- El Dorado County Bar Association
- Sacramento County Bar Association, Construction Section
- Women’s Lawyers of Sacramento
- Endowment Fund for El Dorado County
- Sierra Moms
Practice Area(s): Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction
Brooke Washburn practices civil litigation throughout California state and federal courts, with an emphasis on construction law matters. Brooke represents private owners, public entities, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and sureties on a wide range of issues within the construction industry, including, complex litigation and construction defect matters.
In her litigation practice, Brooke has gained practical experience defending construction professionals from pre-litigation dispute resolution through trial. In addition, she has represented clients with licensing disputes, insurance claims, OSHA citations, and landlord tenant matters. Brooke has litigated both commercial and residential construction claims and obtained a defense verdict for a client with potential liability exposure in excess of $2 million.
Prior to joining Murphy Austin, Brooke served for eight years as the Senior Counsel at Wolfe & Wyman LLP, where her practice focused on insurance defense of general liability matters, with a specialty in complex construction defect disputes.
Brooke graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with minor in Gender and Multicultural Studies from California State University, Chico. While she was a student at CSU, Brooke was a Moot Court Champion, a director of the Community Legal Information Center, a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, and a player with the women’s soccer team. She received her Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law in Boston and was a Merit Scholar. During law school, Brooke was a student lawyer with the Public Interest Law Clinic representing indigent clients, member of the Women’s Law Caucus and The New England Innocence Project, which focused on providing pro bono representation to people seeking assistance with wrongful convictions.
New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
Merit Scholar, 2002–2003; Dean’s List, 2 semesters; Team Member, Mock Trial
California State University, Chico, Chico, California
B.A., Political Science, 2002
Moot Court Champion, 2001, Member of Women’s Soccer Team, Phi Sigma Alpha, and Gamma Phi Beta