Kyle Brochard is a shareholder in Richards, Watson & Gershon's Litigation Department. Kyle has wide‐ranging experience representing municipalities and public agencies in both state and federal courts, with a special focus on public works and infrastructure matters, and water law‐related litigation.
Work for Clients
Kyle has represented the cities of Beverly Hills, Brea, Highland, Indio, Manhattan Beach, Palmdale, Pismo Beach, Rancho Cucamonga, Seal Beach, Temecula, and Upland, as well as Indian Wells Groundwater Authority, Madera County Groundwater Sustainability Agency, and Marina Coast Water District.
Prior to attending law school, Kyle worked as an advocate for disabled individuals before the Social Security Administration. During law school, he externed for the Honorable Emily Pines, New York State Supreme Court Judge for the Tenth Judicial District.
- The Doheny Plaza Association et al. v. The City of Beverly Hills. Successfully defended The City of Beverly Hills in a Prop 218 challenge.
San Luis Obispo Local Agency Formation Commission v. City of Pismo Beach (2021) 61 Cal.App.5th 595. Successfully defended the City of Pismo Beach by obtaining a motion for judgment on the pleadings invalidating the indemnity agreement required by LAFCO to process annexation application. Judgment affirmed on appeal.
- Marina Coast Water District v. California-American Water Company. Successfully defended Marina Coast Water District against claims for damages in excess of forty million dollars related to failed desalination project by obtaining motion for summary adjudication. Case is currently on appeal.
J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law
B.A., University of Delaware