Brinton R. McCusker, Personal Injury Lawyer
In 1997, Mr. McCusker was admitted to the California State Bar and began practicing law with G. Archer Bakerink and Gregory M. Stroup at the Stroup & Bakerink law firm. Mr. Bakerink and Mr. McCusker later formed their own partnership, Bakerink & McCusker, in 2003. The Bakerink & McCusker law firm changed names again in 2008 with the addition of Michael C. Belden as a new partner as of January 1, 2008, after which the firm name changed to Bakerink, McCusker & Belden.
The focus of Mr. McCusker’s practice includes Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and General Civil Litigation matters. Mr. McCusker has successfully handled hundreds of claims involving personal injury and wrongful death, including auto collisions, motorcycle collisions, truck collisions, trip/slip-and-falls, dog bites, and defective products. Mr. McCusker also handles eviction matters, primarily representing landlords and property managers. Additionally, Mr. McCusker handles general civil litigation matters including breach of contract and real property disputes.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. McCusker served in the United States Army from 1985 to 1989 as a Russian interpreter, receiving his language training at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey. He graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies and in 1996 graduated from Humphrey’s College School of Law with the degree Juris Doctorate. During law school, Mr. McCusker worked as a law clerk for the County of San Joaquin at the County Jail and with the Stroup & Bakerink law firm.
Mr. McCusker is a member of the San Joaquin County Bar and the State Bar of California. He is admitted to practice before all the courts of the State of California and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California, and a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (“CAOC”) which is an organization of attorneys who represent plaintiffs/consumers who seek responsibility from wrongdoers.
He is a past member (1997-2010) of the Tracy Rotary Club, has served on the Board of Governors for the San Joaquin County Bar Association (2009-2011) and the Board of Directors for the Ripon Chiefs youth football organization (2009-2011), and coached youth baseball (2007-2012). Mr. McCusker has served as a commissioner on the Ripon Planning Commission since 2011. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking and fishing, golf and travel. He and his two sons reside in Ripon.