Elizabeth L. Bradley

Partner

Elizabeth L. Bradley

Partner

OVERVIEW

Elizabeth L. Bradley has been practicing civil litigation for 30 years.  Her practice consists primarily of prosecuting professional malpractice, employment and general business litigation matters from commencement through trial, arbitration or settlement.  She is certified by the State Bar of California as a legal malpractice specialist. Elizabeth is currently serving a four-year term on the State Bar of California’s standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC).  COPRAC addresses matters involving professional ethics, such as by drafting advisory opinions on issues of professional ethics, and studying and recommending changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct.  Elizabeth is a past and founding member of the CLA Ethics Committee, and  serves on the Central District of California’s Standing Committee on Discipline.  She is a past chair of LACBA’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee.

In July 2023, Elizabeth started a two-year term as the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach.  She also serves on LACBA’s Diversity in the Profession Section Executive Committee, and the President’s Advisory Committee on Women in the Profession.  She is also serving a third term as Trustee of the Mexican American Bar Association.  She co-chairs MABA’s Judicial Pipeline Program and Judicial Endorsement Committee, and serves on its High School Scholarship Committee.  Elizabeth frequently mentors students of all ages, through programs at LACBA, MABA, WLALA and various schools and organizations.

Elizabeth’s employment practice includes litigating claims for sexual harassment, other workplace harassment, age discrimination, gender discrimination, race discrimination, disability discrimination, retaliation, among others.  She also handles the firm’s civil appeals.

During law school, Elizabeth externed with the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District (Hon. Don Work).  Following several years of practice with litigation firms in the Los Angeles area, in 2005 Elizabeth and her mother formed Bradley & Bradley, LLP, a litigation boutique.  She began working with Rosen“RosenSaba, LLP in 2010 as Special Counsel.  In 2015, she became a Partner of the firm.

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • In 2022, obtained affirmance by Ninth Circuit of summary judgment entered in favor of defendants in federal antitrust action that alleged a monopoly on fuel sales at the Hawthorne Airport.
  • In 2022, obtained seven figure settlement for client in legal malpractice claim against national labor & employment firm.
  • In 2021, successfully vacated both a 2016 judgment worth $1 million improperly entered under C.C.P. section 664.6, and an order adding client as a judgment debtor under an alter ego theory.
  • In 2021, obtained affirmance on appeal of $3.1 million jury verdict obtained by Ryan Saba in action against client’s former officers and a competing nurse staffing company, for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair business practices.
  • In 2020, obtained reversal on appeal of a trial court order disqualifying counsel in PAGA action.
  • In 2019, obtained favorable settlement for J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc. in trial court proceedings after remand by the California Supreme Court following its decision in the closely watched and widely reported attorney ethics case Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP v. J-M Manufacturing Co., Inc. (2018) 6 Cal.5th 59.
  • In 2019, obtained affirmance on appeal of summary judgment obtained in favor of real estate defendants in FEHA discrimination and retaliation claim.
  • In 2019, obtained reversal on appeal of order denying nonsuit and subsequent adverse judgment following jury trial of slander per se claim brought against aerospace company by former executive.
  • In 2019, the Los Angeles Business Journal selected Elizabeth as a Nominee for its annual Women’s Council & Awards
  • In 2013, Elizabeth and Jim Rosen obtained a $5.7 million jury verdict on age discrimination and wrongful termination claims brought by four minimum wage waitresses.
  • In 2009, Elizabeth obtained summary judgment in favor of a major energy company in a gender discrimination action, and successfully defended the judgment on appeal resulting in the frequently cited decision Henderson v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (2010) 187 Cal.App.4th 215.
  • In 2009, Elizabeth won a $1.2 million judgment in a lengthy bench trial between business partners, and obtained non-suit on a multi-million dollar cross-complaint.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2024 named as a “Best Lawyer” in ethics and professional responsibility law by The Best Lawyers in America Magazine
  • 2023 “Southern California Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022 and 2023 Daily Journal “Top Professional Responsibility Lawyers” in California
  • 2023, 2022 and 2021 Lawdragon “500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers” in the United States

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

AFFILIATIONS

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL)
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association, Lifetime Member

BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach (July 2023-June 2025)
  • Central District of California Standing Committee on Discipline (2023-2025)
  • State Bar of California Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC) (Member, September 2021-2025)
  • California Lawyers Association Ethics Committee (Founding Member, 2019-2023)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee (Chair 2020-2021; Vice-Chair, 2019-2020; Secretary, 2018-2019; Member, 2017-2023)
  • Mexican American Bar Association (Trustee 2022-2024; Co-Chair, Judicial Pipeline Program (2023-2024), Co-Chair, Judicial Endorsement Committee (2023-2024), High School Scholarship Committee (2022-2024), Co-Chair, Political Endorsement Committee 2022)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association President’s Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession (2017-present)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Diversity in the Profession Section (Member, Executive Committee 2021-present) (formerly the Diversity Committee, Member, 2017-2020)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member Litigation Section, Labor and Employment Section, Appellate Court Section
  • American Bar Association, Member Center for Professional Responsibility, Member Section of Litigation Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Past Member of Board of Governors
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Past Chair of Resolutions Committee
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Past Delegate to State Bar Conference of Delegates
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Past Chair of Solo/Small Firm/Law Practice Management Section

ADMISSIONS

  • All California State Courts
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for Central District of California
  • United States District Court for Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for Southern District of California

EDUCATION

  • California Western School of Law (1994)
  • University of San Diego (1989)