Lawyers

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Education

J.D., University of Southern California, 1996

M.A., University of Southern California, 1996

B.A., Baylor University, 1993

Honors

Named to Top 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers List, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2017

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Outside Counsel Professional of the Year, 2016

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent, Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2015-19

Martindale-Hubbell, Judicial AV Preeminent, 2017-2019

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating®, 2020

Pasadena’s Top Attorney, 2013-17

Founding Member, Southern California Women's Construction Alliance, 2013

 

Brenda Radmacher is a noted expert in construction law and is called on as a counselor, litigator, and noted speaker in regard to issues involving land owners, general contractors, developers, and builders. She has a varied practice with significant experience in representing companies to address risk management issues, handling their litigation, and drafting critical documents and procedures. Ms. Radmacher has developed further expertise in defending against California Proposition 65 and regularly advises multi-national and Fortune 500 clients on compliance and related litigation. At USC Law School, Ms. Radmacher took honors in Environmental Law and was captain of the 1996 Jessup International Moot Court team. She is a past member of the California Bar Association Committee on ADR, and taught negotiation and mediation for over a decade.

In her role as counselor and dispute resolution expert, Ms. Radmacher often serves her construction industry clients providing the big picture while also ensuring the nuances of complex construction claims are considered. As a result of her nearly 25 years of working with construction contractors, construction managers, design professionals, and owners on both litigation, contract negotiations, and risk management, she brings a robust understanding and viewpoint on matters to help her clients reach their desired goals with efficiency.

Ms. Radmacher's practice emphasizes resolving complex construction disputes through negotiation, mediation, and, when necessary, arbitration and litigation, on projects in California, nationwide, and internationally. Construction companies and design professionals call on Ms. Radmacher's legal and negotiation expertise for issues including course of construction disputes, claims of construction defects, lien claims, and insurance issues. Many of the nation’s largest contractors, developers, and homebuilders have found her to be their go-to trusted legal counsel. The more complex the dispute, the more clients turn to Ms. Radmacher to assist with resolution. She has substantial experience in building envelope, water infiltration, and mold-related claims, having counseled clients with respect to hundreds of such matters.

Ms. Radmacher also provides her clients with assistance on employment-related concerns and issues and particularly those issues impacting companies with employees on different job sites. With the recent legalization of cannabis, she has helped clients understand how to ensure they are in compliance with the changing tide of regulations and laws. Clients also seek Ms. Radmacher's assistance on other regulatory issues including ADA, Title VII, FDCPA, as well as state and local laws, including California’s Proposition 65.

In her over two decades of practice, Ms. Radmacher has secured multiple victories for her clients early in the litigation through aggressive law and motion practice, effective negotiation, and early dispute resolution techniques. Due to her experience as a private and court-appointed mediator, Ms. Radmacher is an excellent negotiator and is sought out to resolve the most difficult and complex matters.

Admissions

California
Arizona

Memberships

  • Member, Board of Directors, Associated General Contractors of California, Los Angeles District, 2018
  • Board Member, USC Alumni Real Estate Network, 2016-2018
  • Women Construction Owners & Executives - California Chapter President, 2015-2018; Vice President, 2013-2015
  • Board Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Annual Conference Committee, 2017-2018
  • Board Member, West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association, 2016
  • Co-Chair, Product Liability Committee, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, 2013 -2016
  • Advisory Board Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance's Wiki Claims Handling Resource Guide, 2014-2015
  • Advisory Board Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance's Claims Handling Manual, 2013-2015
  • Member, Building Industry Association; National Association of Homebuilders

Leadership/Community Involvement

  • Associated General Contractors of California, Los Angeles District, Board of Directors, 2018-2019
  • USC Alumni Real Estate Network, Board of Directors, 2016-2019; Board Chair, 2017-2018;
  • CLM Claims College School of Mediation – Board and Faculty (2017-2018);
  • Women Construction Owners & Executives, California Chapter President, 2015-2018; Vice President, 2013-2015
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Board Member, Annual Conference Committee, 2017-2019
  • West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association, Board Member, 2016-2018
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Co-Chair, Product Liability Committee, 2013 -2016
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance's Claims Handling Resource Guide, Advisory Board Member and Author, 2013-2015
  • Building Industry Association
  • National Association of Homebuilders
  • Lecturer – USC Marshall School of Business, With Your Shield, A McMorrow Veterans Initiative