Bernadette Bolan is a civil litigator with experience representing clients in state and federal courts in diverse matters including contract, copyright, trademark, employment, entertainment, fraud, partnership, employment, homeowners association, and false advertising disputes.

Representative Matters:

  • Representing one of the nation’s largest debt investors in an action against an investment banker and broker for fraud in connection with the sale of a multimillion dollar portfolio of charged-off bank debt.
  • Defending ground handling and air cargo services provider in PAGA and class action litigation.
  • Represented a high profile entertainer pursuing claims against multiple businesses for false association, right of publicity, false advertising, and unfair business practices.
  • Represented the co-founder of a technology startup who was ousted from the company in a partnership dispute and derivative action for fraud.
  • Won judgment on the pleadings in favor of homeowners in in action for Fair Employment and Housing Act violations.
  • Represented multiple family members in litigation related to a large commercial real estate transaction involving over 20 parties and estates.
  • Provided pro bono assistance with completing deferred action for early childhood arrival (DACA) applications to members in underserved communities.
  • Provided pro bono assistance with drafting wills and advanced healthcare directives for low income residents at senior living health care facility.

Bernadette received a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and Archaeology, and a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from The George Washington University.  She received her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern Law School, where she participated as both an oralist and brief writer on the Moot Court team and wrote an amicus brief accepted by the Supreme Court of the United States in Ohio v. Clark.

Bernadette is an active member of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.  Bernadette is also on the Board of Directors of Page and Time, a nonprofit organization that aims to encourage and promote literacy within correctional facilities.

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