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Brian Yasuzawa

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Member, RoseWaldorf PLLC
Partner, RoseWaldorf LLP

Brian Yasuzawa is an experienced litigator with a special focus on defending auto manufacturers and dealerships in a variety of commercial and contract litigation. He has considerable experience in cases involving consumer protection laws such as California's Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (California's "lemon law"), fraudulent concealment claims, and claims for civil penalties or punitive damages. Brian has litigated cases across the country in both state and federal courts. As lead trial counsel, he has taken numerous cases to trial, and has also argued a variety of appeals before state appellate courts. In commercial and contract litigation, Brian also has experience representing both individual and corporate interests in complex product liability and toxic tort litigation. This experience has involved variety of stakeholders, including employers, premises owners, manufacturers, and distributors, across a wide range of industries such as automotive, industrial, chemical, and consumer goods.

Representative Accomplishments

  • Complete defense verdict for auto manufacturer at trial in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County, in case which included a fraudulent concealment claim.
  • Won appeal in published appellate opinion which upheld the partial exclusion of plaintiff's fraud expert in the Court of Appeals of the State of California, 2nd Appellate District, Division Two.

Bar Admissions

Brian is licensed to practice in the following states:

  • California
  • Nevada
  • Colorado

Brian is also licensed to practice in the following United States District Courts:

  • Central District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Eastern District of California


Brian is a member of the Japanese American Bar Association.


Brian graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in 2006. At Southwestern he was a part of the Trial Team (now the Trial Advocacy Honors Program), which included competition at Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, Brian also completed an externship with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Brian earned his B.A. in Business Administration from University of Colorado Boulder where he was awarded the Dean's Scholarship.