John P. Dacey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation 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: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Schools & Education (10%)
Attorney Profile

John P. Dacey is an attorney with the Southern California law firm of Bergman Dacey Goldsmith, where he serves as co-managing senior shareholder. Serving primarily public entities throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties, Mr. Dacey focuses his practice on complex litigation and procurements involving a wide range of legal areas, including construction and contract disputes, real estate, public works of improvements, preventative risk counseling and more.

Over the course of his more than 30 years practicing law, Mr. Dacey has achieved notable success handling the contracts, policies and procedures of more than 256 public works projects as well as resolving and litigating hundreds of public works disputes. He has served as primary counsel to the Los Angeles Unified School District, where he provided invaluable representation and support during the district's $22 billion construction program. In addition, he has served as lead construction counsel for the Los Angeles Community College District since 1973.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and his outstanding accomplishments and service to education, Mr. Bergman has received many certificates of recognition, appreciation and commendation from the U.S. Congress, the California State Legislature, the Alhambra Unified School District and various cities and counties across Southern California.

Mr. Bergman obtained his Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School in 1988. Along with practicing before all California state courts, he is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in the state as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, The State Bar of California and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, among his other professional affiliations, and Best Lawyers® recognized him in both 2017 and 2018.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Construction Litigation (30%)

Business Litigation (30%)

Civil Litigation (10%)

Business/Corporate (10%): Contracts

Real Estate (10%)

Schools & Education (10%)

Focus Areas



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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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About John Dacey

Admitted: 1988, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Monterey Park
  • California Super Lawyer, California Construction Law
  • Best Lawyer, 2017 - 2018
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Alhambra Unified School District
  • Certificate of Recognition from the City of Rosemead
  • Certificate of Commendation from the County of Los Angeles
  • Certificate of Commendation from the City of Alhambra
  • Certificate of Recognition from the United States Congress
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the California State Legislature

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • California
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Office Location for John P. Dacey

10880 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: 310-470-6110

Fax: 310-474-0931

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Last Updated: 9/3/2019

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