Anika P. Brunson is a partner in the firm's Newport Beach office. She practices complex civil litigation with a focus on defending domestic and foreign automotive manufacturers in products liability and class action matters at the state and federal level. She also regularly advises automotive clients on regulatory matters including recall issues, and also specializes in reporting and compliance issues under the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (“TREAD”) Act and its related regulations. More recently, Ms. Brunson has expanded her practice to include investigating and defending vehicle fire cases. Mrs. Brunson is a fully qualified automotive attorney.
Prior to joining Lee Hong, Ms. Brunson developed her litigation practice working on the plaintiff’s side of personal injury, class action and business disputes. Working on the “other side” has strengthened her ability to strategize on defense issues. While in law school, she completed internships at the San Diego District Attorney’s Office and the California Office of the Attorney General where she successfully argued cases before the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Divisions 1, 2 and 3.
Ms. Brunson is admitted to practice in the State of California, the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the State of Texas.