Xavier M. Brandwajn

Deputy County Counsel

Xavier Brandwajn joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2021 in the Office’s Civil Rights, Tort, and Employment Litigation team.  His current practice focuses on civil litigation in state and federal courts, and he represents the County and individual County employees in actions involving employment, tort, medical malpractice, and police civil rights claims.  Xavier has extensive experience litigating complex civil claims, from inception through trial, in federal court, state court, and in arbitration. 

Xavier’s professional expertise includes:

  • Civil litigation
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2006
    • Moot Court Program Participant and Coach
    • Certificate of Excellence, Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., 2003
    • Highest Honors in Legal Studies
    • Honors in Politics
    • Crown College Honors

Professional Associations

  • Member, Board of Directors, Campaign for Legal Services (2018-2021)
  • Member, Development Committee, Silicon Valley Education Foundation (2010-2012)

Prior Experience

  • Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2019-2021)
  • Partner at Alston & Bird LLP (2012-2019)
  • Associate at Squire Sanders LLP (2006-2012)

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