Brian Lauter

Brian represents clients in all phases of litigation. His problem-solving skills, tenacious advocacy, and dedication to understanding each client's unique circumstances and goals lead to quality results for his clients.

Brian's legal experience reflects the diversity of his clients, who have included Fortune 500 companies, local businesses, corporate officers and directors, shareholders, partners and joint venturers, investors, real estate developers, trustees, personal representatives, brokers, landlords, tenants, franchisors, employers, and employees.

Brian has represented clients in complex litigation involving business, real estate, labor and employment, trust and probate, trade secrets, trademark and trade dress, contract, fraud, corporate governance, fiduciary duty, negligence, unfair competition, RICO, lending, investing, shareholder and partnership, landlord/tenant, and insurance disputes. Brian has also advised clients in government regulation, corporate governance, and labor and employment matters.

Before forming Lauter Law, PC, Brian worked in the Los Angeles office of the Am Law 200 litigation powerhouse Robins Kaplan LLP and at respected boutique litigation firms in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Law where he was an editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review and interned with the California Department of Justice. Prior to law school, Brian earned his B.A. in Political Science, with High Distinction, from the University of California, San Diego and worked as an advisor to the President of the San Diego City Council. He is also a licensed California real estate broker.

Brian is dedicated to keeping apprised of legal and policy developments that may affect his clients' interests. He also devotes a significant amount of time to the Los Angeles community through pro bono work and other volunteer activities.  He is a member of the Business Litigation Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, is the moderator of an attorneys' real estate group, and was appointed to the Los Angeles County Bar Association's 2018-2019 Delegation to the California Conference of Bar Associations.  


Brian D. Lauter

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  • Excellent Lawyer

    Brian fought aggressively from the outset involving large national dispute, got most of the case dismissed by the Court early in the case, and obtained a favorable resolution before trial. Brian was diligent, always had a game plan in mind and executed the strategy perfectly.
  • Outstanding Problem Solver

    Brian is an outstanding problem solver. He was able to understand the core issue of my problem within 20 minutes of meeting. His excellent knowledge of partnership and real estate law helped me win my case relatively quickly. Brian is also very fair on his billing and does not nickel and dime his...
  • Gets The Job Done. Highly Recommended Lawyer.

    I was referred to Brian Lauter by another local law firm after a conflict of interest in my case. I was sued frivolously and felt scared as I have never dealt with the legal system before, but Brian Lauter was very helpful, talented, reassuring in his thoughts, quick in communication (never waite...
  • Seasoned Attorney/Litigator

    I'm happy to provide my full and unreserved recommendation for Brian and his litigation services. His aggressive style is balanced with a nuanced understanding of the litigation process. Brian was totally responsive and always took the time to explain to me the various options at each stage - wit...
  • Focused and Relentless

    In an extremely important case, Brian fought relentlessly and out-strategized the other side's lawyers. His focus was always on obtaining the best outcome in the case and not on billing hours or on other clients' cases. I highly recommend hiring Lauter Law and I will do so in the future.

Lauter Law, PC

Exceptional advocacy and no-nonsense problem solving for business, real estate, employment, and trust and probate disputes.