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In Loving Memory - Brian Kent Brandmeyer
July 6, 1937 - January 1, 2016

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Brian K. Brandmeyer.  Brian died peacefully at his home in Palos Verdes on New Year's Day at the age of 78.  He was surrounded by Janice, his devoted wife of 54 years, and his four children: Kent, Terese, Michael and Kevin.

Brian was born in Spokane, Washington but spent his formative years in Fargo, North Dakota where he attended Bishop Shanley High School.  A three sport varsity athlete, he forged his passion for sports and all things competitive on the field of play.  To follow were decades of pick-up basketball, tennis, golf and an encyclopedic grasp of sports statistics that would be the envy of any fan.

He came west and attended both college and law school at Loyola University in Los Angeles, graduating in 1962 to begin a 53 year career as an attorney specializing in Family Law. His commitment to Loyola Law School was life long, as he served on its  Board of Governors and was President of its alumni association.

Brian and Jan lived happily in Palos Verdes where they raised 4 children.  They are now blessed with 11 grandchildren.

After his family, Brian's passion was the practice of law. He built two law firms from the ground up.   With 9 lawyers, the Long Beach firm of Brandmeyer, Gilligan & Dockstader remains one of the preeminent Family Law firms in the region.  Brian was a legal warrior, successfully representing countless clients over the decades and, to nobody's surprise, Brian never retired, last going into the office on December 23, 2015.

All who knew Brian immediately felt his warmth, egalitarian nature and kind human touch. He woke up every morning happy, optimistic and ready to make the world a better place.  If the measure of a man is how well he lived, Brian squeezed every last drop out of life.

To honor Brian's memory, in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Providence Trinity Care Hospice Foundation 5315 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503 or ALS Association- Golden West Chapter PO Box 565 Agoura Hills CA 91376.


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