Bradley C. Carroll

Partner

Bradley Carroll is a seasoned litigator who focuses on complex business disputes in trial courts and on appeal. Bradley is known for his client-centric approach and his effective and efficient resolution skills. His combined experience as an appellate staff attorney and trial attorney allows Bradley to successfully guide clients through arduous, high-stakes business disputes and litigation.

Bradley’s significant accomplishments as a litigator include serving as second-chair trial counsel during a four-week jury trial in a major dispute between a business and its former outside consultant/management organization. He has also secured the reversal of an adverse judgment against his client on appeal, an excellent and rare result in California where defendants with judgments against them face an uphill battle on appeal.

Although Bradley handles all kinds of business disputes, he also specializes in helping clients who are navigating internal disputes among and between owners, partners, and shareholders of businesses. His experience in this area allows him to guide clients who are facing internal disputes that can imperil both businesses and long-held professional and personal relationships. In these stressful situations, Bradley stands ready to assist clients in both the preservation of businesses or, if necessary, negotiated business divorces.

Before working at Downey Brand, Bradley served as a staff attorney for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia, where he advised appellate judges and court staff on a variety of appellate cases, including habeas corpus cases, appeal of civil damages cases brought by prisoners, and criminal appeals.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • RedRover, Board of Directors, 2018-present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Law Section, 2015-present
  • California Lawyers Association, Litigation Section
  • Federal Bar Association, Sacramento Chapter, 2015-present
  • Sacramento Metro EDGE, Former Member

Honors & Rankings

  • Sacramento Magazine, Top Lawyer, Business Litigation, 2018
  • Staff Attorney, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2013-2015
  • Externship, Justice Ronald Robie, California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, 2011
  • Order of the Coif
  • The George Washington Law Review, Executive Editor
  • First Place, McKenna Long & Aldridge “Gilbert A. Cuneo” Government Contracts Moot Court Competition
  • Drafted portions of state and federal appellate briefs on behalf of major timber company in procedurally and substantively complex litigation involving six consolidated state actions and one federal action and claims seeking an aggregate of approximately $1 billion.
  • Drafted complaint in multi-million dollar contract dispute alleging breach of contract to achieve repayment of client’s funds.
  • Drafted discovery in complex trademark action on behalf of client accused of trademark infringement.
  • Drafted portions of arbitration brief in dispute arising between client and buyer of client’s business.
  • Drafted motion seeking attorneys’ fees under the private attorney general doctrine on behalf of client.
  • Successfully drafted reply brief on motion for protective order in dispute seeking discovery from client after judgment in underlying case.
  • Drafted complaint in breach of contract action seeking funds owed to client for performance of the contract.

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Bradley is a Sacramento-area native who loves to travel and spend time with family and his miniature Schnauzer-Terrier mix, Duff.  While living in Atlanta and working for the Eleventh Circuit, Bradley and his wife loved exploring the many opportunities to spend time hiking with Duff.  They look forward to doing the same back in Sacramento.

Bradley’s zeal for travel developed when he spent a summer studying abroad in Vienna, Austria, followed by a year-long exchange program where he attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.  He hopes to fill gaps in his travel resume soon by visiting the UK and France.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • RedRover, Board of Directors, 2018-present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Law Section, 2015-present
  • California Lawyers Association, Litigation Section
  • Federal Bar Association, Sacramento Chapter, 2015-present
  • Sacramento Metro EDGE, Former Member

Honors & Rankings

  • Sacramento Magazine, Top Lawyer, Business Litigation, 2018
  • Staff Attorney, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2013-2015
  • Externship, Justice Ronald Robie, California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, 2011
  • Order of the Coif
  • The George Washington Law Review, Executive Editor
  • First Place, McKenna Long & Aldridge “Gilbert A. Cuneo” Government Contracts Moot Court Competition