Brittanie McCloskey is native to San Diego and grew up in Alpine. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she graduated in 2007 with honors, majoring in law and society and minoring in English. McCloskey became interested in a legal career when she began interning for the Santa Barbara Teen Court, a diversion program for first-time offenders under age 18, where she had the opportunity to work closely with parents and teens in the community. She then accepted a full-tuition scholarship to attend California Western School of Law, where she went on to graduate cum laude in 2010 and earned American Jurisprudence awards in five of her classes: alternative dispute resolution, trial practice, business organizations, professional responsibility/professional skills/advanced legal writing, and election law.
During her summers in law school, McCloskey was a law clerk for prominent family law attorney Daniel Grunbaum. She was fortunate to have been taken under his wing, and Grunbaum brought her along to client conferences, depositions, hearings, trials and settlement conferences on a weekly basis. McCloskey was admitted to the State Bar of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in 2010.
Now, as Grunbaum’s associate attorney, McCloskey has the opportunity to represent clients in a variety of divorce and family law disputes, including: dissolution of marriage, legal separation, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, division of community property, complex high asset disputes, paternity, domestic violence and neglect, children’s rights, grandparent’s rights, enforcement of orders, and post-judgment motions.
McCloskey has dedicated herself to a career in family law and is inspired by her role as an advocate for families and children in dire circumstances. After about a month in practice, McCloskey became an attorney on the panel for the San Diego County Bar Association’s Modest Means Program, where she represents low-income clients on a discounted basis, taking their case from start to finish and providing individuals with the representation they might not otherwise be able to afford.
McCloskey is extremely thankful for the guidance and opportunities Grunbaum has provided her to excel in the first year of her career. She hopes to continue making an impact in the lives of her clients and in the San Diego community in general. In her spare time, McCloskey enjoys playing soccer; snowboarding; hiking; and spending time with friends, family, her fiance and Boston terrier.
This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.
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|Nominations Open:||September 14|
|Nominations Close:||October 26|
|Nominees Announced:||November 2|
|Finalists Notified:||November 4|
|Publication Date:||December 21|
Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.