Brandi L. Harper is a managing partner of CASTILLO HARPER, APC and a founding partner of the law firm. Brandi heads the Civil Litigation and Family Law Divisions of the firm.
Brandi was selected to the 2019 California Rising Stars list. She has also maintained the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability, even after first achieving this rating in 2016. Brandi focuses her litigation practice on employment law matters, specifically discrimination and retaliation cases.
Brandi is both a PORAC Legal Defense Fund (LDF) panel attorney and California Correctional Supervisors’ Organization (CCSO) panel attorney and handles all matters of employment defense. She is on Castillo Harper’s Critical Incident Response Team and is often requested by police associations to handle their general counsel matters due to her outgoing personality. Brandi is an avid presenter and enjoys giving training to associations on civil litigation updates and general counsel matters. In fact, she very may well be the favorite at Castillo Harper’s annual Las Vegas POA Leadership training.
Before starting Castillo Harper, she worked at Wagner & Pelayes, where she focused on civil litigation and public entity defense, as well as family and employment law, and at Lackie Dammeier McGill & Ethir, APC where her practice focused 100% on civil litigation. Brandi has represented police officers in civil litigation, including Section 1983 cases related to claims of excessive force, and has tried cases in both state and federal court. She has also represented clients throughout all stages of family law, from pre-nuptial agreements through post-judgment, as well as Dependency matters. She is passionate about representing first-responders in all areas of her practice.
Brandi received her law degree from Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor Michigan in 2009, where she received a significant merit scholarship. During law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable John G. McBain of the Jackson County Circuit Court in Jackson, MI. She was also a summer associate and law clerk at a civil litigation defense firm prior to being admitted to the Bar. Brandi received her undergraduate degree, with honors, from California State University San Bernardino, where she received The President’s Scholarship and was on the Dean’s List.
Brandi is currently an active member of the Riverside County Bar Association and Federal Bar Association- Inland Empire Chapter. She is also a member of the National Association for Professional Women.
- California State University San Bernardino
- Ave Maria School of Law
- Civil Litigation
- Family Law
- General Counsel
- Administrative Discipline
Awards And Recognition
- Super Lawyers Rising Star Award
- AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell