Brad Estes


  • University of Michigan, BA
  • The University of Texas School of Law, JD (with honors)


Brad Estes is a litigator who represents both plaintiffs and defendants across a variety of industries in business tort, breach of contract, fraud, trade secret, and employment mobility disputes.  Brad is also committed to representing victims of sexual abuse against individual abusers and the institutions that enable abuse.  Brad understands the need to balance between pragmatic and aggressive litigation strategies to achieve his clients’ goals.

Before joining Lewis & Llewellyn, Brad clerked for the Honorable Lawrence J. O’Neill of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.  Prior to clerking, Brad practiced at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in San Francisco, California, representing a range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to privately held corporations, including pharmaceutical, consumer product, professional, and technology companies, in state and federal courts across the country.  Brad obtained extensive trial experience as a member of numerous jury trial teams, deposed and defended both expert and fact witnesses, and drafted winning briefing before, during, and after trial.

In law school, Brad sought out opportunities that provided a broad range of litigation experiences.  Brad served as Chief Symposium Editor for The Review of Litigation. Brad also competed and won one of his law school’s intramural moot court competitions.  Finally, Brad investigated and litigated cases as a student attorney in the Civil Rights Litigation and Actual Innocence clinics.

Outside the office, Brad enjoys hiking in the Bay Area, reading topical non-fiction, and volunteering at the Burrito Project SF.  Brad is also a dedicated mentor for the San Francisco Barristers Club and University of Michigan alumni mentoring programs.