Brian R. Brandlin, Esq.

Brian Brandlin


Mr. Brandlin is a founding Partner of Burkley Brandlin Swatik & Keesey LLP. He has been selected to Super Lawyers in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

He has been in private practice since 1987 representing individuals and families with issues involving perpetuation and transfer of family wealth, probate, estate and gift tax planning, post death administrations, conservatorships, guardianships, business organization, business succession and business transactions.

Mr. Brandlin has been designated as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Brandlin is a frequent lecturer and author on estate planning and probate matters and recently co-authored a very comprehensive three part article entitled “Succession Planning for the California Family Business” which was published by the California State Bar in their CEB publication entitled the “California Business Law Practitioner” in the Fall 2008, Spring 2009 and Summer 2009 issues.

  • Estate Planning

  • Wills

  • Trust Administration

  • Conservatorships & Guardianships

  • California, 1987

  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1987

  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    J.D. – 1987
    Honors: Recipient of the Bancroft Whitney Book Award

  • California State University at Long Beach
    B.S. – 1984
    Major: Business Administration

  • Super Lawyer

  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell

  • State Bar of California, Member of Estate Planning Section

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member of Estate Planning Section

  • South Bay Bar Association, Member of Estate Planning Section

“Brian Brandlin was excellent helping me plan my estate. His extensive knowledge, attention to detail, and professionalism made this a smooth process. His staff is wonderful and made me feel comfortable. I highly recommend Brian Brandlin.”

Tamara, AVVO

“Now that my trust and LLC have been created, everyone who knows me praises me for the extremely smart choices I’ve made and I proudly take all the credit. But in reality – all the credit should go to Mr. Brandlin! Not only he is intelligent, competent, responsible, straight forward and funny, but most importantly he is a really good human being. And that’s what counts most of all!”

Lolita, AVVO