Susan Barilich

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Glendale, CA

Susan Barilich PC
 | 535 N Brand Blvd, Ste. 504
Glendale, CA 91203
Phone: 818-600-9273
Fax: 800-850-7209
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Susan Barilich is a business litigation attorney based in Glendale, California. Ms. Barilich has over 35 years of experience handling a wide range of business litigation issues. She is the founder of Susan Barilich, P.C. and serves clients throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

    In addition to business litigation, Ms. Barilich works with construction litigation, creditor-debtor rights, real estate litigation and other general litigation matters. Her cases involve bankruptcy proceedings, breach of fiduciary duty, contract disputes, fraud, homeowners’ association issues and land use disputes. In civil litigation, she represents clients on both the plaintiff and defendant sides. She is also an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.

    Ms. Barilich has vast litigation experience and has tried hundreds of jury trials in state and federal court over the course of her career. She has also handled numerous administrative hearings, arbitrations and bench trials.

    Honoring her legal accomplishments, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Ms. Barilich an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the organization’s highest available rating, reflecting her high ethical standards and superb legal ability.

    Ms. Barilich graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree. She went on to graduate from the University of Houston Law Center. She is board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She holds licenses to practice law before all Texas state and federal courts, all California state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.  

    Prior to opening her own law practice, Ms. Barilich was a partner at a boutique firm focusing on business transactions and litigation. She is a former city attorney and in-house attorney for two major companies.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Business Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
    • 10%Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
    • 10%General Litigation
    • 10%Other


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    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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  • About Susan Barilich

    Admitted: 1992, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Recognized as one of Pasadena's Top Lawyers.  Awarded March, 2019., Pasadena's Top Lawyers, 2019
    • Nominee, Women's Council Awards, Los Angeles Business Journal (April 2019) Nominee, Women's Council Awards, San Fernando Valley Business Journal (TBD June 2019), Women's Council Awards, 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified Civil Trial Law (Texas), 1991

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • US District Court Southern District of Texas, 2000
    • US District Court Central District of California, 2005
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1986
    • California, 1993
    • Texas, 1981

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • See resume

    Representative Clients:

    • See resume

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Member, 2014-Present, 2014
    • Member, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, 2019
    • President, Commercial Real Estate Women Los Angeles (2011) Board Member/President-Elect, Commercial Real Estate Women Los Angeles (2010) Board Member/Immediate Past President, Commercial Real Estate Women Los Angeles (2012)


    • The video is used to highlight my professional practice., About Susan Barilich PC, Banking, Brokers, Business, Construction, Lawyers, Property Managers, Real Estate, 2015


    • Each newsletter published between May 2018 through May 2019 can be found by accessing the link above., Susan Barilich PC Bi-Monthly Newsletter, Banking, Brokers, Business, Construction, Lawyers, Property Managers, Real Estate

    Educational Background:

    • Juris Doctor.  Graduated in the top 1/3 of class., 1981
    • Indiana University.  Graduated Magna Cum Laude. Major: English Literature and Writing. Minor: Philosophy, 1978

    Industry Groups

    • Banking
    • Brokers
    • Construction
    • Investors
    • Property Management
    • Real Estate
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    Office Location for Susan Barilich

    535 N Brand Blvd
    Ste. 504
    Glendale, CA 91203

    Phone: 818-600-9273

    Fax: 800-850-7209

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    Last Updated: 7/22/2020

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