged defects that resulted in roll over on construction site
    • Wrongful death case involving alleged intoxicated operator of pontoon boat
    • Wrongful death case involving collision between two vessels at night
  • Judge, San Bernardino County Superior Court, 1998–2015
    • Supervising Judge, Civil Departments, 2013–2015
    • Presiding Judge, Appellate Division, 2013
    • Appellate Division, 2011–2013
  • Judge, San Bernardino Municipal Court, 1995–1998
  • Managing Partner, Brisco & Wolfe, Del Mar, CA, 1992–1995
  • Associate, Tuverson & Hillyard, San Diego, CA, 1991–1992
  • Associate, Haasis, Pope & Correll, San Diego, CA, 1985–1990
  • Associate, Law Offices of John Ford, Santa Ana, CA, 1983–1985
  • Sole Practitioner, Escondido, CA 1981-1983
  • J.D., Western State University, College of Law, San Diego, CA
  • B.A., Political Science, San Diego State University




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