(NOTE: This is a selective biography, written in Sept 2009)
Date of Birth: 2/23/1939, Philadelphia.
Spouse: Gerri, Children: Kathi, Patrick, Mark and Todd
Education: US Naval Academy (1962, followed by two tours in Vietnam); J.D. Hastings (1970). Admitted to California Bar in 1970.
Work: associate, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps (1970-75); solo practice (1975-approx. 2003).
Bar/other: ABOTA (1983); Outstanding Trial Lawyer from Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (eleven times, from 1978-1998); Trial Lawyer of the Year, CASD (1979, 1984, 1988); California Trial Lawyer of the Year Award (ABOTA); Stephen J. Sharp Public Service Award (Assoc. of Trial Lawyers of America, 1998); namesake, Brian D. Monaghan Employment Law Section, American Trial Lawyers Association; American Ireland Fund Heritage Award (1999).