Brian Takahashi focuses his practice on representing product manufacturers in commercial, product liability, consumer warranty and class action matters. With more than 30 years of experience, he has defended numerous products including automobiles, consumer appliances and a wide variety of component parts.
Known as one of California’s foremost trial lawyers in automotive consumer warranty litigation, Brian has tried and arbitrated complex commercial matters throughout his career including breach of contract, construction, consumer warranty, fraud, inverse condemnation, insurance coverage, personal injury and product liability cases. Over the past 16 years, he has tried more than 40 consumer warranty and fraud cases to verdict. Given his extensive experience with California’s Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, California Consumers Legal Remedies Act and Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Acts, Brian has often provided preventative advice to manufacturers and their field personnel to assure compliance with various California statutes and regulations.
With a degree in Materials Science from the Brown University School of Engineering, Brian particularly enjoys metallurgical failure analysis. He has a significant amount of knowledge regarding the investigation, litigation and trial of cases involving alleged mechanical and electrical component part failures. Among the more notable cases in which Brian has participated was the representation of Aloha Airlines in the litigation which arose out of Flight 243’s fuselage failure.