Alena Klimianok is a partner specializing in both criminal defense and civil litigation, including personal injury. Having obtained her law degree with honors from Belarus State University in 2005, Alena interned for a Washingon, D.C. law firm. In 2007, Ms. Klimianok graduated cum laude from the LL.M. Program at McGeorge Law School, University of the Pacific. After having successfully completed internships with two major Los Angeles law firms, Ms. Klimianok joined Bernard & Bernard in 2009.
In Alena’s first 5 years with our firm, she has been co-counsel in several jury and court trials that all culminated in verdicts and/or judgments in our favor. Ms. Klimianok has been the point person responsible for a great deal of complex motion and discovery litigation, both civil and criminal. Through Alena’s tenacity, tireless work ethic, and undaunted advocacy, she has prevailed on most, if not all, of her matters.
In 2012 and 2013, the California’s Million Dollar Verdicts edition of the Recorder has named Alena among the attorneys that have received top verdicts in California in those years.
Languages Spoken: English, Armenian, Spanish, Russian, Korean
Licensed since 2008
Hourly ($350-450/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Alena has excellent litigation and trial skills and is attentive to her clients. She knows what it takes to win her cases and will work tirelessly to achieve that goal. She has a wealth of experience in a variety of civil and criminal settings.
Kenneth Spencer Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|2015 Southern California Rising Star List||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Top Female Attorney in Southern California||Thomson Reuters||2015|
|Top Attorneys in Southern California||Los Angeles Magazine||2015|
|Exceptional Achievement and Excellence in Trial Advocacy||City of Lancaster||2013|
|California's Million Dollar Verdicts||The Recorder||2013|
|Exceptional Achievement in Trial Advocacy||City of Lancaster||2012|
|California's Million Dollar Verdicts||The Recorder||2012|
|Partner||Bernard & Bernard||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Bernard & Bernard||2009 - 2013|
|Law Clerk||Law Offices of Ferd & Associates||2008 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Law Offices of Paul Strauss and Associates||2005 - 2005|
|In-House Counsel||ITSoft||2005 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||2009 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|$320,000.00 VERDICT IN A WRONGFUL TERMINATION CASE||$320,000 verdict|
|$3.3 MILLION VERDICT IN PREMISES LIABILITY CASE||3.3 M reduced per comparative liability offset.|
|$150,000.00 SETTLEMENT IN NEGLIGENCE CASE||$150,000 settlement|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||2007|
|Belarus State University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|