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Patricio Barrera

Employment and labor Attorney at Manhattan Beach, CA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Pat Barrera

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  • State Years
    California - CA 32 years
    Texas - TX 25 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    MCLE Non-Practicing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Patricio

Learn Patricio’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, client counseling, and negotiations of executive employment agreements and severance agreements

    33 years

  2. Business
    Real estate, partnership and corporate disputes

    33 years

  3. Class action
    wage claims, consumer claims

    33 years


My inspiration to become a trial lawyer was Al Pacino's file "And Justice for All," a 1979 courtroom drama about a lawyer trying to free a wrongly imprisoned client while battling corruption.  


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Patricio Barrera
1500 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 500
Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Laurie | March 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pat Barrera is Honest and full of Integrity
We called Pat when a rental owner was not working with us and demanded money. He saved the day for us with his creative foreword thinking and diligent action and in the end he won our case! Not only is he incredibly hard working, his focus and determination for success is beyond impressive and inspiring. To this day he is the first person I call with a question about legal matters. Hire him. He is a winner.
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Posted by APD | September 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney/Labor law
I’m very lucky that Mr. Barrera was taking care of my case. He’s an amazing person, very patient and attentive to his clients, very high ethical, professional and can find a solution in any employment situation, even in a very difficult one. Mr. Barrera is a very reliable and very knowledgeable attorney. I cannot say enough how professional and talented he is. I would highly recommend Mr. Barrera as an attorney in labor law. He returned me belief that there is justice in this world. I’m very thankful to him and hope that he stays in his business for many many years helping people like me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2010
Excellent business and employment litigation lawyer
I hired Mr. Barrera to handle a relatively complex business dispute. He has superb knowledge of the law and is excellent at working with clients to develop a strategy that works for them. He's an outstanding trial attorney, but will work to settle a case and is an excellent and fair negotiator. I would highly recommend Pat Barrera.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Managing Partner
  • Barrera & Associates
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Marcin Barrera LLP
  • 2002 - 2007


  • University of Texas
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Abyane v. County of Los Angeles, LASC
  • $1,923,640.02 Verdict/Judgment


  • CELA
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Lifetime Charter Member
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • CELA Annual Judges Survey
  • Judicial Evaluations
  • 2015
  • CELA Annual Convention, San Jose, CA
  • Client Intake Process
  • 2013
  • LACBA Employment Law Symposium
  • Recent Developments in Employment Law
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Patricio
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very smart. Very knowledgeable and ethical. You cannot go wrong with Pat."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great trial attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked with Pat Barrera when I started doing plaintiff's work in California. He was a good mentor and a knowledgeable attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
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Manhattan Beach Employment and labor Lawyer Patricio Barrera
Patricio Barrera
Employment and labor Attorney
Manhattan Beach, CA
Licensed for 32 years
Free Consultation