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James Michael Bergener

James Michael Bergener

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Trucking Accident, Motorcycle Accident

About Me

James M. Bergener is the managing attorney and founding principal of Bergener & Associates, a firm specializing in injury tort litigation. As counsel for injured plaintiffs, Mr. Bergener has personally secured millions in verdicts and settlements in both state and federal court. Mr. Bergener's practice extends to matters involving motor vehicle accidents, product liability, police excessive force, road defects, and toxic exposure. Many of these claims are complex disability matters that benefit from the extensive knowledge and substantial resources of Mr. Bergener and his team. 


Prior to founding his firm, Mr. Bergener defended insurance carriers against personal injury and workers compensation claims filed by injured plaintiffs. With his unique perspective on strategic tactics used by defense carriers, Mr. Bergener has aggressively pursued insurance companies and their associated corporations for so called "bad-faith" actions involving deliberate obstructions to fair claims practices. In so doing, the firm has successfully obtained settlements far greater than the predetermined amount set by insurance companies.


Mr. Bergener enjoys litigation and is recognized as a powerful negotiator, excelling in mediation and arbitration conferences preferred by clients who wish to avoid trial. Recognized as a rising star by fellow trial lawyers, Mr. Bergener has been a frequent guest lecturer at conferences, legal seminars and law schools on topics involving injury tort litigation and practice management. Besides numerous academic and professional interactions, Mr. Bergener is also a guest legal expert on KABC radio.


As an avid motorcyclist and MotoGP racing enthusiast, Mr. Bergener's experience in court is supplemented with his experience on the road. With his personal passion for bike safety, motorcycle accident victims represented by the firm have benefited from the insight of a skilled professional and fellow rider. 


Mr. Bergener received a B.A. from the University of Utah and a Juris Doctorate from Whittier College School of Law where he was a member of law review.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Car Accidents: 40%
    12 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    15 years
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    12 years
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
    12 years



Contingent (25-45%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

  • Paul Andrew Campbell

    James is very knowledgeable about personal injury cases. He is professional and courteous and I refer to him regularly. He works tirelessly for his clients.


    Paul Campbell Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jessica Lynn Castro

    James is incredible. The care he pours into each and every client case is inspiring. James is the best combination of compassion and agreession. He truly cares for his clients and is an excellent attorney. His experience and knowledge of the field makes him the best attorney in the personal injury field. It has been a pleasure working for him thus far and I look forward to learning much more from him.


    Jessica Castro Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Bergener Mirejovsky

4675 MacArthur Court
Suite 1400
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

Bergener Mirejovsky

355 S. Grand Avenue
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

Bergener Mirejovsky

8880 Rio Dr.
Suite 800
San Diego, CA, 92108

Bergener Mirejovsky

1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA, 94101

Bergener Mirejovsky

777 Campus Commons Road
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA, 95825

Bergener Mirejovsky

516 West Shaw Avenue
Suite 200
Fresno, CA, 93704




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBergener & Associates2004 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2015 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2003 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
San Francisco Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Doe vs. City of Chino$1.75 million settlement
Auto vs. Big rig truck$1.5 million settlement
Pedestrian vs. Bicyclesix figure settlement

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of UtahEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Larry on the LawPersonal Injury Advice2012
Larry on the LawPersonal Injury Advice2011