Brillant Law Firm

Our Team

Our Legal Team

Brillant Law Firm  offers a broad range of legal and consulting services in the areas of 

David Brillant

Founded on the expertise and exceptional success of its founder and shareholder, David Brillant, the Brillant Law Firm stands as a legal institution of remarkable repute.

David, widely recognized as one of Northern California’s leading legal talents, has earned accolades from Super Lawyers, particularly excelling in trust and estate litigation. David is a rare dual-certified specialist in estate planning and taxation.  His impressive career spans numerous cases where he vigorously represented trustees and beneficiaries in disputes of all sizes, consistently achieving favorable outcomes.

David’s unique strength lies in his holistic approach. Unlike many in the field, he boasts a background as a complex civil litigator, having handled everything from intricate business and construction disputes to confronting formidable tax authorities like the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board. In addition to his prowess in trust and estate litigation, he adeptly navigates estate planning, trust administration, and probate services, offering a comprehensive legal solution for his clients.

Throughout his career, David has guided numerous trustees in trust administration, from routine cases to intricate scenarios. He firmly believes that trustees without competent legal guidance expose themselves to unnecessary risk. With an astute grasp of the unique circumstances of each case, he deftly determines the optimal legal strategy to achieve the trustee’s objectives. His commitment to clear, candid communication sets him apart.

David’s clientele spans diverse industries, from construction and manufacturing to real estate, retail, and professional services. His unwavering commitment is not merely to provide legal counsel but to deeply understand his clients’ businesses, offering guidance rooted in practical insights.

From small, family-owned businesses to publicly traded corporations, David’s extensive experience shines. The Brillant Law Firm, under his leadership, remains dedicated to representing clients in any legal scenario they may encounter. Their mission is unwavering: to protect their clients’ interests.

Education

  • Santa Clara University, B.S

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D

  • Golden Gate University, School of Law, LL.M in Taxation

Associations

  • State Bar of California

  • East Bay Trust and Estate Lawyers

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association

Specialization

  • Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law – State Bar of California

  • Certified Specialist Taxation – State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
    Trust, Estate and Conservatorship Litigation

  • Estate Planning

  • Trust Administration

  • Probate

  • Conservatorships
  • Elder Law

  • Real Estate Litigation

  • Civil Litigation

  • Taxation

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California (December 2002)

Court Admissions

  • All Courts of California

  • United States District Court, Northern District of California

  • United States District Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court

Published Cases

Cameren N. Ripoli

Cameren graduated from California State University, East Bay, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History in 2014.  Cameren graduated cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 2017.  Following law school, Cameren worked as a deputy district attorney in Contra Costa County and as a civil litigator at McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges, and Ambacher. While working as a deputy district attorney, Cameren handled a variety of misdemeanor and felony matters and successfully tried a number of cases in superior court. At the McNamara Law Firm, Cameren handled complex civil litigation in federal court and drafted numerous successful appeals to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Cameren joined the Brillant Law Firm in July 2021. His work at the Brillant firm focuses primarily on trust and estate litigation and other civil litigation matters. Cameren is a member of the State Bar of California and the Contra Costa County Bar Association.

Education

  • California State University, East Bay, B.A.

  • University of California Hastings College of Law, J.D.

Associations

  • State Bar of California

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association

Specialization

  • Real Estate Litigation

  • Civil Litigation

  • Trust, Estate and Conservatorship Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California (December 2017)

Court Admissions

  • All Courts of California

  • United States District Court, Northern District of California

  • United States District Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

we Are Ready to assist you in any issue and conflict

We understand that probate issues and estate conflicts can often be difficult to resolve on your own. That’s why we are dedicated to providing you with all the resources and assistance needed to help reach a satisfactory resolution.