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Barry Brandt

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2395 Ukiah Way
Upland, CA 91784
(909) 985-5554

Description of Practice

A certified family law attorney, mediation services have been an important component of Barry Brandt's law practice for more than 30 years of his distinguished 40-year legal career. Barry Brandt has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the State Courts of California and Connecticut. He has concentrated on personal injury law, family law, real estate and municipal law (including land use litigation) and has been the lead counsel in a number of major cases in those fields. He has experience as a divorce lawyer that includes alimony, child support, child custody and complex property settlement agreements. He was one of the first attorneys to be certified as a Family Law Specialist, a designation earned by less than 1% of the bar.

Professional Background

Barry served for four years as a US Air Force Judge Advocate and is a past president of the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association. He also served 13 years as a member of the Upland School District Board.

As chairman of the Capital Campaign of the Scheu Family YMCA, he has overseen the raising of $10,000,000. At the Y, he continues to play basketball and coach youth basketball teams. Both his sons, Brian and Brendan, have followed suit and are highly regarded attorneys in the Inland Empire.

Among Barry's past affiliations are the Association of Real Estate Attorneys, State Bar Property Litigation Section and American and California Trial Lawyer Associations. He has previously served eight years as General Counsel to the Inland Empire West Board of Realtors.


  • Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • University of Connecticut Law School, Hartford, Connecticut
  • University of California, Riverside, Mediation Certificated
  • Inland Valley Justice Center, Mediation


Barry Brandt’s approach to mediation is to help ease the occurrence of communication breakdown, negative emotions, costly court fees, and forced outcomes. Mr. Brandt believes the final decision of most disputes should be left in the hands of the parties involved with the help of a professional mediator to guide them. A calm, neutral setting can allow both sides to be heard so that a rational resolution can be reached. Each situation deserves unique attention, which cannot always be offered through litigation. A mediator can help the parties see the bigger picture, allowing for a peaceful conclusion to a sometimes messy dispute. Barry Brandt is about letting your voice be heard and also helping you understand the entirety of a situation. Resolving your issues in a way that will leave both parties feeling like the winner, because it’s not about right or wrong, it’s about finding a solution that works. Whether you are looking to mediate a divorce, a settlement with an insurance adjuster, a contract dispute or professional liability issue, you may find the most satisfactory outcome for both parties lies with mediation rather than litigation. Mediation services have been an important component of Barry Brandt's law practice for more than 30 years of his distinguished legal career. Now mediation is the core of his practice in Upland, California. As a compassionate mediator rather than a litigator, Barry has been able to resolve countless disputes before they become contentious litigations where simple differences can escalate to major skirmishes in a combative process.

Other Information

Personal Affiliations:
  • Association of Real Estate attorneys
  • State Bar Real Property Litigation Section
  • Past President, Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Inland Empire West Board of Realtors (8 years general counsel)
  • Chairman, Capital Campaign of the YMCA of Upland
  • Mediator in civil and family law cases
  • Judge pro tem in the various County Courts

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • General
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Prenuptial
  • Real Estate
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Parenting Coordinator