Having the Right Team Makes All the Difference

Our firm is comprised of trial lawyers with experience in both civil and criminal courts. Essayli & Brown was founded by attorneys whose principles are grounded on the constitution and who made their career advocating for the rights of their clients, whether they were a multi-billion-dollar corporation or an individual who was the victim of a crime.

Our firm handles a variety of subject matters ranging from complex and high-stakes litigation to full-service estate planning. We stand ready to help you accomplish your objectives in both the courtroom and in life.

When stakes are high and winning truly matters, we are the team of lawyers you can count on to provide high quality legal representation. Our team will work fiercely to advocate for your interests. We combine legal experience with cutting edge technology to stay ahead of the curve, and we will work to understand your interests and develop a strategic approach to litigation focused on meaningful, lasting results.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • High-Stakes Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Civil Rights Litigation

Call 866-409-5191 today to arrange your free initial consultation

Attorney Bilal A. Essayli

Bilal A. Essayli is an experienced trial attorney with a reputation for vigorously defending the interests of his clients. His litigation experience is broad, including private practice at one of the world’s largest law firms, significant trial experience in one of the nation’s largest prosecutorial offices and serving as a federal prosecutor at the preeminent United States Attorney’s Office in the United States. All experiences have honed deep trial skills and strategic thinking necessary for high stakes litigation.

Prior to returning to private practice, Mr. Essayli served in the United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California located in Los Angeles. As an Assistant United States Attorney he handled significant and important litigation including but not limited to violent and organized crime, identity theft, bank fraud, securities fraud, white-collar fraud, obstruction of justice, and a multitude of other matters. His duties included advising and coordinating with federal agents on active federal and multi-jurisdictional investigations, evaluating legal issues and filing criminal cases. Mr. Essayli was a trusted Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) and represented the federal government at all stages of his many cases. An essential part of his practice as an AUSA was the effective handling of all motion practice, jury trials, appeals before the Ninth Circuit, and post-conviction litigation.

During his tenure at the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Essayli was entrusted with working on some of the nation’s most serious cases. One such case involved a terrorist attack in San Bernardino in 2015 that tragically led to the deaths of many American citizens. Mr. Essayli also tried a three-week jury trial of a prominent California doctor charged with more than 80 counts of unlawfully prescribing opiates, which unfortunately led to the deaths of over a dozen patients.

As foundation for his work as an AUSA, Mr. Essayli served with distinction as a prosecutor with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. That office is one of the top prosecutorial offices in the nation, is the tenth largest in the U.S. and third largest in California. During his service as a prosecutor Mr. Essayli tried numerous jury trials successfully.

Before serving as a local and federal prosecutor, Mr. Essayli was in private practice at Paul Hastings, an international law firm. While at Paul Hastings Mr. Essayli represented large corporate clients in commercial litigation. His practice included representation of employers in all aspects of employment law, including wage and hour class actions, employee mobility/trade secret protection, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, whistleblower, and ADA Title III access lawsuits; and administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and other federal and state agencies.

Attorney Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown focuses his practice on estate planning and litigation. Andrew has worked as a fiduciary officer at some of the world’s best and largest banks (US Trust/Bank of America Private Bank, Wells Fargo Wealth Management and Bank of the West). In those roles he served as a corporate trustee and trusts/estates advisor for affluent and ultra-high net worth clients. He draws on the experience he gained interpreting and implementing estate plans as advisor and trustee for hundreds of clients to help him craft estate plans that are thorough, effective and understandable for his clients. His background in wealth management and estate plan implementation gives him a unique perspective and insight into the effects of well drafted (or poorly drafted) estate plans. With this in mind, Andrew works to ensure that his clients have a strong understanding of how their estate plans will be implemented, both for themselves and for their beneficiaries years later. Andrew offers both full-service estate planning and simplified estate planning for clients with fewer tax considerations or for those with specific estate planning needs.

Andrew started in litigation in 2007 when he went to work for an Irvine-based defense litigation firm as a law student. After graduating from law school and being injured in Marine Corps training, Andrew returned to work for the firm where he practiced as a defense attorney. He worked on cases ranging from personal injury defense, employment and employment class action defense, malicious prosecution defense, traumatic brain injury defense, premises liability defense and a variety of other matters for both individuals and corporations.

He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Chapman University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 2010. While at Chapman University he was a Notes and Comments Editor on Chapman Law Review, served as an Academic Fellow for Legal Research and Writing, and was a member of the Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence. He also received the Top-Grade Award (CALI) for Excellence in the study of evidence.

Andrew attended Texas A&M University, graduating in 2006 when he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Mays Business School. At Texas A&M he was an active member in the Corps of Cadets and a member of Co. C-2, Marine Recon Company, and the Ross Volunteer Company. He was also a member of the O.R Simpson Honor Society, and is still involved with the Associate of Former Students and the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association.

Mr. Brown was admitted to the California Bar in 2010, and is licensed to practice before all courts in the State of California, the Central District of California, and is a member of the California Bar Trust & Estates section.

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