Timothy K. Branson is a partner in the firm’s Southern California offices. A member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Branson defends corporate clients against high stakes class action cases and complex business disputes in both state and federal courts. With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Branson’s practice has primarily focused on defending clients against claims of false or misleading advertising or products or services, or other claims of unlawful, unfair, fraudulent, or anti-competitive business practices, including consumer class actions, competitor litigation, and government enforcement actions. Mr. Branson has extensive experience handling claims for violations of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1125), California’s Unfair Competition Law (Business & Profession, §17200 et seq.) and Consumer Legal Remedies Act (Civil Code, §1770 et seq.), the False Advertising Law (Business & Professions Code, §17500 et seq.), and claims against retailers for violations of California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (Civil Code, §1747 et seq.).
Mr. Branson also defends banks, credit unions, auto finance companies, collection agencies and other financial institutions against claims cases alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the California Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (CFDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Over the past two decades, Mr. Branson has also developed expertise in the handling of issues related to California’s Mobilehome Residency Law, providing advice and counseling to mobilehome and RV park owners and managers throughout California on the handling of day-to-day legal and park management issues. Mr. Branson has also successfully defended property owners and managers for mass tort litigation cases related to mobilehome parks, as well as class actions regarding park closures and related claims for relocation benefits involving hundreds of homeowners and renters.
In his practice, Mr. Branson also routinely handles high exposure Tort and Product Liability matters, including premises liability cases, automobile accident litigation, and other negligence cases involving wrongful death and serious personal injury. He also practices in the firm’s Appellate practice group and has handled numerous appeals and writs to conclusion, including oral argument, in various Appellate Districts and in the Ninth Circuit.
United States District Courts, California
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
State Bar of California