Brian K. Findley

Brian K. Findley is a trial lawyer for people harmed in personal injury and medical malpractice matters. Brian is an accomplished litigator who was part of a team that achieved one of the largest wrongful death jury verdicts in California history. Recently, another case earned Brian one of the 50 highest jury verdicts in California of the year.

Before founding Findley Law, Brian served for nearly a decade as a partner in the law firm of Mulligan, Banham & Findley, a firm with a 30 year legacy of extraordinary injury law results. Brian saw a need in the community for experienced representation of injured people against the growing power of large corporations, insurance companies, and consolidated, for-profit medical care. Brian began Findley Law to give ordinary people a powerful voice against those who have harmed them.

Brian’s honors include “Super Lawyer” and “Best Lawyers in America” designations by his peers and “Best of the Bar” designation by the San Diego Business Journal. Brian recently received an “Outstanding Trial Lawyer” award from the San Diego plaintiff’s bar for his advocacy in jury trials. Brian trained at one of the most prestigious and selective trial skills schools in the country, the Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming, founded by legendary American trial lawyer Gerry Spence. Brian is a frequent speaker on legal issues to students, attorneys, consumers and members of the health care industry.

Brian attended college and law school largely on merit-based scholarships. In 2003, Brian graduated with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Georgia. In 2007, he received his law degree, cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he served on the editorial board of the Law Review. Brian is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of California and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California.

Brian believes in service to the community and the promotion of high ethical and practice standards.

Community and industry leadership positions:

  • Executive Officer, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2020-present.
  • Executive Officer, American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section, 2019-present.
  • Chair, American Bar Association, TIPS Medicine & Law Committee, 2020-present.
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2020-present.
  • Bench-Bar Committee, San Diego County Bar Association, 2018-present.
  • Vice Chair, American Bar Association, TIPS Standing Committee on Plaintiff’s Policy, 2017-present.
  • Peer-Selected, Super Lawyers, 2017-present.
  • Board of Directors, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2016-present.
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2013-present.
  • Editor, American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Newsletter, 2019-2020.
  • Board of Directors, Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS), San Diego County Bar Association, 2018-2020.
  • Graduate, Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, 2018.
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2018.
  • Top 50 Verdicts in California, 2018.
  • Editor, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Newsletter, ABA-TIPS, 2017-2019.
  • Strategic Framework Working Group, San Diego County Bar Association, 2019-2020.
  • Chair-Elect, American Bar Association, TIPS Medicine & Law Committee, 2019-2020.
  • Chair, Law & Medicine Section, San Diego County Bar Association, 2016-2017.
  • President, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association, 2018.
  • Graduate, American Bar Association, TIPS Leadership Academy, 2017.
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016.
  • Top Young Attorneys, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2013.
  • Barrister Alumnus, Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court.


  • Findley, Brian K., Friendly Fire: New Bill Aims to Fix 69-Year Bar to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits by Military, TortSource, a Publication of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association (Summer, 2019).
  • Findley, Brian K., Using MICRA to the Plaintiff’s Advantage, Trial Bar News (March, 2018).
  • Findley, Brian K., Deposition Style Manual, Trial Bar News (December, 2016).