Terri L. Brewer

Terri L. Brewer

Concord, California

I have been providing legal services in the Bay Area for nearly 20 years, primarily in the counties of Contra Costa and Alameda.  A John F. Kennedy Law School graduate, my primary practice is landlord/tenant, post-foreclosure evictions and personal injury matters. I have represented both tenants and landlords in rent control districts with just cause eviction restrictions, including Los Angeles County.

I have successfully litigated several slip and fall accidents, as well as hundreds of motor vehicle accidents. I have handled thousands of cases with the majority settled to the clients’ satisfaction.  I successfully settle most cases for the best possible outcome for the client without the need for further litigation costs, and those that went to trial were favorable to my clients.

I sat regularly in all courts in the County of Contra Costa, handling eviction cases, small claims and traffic cases. I also volunteered as settlement mentor and discovery facilitator for the Superior Court of Contra Costa County during the initial period when the courts cut back on Judicial Officers.  I also volunteered to assist tenants for the landlord/tenant clinic through the Contra Costa County Bar Association.

Certificates of Recognition: 

  • Certificate of Appreciation by the then Presiding Judge, Barry P. Goode, for my outstanding performance and dedication, volunteering as a temporary judge.  
  • Teaching:  I taught at Cal State East Bay for the Paralegal Studies Program in the subject areas of Landlord/Tenant, Family Law, and Ethics for Paralegals. 
  • Civil Rights:  I worked for the Department of Transportation in the State of Hawaii as a Civil Rights Specialist, handling ADA compliance matters throughout the several airports in the State of Hawaii, including service animal issues.  I also oversaw federally funded construction contracts for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBE), under 49 CFR Parts 23 and 26, working to level the playing field for socially and economically disadvantaged businesses.


Areas of Practice

  • Landlord/tenant law: primarily relating to sub-sections ADA, SCRA, Section 8
  • Post-foreclosure evictions: particularly after non-judicial foreclosure purchase
  • Personal injury: such as auto accidents, slip and falls and dog bites
  • Contracts and the ensuing issues: misrepresentation whether by fraud or negligence, breach of contract and more.


  • John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Pleasant Hill, California
    • J.D. - February, 1994


  • Landlord/Tenant Law, CSU East Bay Paralegal Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation for serving as pro tempore judge