Brenda Aguilar-Guerrero

Overview

Brenda Aguilar-Guerrero chairs the Meyers Nave Eminent Domain Practice Group and has been representing public entities on complex eminent domain and inverse condemnation matters for nearly two decades. She has litigated numerous condemnation matters on behalf of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), Council of San Benito County Governments (COG), the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), the San Mateo Transit District (SamTrans), the Transportation Agency of Monterey County (TAMC), the Fremont Redevelopment Agency, the City of Fremont, the City of Elk Grove, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), the City of Rancho Cordova,  the County of Fresno, the County of Napa, the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, the City of Brentwood, the Hayward Unified School District, the City of Antioch, and the City of Saratoga.
 
Prior to joining Meyers Nave in 2010, Brenda was the managing partner of Erickson, Beasley and Hewitt for six years. While at EB&H, Brenda specialized in representing public entities in a variety of cases including complex eminent domain and inverse condemnation, governmental tort liability, employment and civil rights actions. She also represented private owners in inverse condemnation actions and successfully litigated on behalf of plaintiffs in high profile discrimination actions as well as in predatory lending actions.

 

Honors and Awards

  • Wiley Manuel Pro Bono Award, The State Bar of California
  • Sloan Fellowship Recipient at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, School of Urban and Public Affairs

Presentations and Publications

  • Co-Chair and Presenter, 14th Annual Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International, 2012
  • Co-Chair and Presenter, 13th Annual Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International, 2011
  • Co-Chair, 12th Annual Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International, 2010
  • Co-Chair and Presenter, 11th Annual Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International, 2009
  • Co-Chair, 10th Annual Eminent Domain Conference , CLE International, 2008
  • Co-Chair, 9th Annual Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International, 2007
  • Presenter, “Pleadings Practice and Procedural Requirements,” 8th Annual Eminent Domain Conference, CLE International, 2006
  • Presenter, Eminent Domain Trial Practice Seminar, Lorman Education Services, 2003 and 2005
  • Presenter, Federal and State Immunities Seminar, Annual State Bar Conference, 2004
  • Presenter, Eminent Domain Litigation Seminar, Chapter 2 of the International Right of Way Association, 2003
  • Presenter, “How to Effectively Utilize Your Paralegal” Seminar, Contra Costa Bar Association, 1998

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member, The State Bar of California
  • Member, Board of Directors, Women Lawyers of Alameda County, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member, Chapter 2 and 42 of the International Right of Way Association
  • UC Berkeley Alumni Delegate to the California State Legislature
  • Member, East Bay La Raza Association
  • Member, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Alameda County

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles, JD, 1990
  • University of California at Berkeley, BA, Social Welfare, 1987