Alan J. Romero

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Pasadena, CA

Romero Law, APC
 | 80 South Lake Avenue, Suite 880
Pasadena, CA 91101-2672
Phone: 626-396-9900
Fax: 626-270-4045
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As principal at Romero Law, APC, Alan J. Romero handles business and employment law issues on behalf of clients in the Pasadena, California, area. He is also the lead trial attorney for the practice and has successfully litigated countless cases.

An exceptional student, Mr. Romero was just 15 when he entered college. In 2003, he received a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Los Angeles. He then attended Southwestern Law School, earning a Juris Doctor in 2005 from an accelerated program. Mr. Romero also holds a post-graduate certificate in applied behavioral analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

In addition to his traditional education, Mr. Romero is a certified fraud examiner through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; a certified forensic interviewer through the International Association of Interviewers; and a board-certified behavior analyst through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

These accreditations further solidify what clients of Mr. Romero already know: He is a highly experienced attorney who has the tools and resources necessary to help clients navigate their concerns. Over the course of his career, he has obtained results that include securing a jury verdict of more than $3 million in a case involving television distribution rights. He also returned a $2.76 million judgment in a motion picture-related fraud action.

For these accomplishments, Mr. Romero has been listed in the American Society of Legal Advocates’ Top 40 Litigators Under 40; he holds an Avvo “Superb” rating; and he is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  Mr. Romero also holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Mr. Romero holds memberships with groups that include the Pasadena Bar Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

General Litigation (40%): Litigation

Employment & Labor (20%)

Entertainment & Sports (20%): Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law

Business/Corporate (20%)

Focus Areas

Litigation, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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About Alan Romero

Admitted: 2007, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-2014
  • ., Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell®, 2019
  • 2014-2019, Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2015-2018
  • Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2012
  • 2013-Present, Rated 10/10 "Exceptional", Avvo
  • 2013-2018, Top Attorney, Pasadena Magazine
  • Life Member, Seven Figure Lawyers, 2013
  • Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (Reg. No.  654760), 2013
  • California Real Estate Broker (Lic. No. 01709922), 2005
  • Certified Forensic Interviewer (Reg. No. IAI1820), 2013
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Reg. No. 1-13-14235), 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Pasadena Unified School District Law & Public Service Academy, Advisory Board – Board Chair
  • California Employment Lawyers Association Immigrant Employee Rights Committee – Co-Chair
  • California Association of Entertainment Lawyers
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, 2010
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals For 9th Circuit, 2007
  • Pasadena Bar Association, 2011
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2013
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2008
  • Mexican American Bar Association, 2010
  • California Employment Lawyers Association - Immigrant Employment Rights Committee (Chair), 2012
  • Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2012
  • Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2010
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2007
  • California Employment Lawyers Association - Legislative Committee, 2012
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • State Bar of California - Litigation Section, 2007

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Key Community Housing – Director at Large
  • Leadership Pasadena – Director at Large
  • Pro Bono work involving the protection of civil rights of undocumented immigrant workers., 2013
  • Southwestern Law School Alumni Association, Board of Directors – Director at Large
  • Cal State LA Alumni Association, Board of Directors – Director at Large
  • Adelante Youth Alliance, Advisory Board Member
  • Pro bono work involving the representation of the interests of disabled and dependent adults who have been the victims of financial and/or physical abuse, 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Pasadena High School’s Law and Public Service Academy, Mock Trial instructor


  • STARZ Entertainment, LLC v. Lindsay Dunlap and Ember Entertainment, Inc. $3,054,694.45, 2010
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment, LLC v. BF1 Films, LLC and Jeffry Yordy - $2,769,382.93, 2012
  • John L. Campbell v. Liberty Media Corporation - Final Dismissal in Favor of Client, 2012
  • STARZ Entertainment, LLC v. Lindsay Dunlap, et al. - Jury Verdict for Intentional Misrepresentation (Fraud) Upheld in California's 2nd District Court of Appeals, 2013
  • Jane Doe v. Roe Corporation - $247,000.000, 2009
  • Rebecca Bolanos v. Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles - Petition for Writ of Mandate (Granted), 2008
  • Confidential v. Confidential - $2,000,000.00 Savings in Marital Dissolution Proceedings, 2012
  • Rebecca Bolanos v. Darbun Enterprises, University Children's Medical Group, et al. - $1,500,00.00, 2008
  • Sahak Ekshian v. JAGR Vertices, Inc. and Jacob Parseghian - $605,784.93, 2012
  • Confidential v. Confidential - $8,000,000.00 Savings in Marital Dissolution Proceedings, 2011
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment, LLC v. John Yuka & Giulia Family Trust, et al., Judgment – Cancellation of Fraudulent Transfer Documents and Trust Deeds for $10MM Property, 2014


  • Trademark practice on behalf of various corporate clients
  • Negotiation and consummation of various international film distribution agreements
  • Incorporated, and established a complex corporate structure for, a $50,000,000 international startup vehicle and its attendant business entities, 2013
  • Successful transfer of ownership of a multi-million-dollar armed security and executive protection concern
  • Advise clients with respect to numerous multi-million-dollar international finance, real estate development, and commercial construction matters

Representative Clients:

  • Pacific Alliance Bank, Inc. - Litigation Counsel, 2012
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment, LLC - Litigation Counsel, 2009
  • Beach Cities Protective Services Worldwide, 2010
  • Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Inc. - Litigation Counsel, 2012
  • STARZ Entertainment, LLC - Litigation Counsel, 2009
  • Overture Films, LLC - Litigation Counsel, 2012
  • National Film Laboratories, Inc. - Litigation Counsel, 2010
  • Liberty Media Corporation - Litigation Counsel, 2012
  • Multivisionnaire Pictures, Inc., Litigation Counsel, 2010
  • STARZ, Inc. - Litigation Counsel, 2012


  • Courthouse News Service, Boxing Champ Files Claim in $250 Million Tax Fraud
  • Trial Attorney, Jury award in 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' fraud case, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Trial Attorney, Anchor Bay Seeks $3 Million Malibu Home as Penalty for 'U.N.C.L.E.' Deception, The Hollywood Reporter
  • San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez ‘put life on the line’ for $2.3M allegedly stolen via fraudulent Chase Bank accounts
  • Appellate Attorney, Alleged Fraudster Can't Pay Starz's $2.8M Award, Court Told, Law360
  • Trial Attorney, Anchor Bay Sues BF1 Over 8-Pic Output Deal, Deadline Hollywood
  • Trial Attorney, Anchor Bay Says BF1 Failed To Deliver 4 Films, Law 360

Educational Background:

  • California State University, Los Angeles, B.A., in Political Science, 2003
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis), 2011

Industry Groups

  • Civil Fraud
  • Entertainment
  • Labor And Employment


  • “Gifted trial attorney who perseveres for each of his clients.”
  • “Alan is a fantastic business litigator who has the natural aptitude to handle complex cases while simplifying them for a jury to understand. His charm can be irresistible.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Alan J. Romero

80 South Lake Avenue
Suite 880
Pasadena, CA 91101-2672

Phone: 626-396-9900

Fax: 626-270-4045

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Last Updated: 4/8/2019

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