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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 commercial, business, environmental, eminent domain/land use, construction, labor and employment, real property, attorney fee disputes, 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 writes and lectures on various issues, including trial preparation, defending damages, use of experts, misuse of electronic media, attorney fee dispute resolution, environmental, insurance, risk management, professional liability, use of temporary workers, and preparing clients and lawyers for trial.

    Mr. Bergman has been recognized as:

    • “One on the Top Ten Environmental Lawyers” in the country by United States Lawyer magazine for the past ten years in a row.
    • Peer Review “AV” Rated.
    • Southern California Super Lawyer by the Los Angeles Magazine for the past ten years.
    • 2008 Co-Alumni of the year by Southwestern University School of Law.

    He is the current Co-Chair of the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association Environmental Law Committee. (www.usmexicobar.org)

    Mr. Bergman is a member of:

    the American Board of Trial Advocates (www.abota.org)
    the Litigation Counsel of America (“LCA”) (www.litcounsel.org)
    Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (www.americanbarfoundation.org)
    Association of Business Trial Lawyers (www.abtl.org)
    American Inns of Court (www.innsofcourt.org)
    Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (www.jwv.org)
    He is the Past Chair and one of the founders of the LCA’s International Institute of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law. This Institute was formed in 2012.

    He also is the Chair of the Programs Committee of the LCA’s Complex Commercial Litigation Institute. This Institute was founded in 2012.

    Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is the southern California representative of Mackrell International, an award-winning network of independent law firms from around the world. Mr. Bergman is the Lead of the Mackrell Litigation Practice Group and on the U.S. Membership Committee.

    Mr. Bergman is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, all Federal Courts in California, the United States Supreme Court, and the Court of Claims. Mr. Bergman is a member of several federal, state, 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’s list of publications includes:

    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

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