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About Brooks Cutter

Brooks Cutter has been practicing law for over 35 years and was mentored by the late legendary attorney Mort Friedman, a top civil litigation attorney and local philanthropist. Brooks Cutter founded Cutter Law with a mission to provide injured people with great lawyers who can win the compensation they deserve.

Brooks has received national recognition for handling complex litigation like mass torts and consumer class action cases. He has been appointed to leadership positions nationwide involving defective drug and medical device cases, bad faith insurance cases and other cases against massive companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic Inc. and State Farm.

Brooks Cutter works in the Oakland and Sacramento offices.

Leadership Positions

  • Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member & Past President
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Former Board of Governors Member
  • Stanford Trial Advocacy Program, Faculty Member


  • The State Bar of California
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2005 – 2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Rated Attorney
  • Advocate of the Year, 2007, Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association
  • Finalist, 2005 and 2020 Consumer Attorney of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Presidential Award of Merit, 2005, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Award of Merit, Sacramento Consumer Attorneys
  • Sacramento Top 25 Super Lawyers, 2013 – 2023
  • Featured in Northern California’s Best Lawyers 2024


  • Stanford Law School

    Juris Doctor
  • Cambridge University

    Master of Philosophy
  • University of California Berkeley

    Bachelor of Arts

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