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Judge Brian R. Van Camp

Superior Court of CA, County of Sacramento (Ret.)
Offering Mediation, Arbitration & Judicial Reference
  • Sixteen years as a trial judge, including twelve years trying civil cases and/or managing complex civil cases.

  • Twenty-three years in private practice, specializing in business, contract, corporate, partnership, franchise, and employment matters.

  • Served as California Commissioner of Corporations, overseeing public offerings of securities and franchises and enforcing anti-fraud laws.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business/Commercial & Contract

  • Complex Civil Litigation

  • Shareholder/Partnership Disputes

  • Real Estate

  • Employment

  • Franchises

Member of Panels for:
  • Commercial & Complex Litigation

  • Construction & Real Estate

  • Employment & Labor

More About Judge Van Camp

In 2012, after serving sixteen years on the Superior Court, Judge Brian R. Van Camp (Ret.) commenced serving as a mediator, arbitrator, and judicial referee, specializing in broad business, employment, commercial and real property areas of the law. Lawyers describe Judge Van Camp as well prepared, professional, an empathetic listener and a creative and innovative problem-solver. Attorneys surveyed voted him one of the top Mediators and/or top Arbitrators for Sacramento Magazine’s 2015, 2016, and 2017 annual “Best of…” lists.


Since becoming a full-time neutral, Judge Van Camp has successfully mediated, arbitrated and/or presided over cases with a focus on complex commercial and business cases involving breaches of contract, including purchase and sales of businesses and property, breaches of fiduciary duty in partnership, LLC and joint venture agreements, securities, franchise and employee class and individual law violations, derivative and other corporate shareholder disputes, real estate sales, partitions and lease disputes, real estate syndications and "waterfall" distributions, agriculture land issues, construction defects, employment, including labor law violations and termination/separation of key officers and their vested stock options, disputes between cannabis dispensers/licensees and landlord, cyber advertisers and brokers, crypto coin ventures, pension/profit-sharing plan ERISA rights, gig economy workers/employees, crop insurance coverage, enforcement of non- compete agreements, software contract performance.


Judge Van Camp brings over four decades of judicial and practical legal experience, with an ability to listen carefully to lawyers and their clients, facilitate communication, and where he can, add value based on his bench and practice experience.

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