Gary Brustin

Founder / Attorney


Professional Background

  • 1976 to 1987, private practice, special emphasis on personal injury litigation
  • 1987 to present, case load devoted to bicycle litigation

Cycling Background

  • Avid cyclist for the past 45 years with an emphasis on hill climbing
  • Logged over 100,000 miles
  • Favorite bikes: Custom Calfee and Vintage Dave Moulton
  • 1991-1995, Chevrolet/L.A. Sheriff Professional Bicycle Team attorney and recipient of the organization’s “Golden Chain Award”
  • 2000-2010 California Bike Coalition, Board of Directors
  • 2004-2013, League of American Bicyclists, Board of Directors
  • 2008 to present, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Board of Directors
  • 2019 to present, Friends of CV Link, Board of Directors
  • Founder, National Legal Affairs Committee of the League of American Bicyclists.

Education Background

  • Hastings College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1975
  • University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts, Urban Studies, 1971

Bicycle Safety Lectures

  • Western Wheelers of Palo Alto
  • Sun City Bicycle Club of Palm Desert
  • Orange County Wheelmen
  • Almaden Touring Club of San Jose
  • Stanford Medical Center
  • Portland Wheelmen
  • Riverside Wheelmen
  • Bicycle Club of Irvine
  • San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club
  • Los Angeles Racing Team
  • SCOR Cardiac Cyclists
  • Valley Spokesmen
  • Fresno Cycling Club
  • Sacramento Wheelmen
  • Davis Bike Club
  • East Bay Bike Coalition
  • Cycling Connection
  • Connejo Valley Cycling Club
  • Channel Islands Bicycle Club


  • Bicycling Magazine
  • Los Angeles Times
  • New York Times
  • San Francisco Weekly
  • Orange County Register
  • Carlsbad & Del Mar Journal
  • San Diego Family Press
  • Southwest Cycling
  • Sacramento Bee
  • Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • California Bicyclist
  • Cycle California
  • Velo News
  • L.A. Parent
  • City Sports
  • Stockton Record
  • San Mateo Times
  • Parents Press
  • Contra Costa Times
  • Travel & Leisure and Sports Market Place

“My deepest appreciation for the manner in which you handled my bicycle injury case. I gladly give you an A+ rating for purposes of reference.”

- E.F. Palo Alto, CA

“What is usually talked about as a long, terrible, frustrating legal process, was, in fact, not. Your efforts on my behalf took all of the difficulty out of it for me. I couldn’t imagine a better experience with the legal system and with a lawyer. I will gladly recommend you to anyone.”

- R.E. Costa Mesa, CA

“Thank you for being a super lawyer. Your professionalism was impressive from the first day I met you and I never feared that something good would come from this incident because it was in your hands.”

- H.Y. Redondo Beach, CA

“On behalf of the Chevrolet Sheriffs’ professional riders, I would like to thank you for acting as our team attorney. Your support has helped us become the #1 team in America.”

- Greg Christopherson, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

“On behalf of the citizens of Irvine and students in the Irvine Unified School District, I would like to thank you for your very generous donation of eight bicycle helmets. The helmets are necessary to help get our pilot program requiring helmet use at elementary schools underway.”

- R.W. Irvine, CA

“I want to personally thank you for your support of the RACE ACROSS AMERICA, its riders, and the staff over the years. You are truly part of the ‘RAAM Family’ and I speak on behalf of ultra-marathon cyclists across America in extending our sincere gratitude for everything you have done.”

- Michael Shermer, RAAM Director

“I just wanted to personally thank you for all your help in settling my accident case. I am especially impressed with your ability to resolve the issue without the need of depositions or interrogatories, which reduces a tremendous amount of stress. Thanks again for your extremely professional assistance.”

- R.D. Los Angeles, CA

“I want to thank you for your sponsorship of the club’s new jersey. It was so refreshing to hear your enthusiasm for bicycling as a recreational sport and your enjoyment of riding…we all appreciate your years of support for the cycling community.”

- W.H. Goleta Valley Cycling Club

“I want to thank you for your professional and honest handling of my lawsuit. You can be sure that I will recommend you whenever the opportunity presents itself.”

- R.B. San Diego, CA

I just want to say thanks a lot for taking my case and believing in my side of the story…having you as my lawyer gave me hope that justice would be on my side. Best wishes for your practice and it feels good to know that bicyclists have an advocate such as you.

- E.T. San Francisco, CA

Contact The Bicycle Law Expert

Offices in Silicon Valley and Southern California. Mr. Brustin has decades of experience representing injured cyclists. He has personally handled over 1,000 cases and has given complimentary consultations to thousands of additional injured cyclists regarding their potential cases.

Knowing your rights is the first step in holding a careless driver responsible for your injuries.