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Brendan M. Kunkle

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Brendan Kunkle has tried and resolved cases involving personal injury, defective products, premises liability, wildfire claims, general negligence, insurance bad faith disputes, employee side employment issues, business tort litigation and public entity liability. He has been extremely active in the Sonoma County community, having served as the Chairman of the Board of three different board of directors: United Way of Wine Country, Schools Plus, and Redwood Empire Food Bank, over the past 20 years. He has also served as the president of Consumer Attorneys of Sonoma County, as a Settlement Conference Panelist for Sonoma County Superior Court and has been a speaker to the Sonoma County Bar Association on various topics including Presentation of Evidence and Mediation. He has further served on the faculty of Empire College School of Law as a Professor of Trial Practice over the past decade, and as a member of the Executive Committee and participant in the American Inns of Court Richard Sangster Chapter.

Mr. Kunkle has been a practicing attorney with Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery firm for over 23 years, including the past 19 years as a Shareholder, and the past 10 years as it's Managing Shareholder. He brings extensive experience and expertise to each client relationship. He prides himself on evaluating the unique needs of each of his clients, and in providing them with legal representation best suited to serve their needs.


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco (J.D., 1994)
  • Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo (B.A., 1991)


  • Super Lawyers 2015 - 2022
  • 2015 Avvo Excellent Attorney
  • San Francisco Magazine‚Äôs Top Attorneys in Northern California (2015)
  • Schools Plus, Board President (2014)
  • Redwood Empire Food Bank, Current Board Member
  • United Way of the Wine Country Board of Directors, 2004-2011 (Board Chair 2010)
  • Celebrate Community, Executive Partner
  • The Press Democrat Leadership Forum
  • Consumer Attorneys of Sonoma County, Past President
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Inns of Court (Richard M. Sangster Chapter) Past Executive Committee Member
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America


  • California (1994)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California (1994)
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona (1998)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recipient of the 2021 & 2022 Sonoma Magazine Lawyers of Distinction Award

News and Publications

  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • Americas Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys Visit Website
    Americas Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Lawyer.Com Premium Visit Website
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  • Lawyers of Excellence 2022
    Lawyers of Excellence 2022

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  • Over 100 Years of Dedication to Sonoma County & Northern California
  • Millions of Dollars Recovered
  • Community Driven. Results Focused.
  • Not Afraid To Take Your Case to Trial

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