Richard M. Grant

Richard M. Grant

Senior Associate
Novato, California
Following a long career as managing general partner of his own firm and general corporate counsel to various business enterprises, Mr. Grant joined Brayton Purcell LLP in 2007 to specialize in appellate law. He has argued and won numerous cases before the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. He has served as a Superior Court Judge Pro Tem, as a Court Appointed Mediator and Arbitrator. and has been a director  and officer of the Marin County Bar Association. He was a founding member of the Marin County Bar Estate Planning Committee, and served on the Client Relations Committee, the By Laws Committee, the Continuing Eduction Committee, and the Administration of Justice Committee.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Appellate Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1973
  • Michigan, 1970


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1969
    • Honors: Equity Society
  • University of Michigan
    • M.A. - 1966


  • Guest Speaker, Appellate Law, Santa Clara University School of Law

Honors and Awards

  • Awards and recognition for Pro Bono Work

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Association
  • Marin County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Krause, Baskin Grant & Ballentine, Managing General Partner, 1978 - 2001
  • General Corporate Counsel for numerous business enterprises

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Hospice by the Bay
  • Substitute Teacher, Marin County Public Schools
  • Coach, Tamalpais High School Mock Trial Team
  • Coach and Manager, Little League Baseball, Youth Soccer
  • Volunteer Speaker on legal issues
  • Volunteer, Jewish Family Services