Brian Slome


Brian Slome is a partner in the San Diego and San Francisco offices of Lewis Brisbois and vice chair of the Professional Liability Practice and chair of the Real Estate Agents & Brokers E&O Practice. Mr. Slome focuses his practice on the defense of attorneys and other professionals, including insurance agents and brokers, architects and engineers, real estate agents and inspectors. Mr. Slome defends attorneys in disciplinary proceedings. 

Mr. Slome also defends pollution and environmental matters, both property damage and personal injury matters caused by products and real property, air and water conditions. Mr. Slome handles government regulatory matters, as well as appeals in state and federal court as a regular part of his practice.

Mr. Slome has significant experience in cases dealing with all scenarios arising under CGL and auto policies, including premises liability, construction site accidents, commercial vehicles, personal lines auto, liability for crimes committed on premises by unknown third parties. Practice includes a large number of catastrophic cases. Mr. Slome routinely defends claims arising from construction and products liability. He has defended general contractors in multi-million dollar lawsuits, involving structural design failures and delay claims. 

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Architects & Engineers
  • General Liability

Additional Experience




  • Association of Discipline Defense Counsel
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Alameda County Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Dean’s List, State Bar of Georgia Award for Excellence in Labor Law
  • Henry Quillian award for Commercial Law

Professional Presentations

  • “Buyer Interest Letters Accompanying Offers,” Webinar, November 2020
  • “Advertising Tips and Traps for Real Estate Professionals,” Webinar, September 2020
  • “The Crisis of Financial Elder Abuse Claims Across America,” MCLE, September 2020
  • “Between a Rock and a Hard Place – Ethical Issues in Environmental Litigation and Toxic Tort Cases,” MCLE, November 2019
  • “The Expansion of Financial Elder Abuse Claims Against Professionals in California,” MCLE, November 2019
  • “New Rules of Professional Conduct,” MCLE, December 2018
  • “Legal Ethics and Social Media,” MCLE presentation given before the Alameda County Bar Association, May 9, 2018


Emory University School of Law

Juris Doctor, with honors, 2005

University of California Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2002

Legal Experience

Georgia Innocence Project, Atlanta


  • “Fulfilling Ethical Obligations – Practicing During a Pandemic,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 16, 2020
  • "Arbitration of Malpractice Claims is Alive and Well," Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 22, 2019
  • Author, “New rules on consultations with prospective clients,” Daily Journal, September 2018
  • “New Cases Reaffirm Principles re Unauthorized Practice of Law,” SDPA Precedent, July/August 2012
  • “Will courts protect insureds or industry in broker litigation?” Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal, May 2012
  • “Are non-profit corporations allowed to practice law in California?” Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Professional Liability Update, 2006