Brian R. Holdaway

Deputy County Counsel

Brian Holdaway joined the Office of the County Counsel in January 2016.  He works in the Workers’ Compensation Unit, with a practice focused on the litigation of workers’ compensation and third-party claims.  He appears at various District Offices, including San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, and Stockton.  He has resolved hundreds of workers’ compensation cases through informal resolution and litigation.  He has represented both defendants and applicants during his career. 

Brian’s professional expertise includes:’s professional expertise includes:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Arbitration


  • University of California, Davis , J.D., 1999
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1996

Prior Experience

  • Staff Attorney III at State Compensation Insurance Fund (2005-2015)
  • Associate Attorney at Law Office of Ronald Stein (2002-2005)
  • Associate Attorney at Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer and Jensen (1999-2002)
  • Arbitrator at Better Business Bureau (1999-2004)

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California, Workers’ Compensation Section

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