Brian J. Bergman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Bergman Dacey Goldsmith
 | 10880 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 310-470-6110
Fax: 310-474-0931
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Eminent Domain (40%),
  • Environmental Litigation (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Brian J. Bergman is a partner with the Bergman Dacey Goldsmith law firm, which has offices throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties in California. Serving a diverse range of clients across Southern California, Mr. Bergman provides exceptional counsel and support to those who have legal needs involving eminent domain, construction law, environmental matters and general business litigation.

    Currently, Mr. Bergman serves as outside counsel for the largest transportation agency in Los Angeles County, providing invaluable representation in matters involving eminent domain and more as the agency works to complete a multibillion-dollar infrastructure improvement project. Mr. Bergman has a wealth of knowledge and experience involving environmental law and land use litigation, and he regularly represents the needs and interests of public and private entities during high-stakes, multimillion-dollar contract disputes.

    A 2002 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Bergman attended the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2005. While in law school, he chaired the USC Hale Moot Court Honors Program and completed an externship under the Hon. Stephen Hillman of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

    Mr. Bergman has written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of topics. He is a member of the American Business Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and the Beverly Hills Bar Association, where he is the co-chair of the litigation section. He also served as chair of the land use and economic development committee of the South Robertson Neighborhoods Council and as chair of the Mackrell International Environmental Practice Group.

    Recognized for his professionalism and service, Mr. Bergman received the 2016 Outstanding Young Lawyer award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Property Section, and he is a fellow with the American Bar Foundation and associate fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Honor Society.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Eminent Domain
    • 30%Environmental Litigation
    • 30%Business Litigation


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    About Brian Bergman

    Admitted: 2005, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Associate Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Trial Honor Society
    • The Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Estate section awarded me a 2016 "Outstanding Young Lawyer” Award at its May 2016 Awards Dinner. 
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • Outstanding Young Lawyer, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Section, 2016
    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Publication
    • Chair, Hale Moot Court Honors Program, University of Southern California Law School

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chair, Mackrell International Environmental Practice Group
    • Beverly Hills Bar Association, co-chair Litigation Section
    • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
    • American Business Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member - Los Angeles County Bar Member - Los Angeles County Bar Mackrell International - Head of Environmental Practice Group Litigation Counsel of America

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chair, South Robertson Neighborhoods Council, Land Use and Economic Development Committee, 2008 - 2010
    • Venice High School, Los Angeles County Teen Court
    • Litigation Counsel of America

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • California Association of School Business Officials, Annual Conference
    • International Right of Way Association
    • Mackrell International Environmental Law Committee, Webinars
    • Los Angeles Unified School District In-House Counsel MCLE Training
    • Los Angeles County Counsel MCLE Training
    • Coalition for Adequate School Housing
    • California Special District Association, Annual Conference
    • Association of California School Administrators, Executive Leadership Conference
    • Association of Environmental Professionals, The Basic and Advanced California Environmental Quality Act Seminars
    • Decision Could Change Contamination Cleanup Litigation, Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 30, 2014
    • Defeating Class Certification, Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 22, 2006
    • Collaboration is Key to Accommodating Injured Workers, Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 3, 2008
    • Co-Author, California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing, Environmental Mitigation Handbook, 2009
    • Air That Kills, Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 3, 2011
    • Give me Back my CEQA Exemption, Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 21, 2012

    Educational Background:

    • University of California Berkeley, B.A., 1998 - 2002
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    Office Location for Brian J. Bergman

    10880 Wilshire Boulevard
    Suite 900
    Los Angeles, CA 90024

    Phone: 310-470-6110

    Fax: 310-474-0931

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