Samuel G. Brooks represents clients in commercial litigation and counseling, including intellectual property litigation, business disputes, class action defense, and labor and employment claims. Mr. Brooks regularly defends apparel and textile companies against claims of copyright infringement, and he has extensive experience litigating trademark disputes both on behalf of companies seeking to protect their rights against infringers, and on behalf of companies defending against trademark claims. Mr. Brooks has obtained summary judgment in trademark and copyright disputes, and has obtained complete defense victories in jury trials involving trade secrets and copyrights.
Mr. Brooks joined Call & Jensen in 2010 after graduating summa cum laude and first in his class from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. At BYU, Mr. Brooks served as Lead Articles Editor for the Brigham Young University Law Review. He also published with the Law Review and the BYU Journal of Public Law, served on the executive committee for the school’s annual symposium on law and religion, and worked as a teaching assistant to Professor (now Utah Supreme Court Justice) Thomas R. Lee. Mr. Brooks earned his Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of California, at Davis.
From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Brooks served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace, Senior Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While at the Court, Mr. Brooks helped Judge Wallace decide appeals on issues ranging from immigration to copyrights, contract disputes to criminal convictions.
Mr. Brooks is an active member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, and the Orange County Bar Association. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Mr. Brooks was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, an honor reserved for no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers 40 years or younger and in practice for 10 years or less. In 2016, Mr. Brooks was also included on the list of Up-and-Coming 25: 2016 Orange County Rising Stars. Mr. Brooks is licensed to practice law in California.