Brent Douglas

Martenson Hasbrouck & Simon

Years admitted to practice in California: 8
Years practicing in San Diego: 8
Years as a member of the SDCBA: 8
Areas of practice:Employment Law

SDCBA Sections or Committees

Labor & Employment Section

Other SDCBA projects

Step Up to the Bar

Leadership positions at the SDCBA

No

Leadership roles in other bar associations or other non-legal associations

President, San Diego County Bar Foundation, 2016
Board of Directors, San Diego County Bar Foundation, 2012-Present
Coach, Special Olympics of Southern California
Member, San Diego Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
Sponsor, Chairman’s Roundtable

Awards and honors

Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
Third-Place, Fantasy Football, 2007
I am my mother’s favorite (male) child

Description of what inspires you

I am inspired by my colleagues who take time out of their busy lives to help the San Diego community. Being a lawyer – and especially being a lawyer with a family – requires more time than anyone has. Helping others requires a conscious choice. I am inspired by people who make that choice.

Description of what you would bring to the SDCBA Board

In addition to my leadership and collaboration skills, I will bring the best head of hair the Board has ever seen. Sometimes people stop me on the street and ask, “are you a model?” I go, “no ma’am, but I get a lot.”

I have been on the Board of Directors for the Bar Association’s charitable arm, the San Diego County Bar Foundation, for six years running.  I bring a renewed focus on improving access to justice in the San Diego community. Many of us – perhaps all of us – take access to the courts and the judicial system for granted. However, there are thousands of people in San Diego who cannot afford to utilize the justice system built to help them. I have partnered with the judiciary to identify those in our community most in need, particularly the elderly, veterans, immigrants, and victims of domestic violence. Our legal community is only as good as its ability to serve our poorest – not our richest – and I would be honored to bring that focus to the Board.

Other information you would like to share with the SDCBA membership

I frequently play golf, yet I remain terrible.  

Endorsements

Organizations:
San Diego County Bar Foundation
Rockwood and Noziska LLP

Individuals

  • Leslie Devaney
  • William Pate
  • Eddie Rodriguez
  • James Taylor-Copeland
  • Anne Marie Dao
  • Bardia Moayedi
  • Brian Funk
  • Neal Rockwood
  • Michael Licari
  • Kyle T. Overs
  • Diana Khoury
  • Monica Sherman Ghiglia
  • Alejandro Moreno
  • Kathryn B. Fox
  • Derek Paradis
  • Scott Ingold
  • Jeffery Morris
  • Leslie Riis
  • David Plancarte
  • Prof. Allen Snyder
  • Micaela Banach
  • Alex Outwater
  • Amir Azimzadeh
  • Wynter Deagle
  • Eric Eastham
  • Nicholas Mouton
  • Brian Lam
  • Matt Sinnott