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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. 


In 2015, Alena has been selected to the 2015 Southern California Rising Stars list by the Super Lawyer magazine – an honor that is limited to no more that 2.5 percent of the attorneys in California.

 

Approximately 25% of Bernard & Bernard’s criminal defense cases are pro bono, and as such, Ms. Klimianok volunteers a great deal of her personal time for the benefit of indigent clients.

 

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Languages spoken: English, Armenian, Spanish, Russian, Korean

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-450/hour), contingent (25-40%), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kenneth F Spencer

    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.

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    Kenneth Spencer Personal injury Attorney
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  • Richard Jonathan Spencer

    Alena is a skilled and dedicated lawyer who fights hard to get her clients the best results. She is an asset to the profession.

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    Richard Spencer Car accident Attorney
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Contact info

Bernard & Bernard

10990 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1175
Los Angeles, CA, 90024

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200905/24/2016
NYCurrently registered 200807/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2016 Southern California Rising Star ListSuperLawyers2016
Top Attorneys Rising Stars in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2016
2015 Southern California Rising Star ListSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top Female Attorney in Southern CaliforniaThomson Reuters2015
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2015
Exceptional Achievement and Excellence in Trial AdvocacyCity of Lancaster2013
California's Million Dollar VerdictsThe Recorder2013
Exceptional Achievement in Trial AdvocacyCity of Lancaster2012
California's Million Dollar VerdictsThe Recorder2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBernard & Bernard2014 - Present
AssociateBernard & Bernard2009 - 2013
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Ferd & Associates2008 - 2009
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Paul Strauss and Associates2005 - 2005
In-House CounselITSoft2005 - 2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$320,000.00 VERDICT IN A WRONGFUL TERMINATION CASE$320,000 verdict
$3.3 MILLION VERDICT IN PREMISES LIABILITY CASE3.3 M reduced per comparative liability offset.
$150,000.00 SETTLEMENT IN NEGLIGENCE CASE$150,000 settlement
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawLL.M - Master of Laws2007
Belarus State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2005