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Brian S. Mizell

Brian MizellBrian S. Mizell is the partner in charge of the Southern California operations of McDowell Shaw Garcia & Mizell.  Brian specializes in suspect and large losses for major insurance carriers throughout the country. He also heads up the firms construction litigation practice. 

Mr. Mizell was previously the managing partner of the Inland Empire office of a prominent insurance defense firm for 17 years.

He has been nominated three times for Attorney of the Year by The Southern California Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units(IASIU).  He won the award and was named Attorney of the Year by the Association in 2015.

Mr. Mizell is one of the foremost authorities on Examinations Under Oath, having taken more than 3,000 Examinations and drafted more than 1,500 coverage opinions.

Mr. Mizell received his BA in Speech Communications from San Jose State University in 1985 and his JD from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1988. He is admitted to the Southern and Central District of California. Mr. Mizell a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Claims Litigation Management, and the Inland Empire Risk Management Association; as well as a Board member of the Southern California Fraud Investigators Association.

Special Investigations / Insurance Fraud Litigation
Construction Litigation
Large Loss Litigation

San Jose State University, B.A., 1985
Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1988

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