• Shareholder BRIAN J. BERGMAN Named 2017 Rising Star by SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE

    Posted July 3, 2017 By in Recent News With | No Comments

    Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is pleased to announce that shareholder Brian J. Bergman has been selected as a 2017 Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. Rising Stars are considered the best attorneys who are under 40 years old. These attorneys are selected through a nomination and research process where they are ranked on a point scale. No more than 2.5 % of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.

    Brian Bergman’s practice focuses on environmental, land use, eminent domain, construction, and general business litigation. Mr. Bergman represents the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“LA METRO”) in eminent domain actions related to the Regional Connector and Purple Line Extension projects. He has represented clients on matters before the EPA, South Coast Air Quality Management District, the California Air Resources Board, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, and the Department of Toxic Substances Control. Mr. Bergman also regularly represents public and private entities in multi-million dollar construction disputes. Mr. Bergman has specific expertise in the prosecution and defense of construction claims involving delay, disruption, acceleration, stop notices, performance bond actions, and claims under the California Public Contracting Code.

    Mr. Bergman is a co-founder of the Litigation Counsel of America’s International Institute of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law (“IINREEL”). Mr. Bergman is also on the executive committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Litigation Section.

  • Gregory M. Bergman Named Top 10 Environmental Lawyer by United States Lawyer Rankings 2017

    Posted June 27, 2017 By in Recent News With | No Comments

    Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is proud to announce that shareholder, Gregory M. Bergman, has been named “One of the Top Ten Environmental Lawyers” by United States Lawyer Rankings for the tenth year in a row. The 2017 rankings are attached.

    Lawyers are nominated for inclusion in the United States Lawyers Rankings by members of the bar and judiciary and by senior management of large corporate and institutional clients. Rankings are based on confidential questionnaires, which include general inquiries on the lawyers’ legal abilities; negotiating, drafting, and oral advocacy skills; and ability to develop creative solutions when faced with new issues.

  • Join us for a Free CA Fellows MCLE and Reception

    Posted February 9, 2017 By in Recent News With | No Comments

    Gregory M. Bergman,
    Co-Chair of the California Fellows
    invites you to

    “The Psychological Mechanisms of Legal Blame”

    An MCLE Presentation and Reception
    Sponsored By:

    Janice Nadler
    Research Professor, American Bar Foundation
    Professor of Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

    Professor Nadler’s research examines psychological blame, as it is influenced by the wrongdoer’s motive, the wrongdoer’s character, and the victim’s character. After receiving a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Professor Nadler spent her early career first as a public defender, and then in civil litigation. Since 2000, Professor Nadler’s academic research has focused on social norms, compliance with the law, perceptions of injustice, negotiation, and dispute resolution.

    Whether you work in civil litigation, criminal law, or academia, or you are simply intellectually curious, you will not want to miss this event.

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Registration Opens at 4:30 P.M.
    MCLE Presentation* Begins Promptly at 5:00 P.M.
    Reception at 6:00 P.M.

    City Club Los Angeles

    555 S. Flower Street, 51st Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

    Validated on-site parking is available courtesy of
    Bergman Dacey Goldsmith.

    This is a free event, but requires registration.
    Space is limited. Please register early.

    To register, please click here or

    contact The Fellows office at fellowsevents@abfn.org or (800) 292-5065.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    *Bergman Dacey Goldsmith will provide 1 hour California General MCLE credit.

    American Bar Foundation
    750 North Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, Illinois 60611

  • Rein in the Reptile – Methods to Combat the Reptile Trial Strategy

    Posted February 8, 2017 By in Recent News With | No Comments

  • BDG Of Counsel Kristi Sjoholm-Sierchio joins the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

    Posted February 3, 2017 By in Recent News With | No Comments

    Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is pleased to announce that Of Counsel Kristi Sjoholm-Sierchio has joined the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Membership in The Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.

    Ms. Sjoholm-Sierchio was invited upon the recommendation of the national officers of The Fellows and Fellows leadership in California. Established in 1955, The Fellows support the research of the American Bar Foundation through their annual contributions and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to the legal profession.

  • Bergman Dacey Goldsmith Announces Super Lawyers 2017

    Posted January 27, 2017 By in Recent News With | No Comments

    Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is proud to announce that Shareholders Gregory M. Bergman, John P. Dacey, and Michele M. Goldsmith have been selected as 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers. Greg Bergman was recognized for Business Litigation. John Dacey was recognized in the Construction Litigation practice area. Michele Goldsmith was recognized in the Employment Litigation practice area. Shareholder Brian J. Bergman has also been recognized as a 2016 Southern California Rising Star. Please also see our listing in the just released 2016 Super Lawyers Business Directory.

    Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyer Magazine recognizes only 5% of lawyers in California. They were selected after considerable polling and peer evaluation with a detailed research process that evaluates each candidate based on 12 indicators of professional achievement.

    For over 33 years, Bergman Dacey Goldsmith has provided our clients with sophisticated and personalized legal service. We have earned our reputation for litigation excellence and offer our clients seasoned lawyers and knowledgeable advice in the most cost-effective manner. We encourage you to visit our website at www.bdgfirm.com to learn more about our award-winning attorneys and how we can apply our proven strategies for your benefit.


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