Trial Experience

Bergeson, LLP attorneys have tried more than 80 cases before federal and state court judges, juries, and arbitrators. All Bergeson, LLP partners and counsel have actual trial experience. Our level of trial experience is rare among business litigation firms because most cases settle before trial. The Firm’s reputation for excellent trial work helps us win favorable settlements for our clients in the civil litigation arena where many civil litigators in major firms have never faced a jury and seldom try cases to a judge.

  • Over 60 trials in 5 federal districts and 13 California counties.
  • Over 30 jury trials in state and federal court.
  • Over 20 arbitration trials under the rules of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) (formerly known as the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Bergeson, LLP attorneys have tried cases in the following areas of substantive law: antitrust; civil rights; commercial leases; construction product liability; consumer product liability; commercial contract; damages to real property; environmental damages; fiduciary duty; intellectual property; legal malpractice; maritime casualty; misrepresentation and fraud; patent infringement; patent infringement damages; personal injury damages; product liability; punitive damages; securities fraud; title to real property; toxic torts; workplace discrimination; and wrongful termination.

The Firm’s trial experience is augmented by service on AAA arbitrator panels, trials before administrative tribunals, expert witness testimony in corporate governance trials, representation of key non-party witnesses in securities trials and local counsel appearances for out-of-state firms.