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BRETT A. STROUD Attorney | Water Law Contact
Practice Areas
  • Water Law
  • Water Rights
  • Groundwater Law
  • Reclamation Law
  • Public Finance & Assessments
  • Special District Elections
  • Eminent Domain
  • Public Agency & Special Districts Law
  • Constitutional Issues
  • Writs and Appeals


Brett A. Stroud is a member of the firm’s Water and Special Districts department.  From the beginning of his legal career, Brett’s practice has been focused on litigation.  Before moving to Bakersfield, he practiced business and real estate litigation in Manhattan Beach, California, where he focused on nonjudicial foreclosure litigation, contract disputes, and appeals.  As appellate counsel, he secured affirmance of a $4.2 million construction fraud judgment and an interlocutory judgment for the partition of the largest parcel of real estate in Los Angeles County.  He also has experience with defamation cases, California’s Anti-SLAPP statute, and class actions under the California Labor Code.

Brett is committed to giving his clients legally sound and practical advice that achieves their goals in a time and cost-effective manner.  In addition to practicing law, he has served as an adjunct professor of law at Trinity Law School in Santa Ana and a volunteer judge for various moot court competitions.  He graduated in 2014 from the Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Pepperdine Law Review.

Outside the office, Brett enjoys playing pool, skiing, and studying American legal history.  He recently moved to Bakersfield, where he lives with his wife Lydia.



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