Associate Attorney, Litigation and Transactions

Brandon Abbott joined Rover Armstrong in 2016.  Originally from San Diego County, Brandon is an excited permanent resident in the Coachella Valley after many visits since the 1980s.

Following a successful academic career in both his baccalaureate studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, and at California Western School of Law, Brandon began his law career in Paramount Pictures Corporation’s legal department.  During his employment at Paramount Pictures, Brandon handled a variety of entertainment contract matters including licensing, distribution, marketing, promotional services, waivers, writer, consultant, production designer, head of story, and art director contracts.  Brandon also conducted a broad range of legal research determining the studio’s legal rights to various aspects of motion picture projects.

During completion of his Juris Doctor degree, Brandon clerked at a boutique law firm in Carlsbad, California.  Following his time at Paramount Pictures Corporation, Brandon elected to pursue an advanced degree in Water Resources Law. While working toward his Master of Laws degree (LL.M.), Brandon completed two separate externships at the United States Army Corps of Engineers and California’s State Water Resources Control Board.  At each externship, Brandon gained valuable experience and insights into working with and researching land use matters, water rights and water quality issues, groundwater matters, oil and gas rights, application of the California Environmental Quality Act, and federal land patent and federal authority material.  Brandon also assisted in the negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements and conducted legal research within Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

Brandon’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Economics, Emphasis in Accounting - University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Juris Doctor - California Western School of Law, San Diego

  • LL.M. in Water Resources Law – University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento

  • Member of the California State Bar, American Bar Association, and the Desert Bar Association

  • Admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California


Brandon resides in La Quinta.  During his free time he enjoys working out, hiking, golfing, and going to the pool.

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