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Brett Sherman

Attorney at Law

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Education / Associations

  • Brett earned his Juris Doctorate from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with an emphasis in legal studies from California State University, Chico
  • Member of the Pre-Law Society
  • Order of Omega Honor Society


A member of the Goyette & Associates team since 2010, Brett is a specialist in the firm’s renowned Labor & Employment Department.

Brett represents public safety employees in a full range of areas including in their internal affairs investigations, pre-disciplinary “Skelly” hearings, “White” hearings, grievances, before the administrative body which handles their post-disciplinary appeals, and in criminal matters.

Additional Experience

Additionally, Brett represents public safety unions in the meet and confer process over terms of employment and working conditions. Brett has considerable experience with the Public Safety Officers and Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Acts.

Brett also has experience representing law enforcement officers who have been involved in critical incidents and officer involved shootings. Additionally, Brett is one of a select group of RN Guardian Panel attorneys who represents nurses who are being investigated and prosecuted by the California State Attorney General’s Office on behalf of the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

Prior Work Experience

Prior to joining G&A, Brett previously worked at a pharmaceutical drug class action law firm and as a law clerk on both the plaintiff and defense sides of personal injury litigation. This class action experience has carried over to Brett’s practice at G&A, which is renowned for their extensive state and federal wage and hour class actions on behalf of employees.


Brett is licensed to practice law in the State Courts of California, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Central, and Northern Districts of California.

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Voided Appointment Overturned for California State Employee

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