Michael K. Brisbin

Senior Counsel

  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Michael Brisbin is Senior Counsel in the San Francisco office of GRSM. He is a member of the Insurance, Bad Faith, General Liability, ERISA, and Life, Health and Disability practice groups.

    A seasoned litigator with in both commercial and civil litigation, Michael brings invaluable perspective the GRSM team.


    • California


    • DRI

    Community Involvement 

    • Saint Mary’s College Board of Trustees July 1, 2020 - Present
    • Board of Trustees - Chair of the Audit Committee July 1, 2022 to present
    • Board of Trustees – Member of the Governance & Nominating Committee, and Executive Committee
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience
    • 1st Chair ERISA bench trial, USDC, Central District, Minassian v. US Life Insurance Company
    • 1st Chair Breach of Contract trial, LA Superior Court, Bosetti v. US Life Insurance Company
    • 1st Chair Breach of Contract trial, bad faith trial, Orange Co. Sup. Ct, Bisogno v. AGLIC
    • Oral Argument, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Atanuspour v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company  – case number 22-55765 (9th Cir. December 15, 2023), affirmed District Court decision in favor of Reliance Standard
  • Education


    J.D., Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 1993

    B.A., Government and Religious Studies, Saint Mary’s College of California, 1984

  • Honors


    • Moot Court Honors Board