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 - 2020
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

Alan J. Romero is the principal and lead trial attorney of Romero Law, APC. Mr. Romero’s notable results have included a historic $8.1MM jury verdict in case arising out of police corruption in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a $3.05MM jury verdict related to the clarification of certain television distribution rights on behalf of STARZ Home Entertainment, LLC, a judgment of $2.76MM in a motion picture-related fraud action on behalf of Anchor Bay Entertainment, LLC, and a $1.5MM settlement in a medical malpractice action which resulted in a published appellate decision radically altering California law with respect to the enforcement of Medi-Cal liens against injured minors. More recently, Mr. Romero facilitated the successful launch of a $50MM international start-up, and has realized a number of discernibly favorable results at both the trial and appellate court level for his clients.

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 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 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.

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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: 10/8/2019

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