Mr. Vanderpool is known as an “attorney’s trial attorney.” Often hired by his peers and former adversaries, Mr. Vanderpool develops novel theories and creative solutions to his client’s legal needs. Opposing counsel learn quickly that Mr. Vanderpool is also happy to try cases and why clients hire him for his unique hands-on approach and extensive experience as a trial lawyer and strategist. One long-time client has said “hiring him was the best decision I ever made for the company.”
Mr. Vanderpool has been voted by his peers as a “Top Gun” Trial Attorney. Mr. Vanderpool was awarded the prestigious “Trial Attorney of the Year” in 2012 by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.
Michael J. Fairchild concentrates his practice in all aspects of civil litigation, representing clients in both the prosecution and defense of complex contractual, commercial, and real estate disputes.
Mr. Fairchild has substantial experience in construction litigation. Notably, he has extensive experience defending some of the largest home builders, general contractors, and developers in California and the Western United States in a broad range of construction claims, disputes, and work site accidents.
Mr. Fairchild also represents individuals and businesses in matters involving personal injuries, employment disputes, insurance, trade secrets, and unfair competition issues. His experience ranges from the initiation of disputes through trial, and he regularly practices in both state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Fairchild was defense counsel in the published decision of McElroy v. Chase Manhattan Mortg. Corp. (2005) 134 Cal.App.4th 388.
Born and raised in small-town Wyoming, Brooke Bove joined the Army right out of high school in 1996 and worked as an intelligence analyst and Arabic translator. (Fun fact: Ms. Bove and Mr. Vanderpool had the same job in the Army.) Ms. Bove earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a business minor, followed by a paralegal certificate and when she couldn’t hold out any longer, a law degree magna cum laude, in 2011.
Ms. Bove's legal experience involves an ongoing fight for justice. As a paralegal, she worked on personal injury cases in Oregon and California. She continued that work during and after law school, clerking for and working with personal injury attorneys. Her extensive litigation and appellate experience has given her the perspective and legal knowledge to continue that fight for our clients. Ms. Bove focuses on legal writing and appellate work.
Benjamin Bertch prosecutes and defends legal claims in a variety of contexts and has significant experience handling personal injury claims, including those for wrongful death, premises liability, auto accidents, and product defects. His practice also deals with various real property matters, including homeowners association disputes, easement litigation, landlord/tenant disputes, claims for tortious misrepresentation in sales of property, as well as claims for trespass, conversion, nuisance, quiet title, and subrogation.
Personal Injury Coordinator/Paralegal