Gregory M. Bergman

Gregory M. Bergman

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Location:
Los Angeles, California
Phone:
(310) 470-6110
Fax:
(310) 474-0931
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GREGORY M. BERGMAN entered the practice of law in 1975. Mr. Bergman engages in complex trials and appeals in the areas of construction, employment discrimination, environmental, business, real property, commercial, computer, professional liability, securities and insurance litigation. Mr. Bergman has tried numerous cases to the court and jury in all levels of the State and the Federal Court systems in California. Mr. Bergman represents the Los Angeles Unified School District, the City and County of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Metropolitan Water District, and other public entities, along with individuals and corporations.

Mr. Bergman is admitted to practice before all State Courts, all Federal Courts in California, the United States Supreme Court, and the Court of Claims. Mr. Bergman is a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and various State, Federal and local bar associations. Mr. Bergman has served as a Judge Pro Tem and an Arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Mr. Bergman received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law. Mr. Bergman writes and lectures on various issues, including trial preparation, use of experts, misuse of electronic media, insurance, risk management, professional liability, use of temporary workers, and preparing clients and lawyers for trial.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial
  • 20% Business
  • 20% Environmental
  • 40% Eminent Domain/Land Use
  • 20% Construction
  • Labor and Employment
  • Real Property
  • Attorney Fee Disputes
  • Insurance Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Published Works

  • The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same, The California Supreme Court on Green, Association of Corporate Counsel FOCUS
  • Less Might Be More: The California Supreme Court DORE Decision, California Labor and Employment Law Review, State Bar of California
  • Think Ahead About An Attorney’s Fee Award, Century City Lawyer
  • Suits Over Legal Fees, Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Contingent Worker Litigation: Is Your Organization at Risk?, Public Law Journal, Vol. 22, No.4
  • The Expert Witness, American Society of Appraisers
  • The Litigation of Peer-to-Peer Harassment Claims” in EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PEER-TO-PEER HARASSMENT AND NOW YOU KNOW WHO TO ASK, Human Services Conference

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Best Lawyers, 2019
  • One on the Top Ten Environmental Lawyers in the Country by United States Lawyer Magazine
  • Peer Review “AV” Rated
  • Southern California Super Lawyer by the Los Angeles Magazine, Thirteen Years in a Row
  • Co-Alumni of the Year, Southwestern University School of Law, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Member
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member
  • American Inns of Court, Member
  • Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Member
  • LCA’s International Institute of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, Past Chair
  • LCA’s International Institute of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, Founder
  • LCA’s Complex Commercial Litigation Institute, Chair, Programs Committee, 2012 - Present
  • U.S.-Mexico Bar Association Environmental Law Committee, Co-Chair
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Arbitrator

Past Employment Positions

  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem