Peter P. Brotzen

Founding member and partner Peter P. Brotzen practices in the areas of civil trials, aviation, products liability, environmental liability, construction law, and insurance bad faith.  Born Berlin, Germany, September 22, 1942; admitted to bar: 1972, California; United States District Court of California, Central, Northern and Southern Districts; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States Supreme Court. Education: Northrop University (B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, 1965); University of West Los Angeles School of Law (J.D., 1972). Nu Beta Epsilon. Flight Test Engineer, McDonnell Douglas, 1965-1970. US Army Reserve, Infantry, 1961-1965. Member: Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations; The State Bar of California; National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association; American Board of Trial Advocates; International Society of Air Safety Investigators; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Association of Southern California Defense Counsel. Los Angeles County Superior Court Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, American Arbitration Association, Executive Committee, Trial Lawyer Section; Los Angeles County Bar Association. Practice Areas: Civil Trials; Aviation; Products Liability; Environmental Liability; Construction Law; Bad Faith.

Approved counsel for United States Aviation Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG), Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, American International Group, Inc. (AIG), XL Insurance and Catlin Insurance Company, Inc.



  • California State Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts

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