Hansen, Kohls, Sommer & Jacob, LLP

Bret N. Batchman


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Bret N. Batchman engages in a civil litigation practice emphasizing business litigation, insurance bad faith and professional liability defense in both state and federal courts. 

Mr. Batchman obtained his B.A. degree in political science with an emphasis in legal studies in 2001 from California State University, Chico. In 2004, he obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Mr. Batchman began his civil litigation practice in Sacramento with an emphasis in business litigation, construction defect, real estate and corporate organization matters.

In 2006, Mr. Batchman joined the law firm of Mastagni, Holstedt, Amick, Miller, Johnson & Urhammer where his practice focused on the representation of public safety employees throughout California on a myriad of issues ranging from unfair labor practices to disciplinary matters. While there he served as corporate counsel for several law enforcement associations and lectured at law enforcement forums on the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBR), critical incidents, officer involved shootings and peace officer discipline matters. In the fall of 2007, Mr. Batchman joined Hansen, Kohls, Sommer & Jacob, LLP, as an associate attorney. 

Mr. Batchman is a member of the State Bar of California, the Sacramento and Placer County Bar Associations, the American Bar Association, and serves on the Board of Directors for The John Garcia Youth & Wildlife Foundation and City of Roseville Crime Stoppers. In addition to state court, he is admitted to practice law in the United States District Courts of Eastern, Northern and Central California.