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Bernal Peter Ojeda

Criminal defense Attorney at Westlake Village, CA

4.6   49 reviews

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Learn Bernal’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Attorney Bernal is a premier criminal defense lawyer in California. He's been a tough and determined fighter for his clients for decades. If you need a lawyer, you'll want Attorney Ojeda on your side.

    34 years

  2. Family
    Child & Spousal Support | Paternity Testing | Child Custody | Juvenile Law | Parental Rights | Visitation Rights | Grandparents Rights | Prenuptial Agreements | Contested & Uncontested Divorce | More | Call now.

    34 years

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    If you can't cover your debts, you really need to consider working with a bankruptcy lawyer who can help you. Call Bernal for a shot at a fresh start.

    34 years, 6,800 cases

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Are traffic tickets ruining your life? Not paying it because you literally can't afford it? Let Bernal defend you, it helps having a fighter on your side in your time of need.

    34 years, 800 cases

  5. Domestic violence
    Are you being accused of physically hurting someone you share a residence with? You might be looking at domestic violence charges, which are serious. You need to call Attorney Ojeda immediately to speak further about your case.

    34 years, 280 cases

  6. Violent crime
    If you've been involved in violent crimes, such as sex crimes, assault or homicide with a deadly weapon, or other serious criminal situations, you'll want to talk to Bernal today.

    34 years, 45 cases

With 31 years of experience, the Law Offices of BERNAL OJEDA THE COMMUNITY HAS SERVED WITH INTEGRITY AND extensive knowledge of the legal system LAW AND COURTS IN CALIFORNJIA




Licensed for 33 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/29/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010. See details

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Bernal Peter Ojeda
2945 Townsgate Road Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA, 91361
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4.6 / 5.0
  49 customer reviews
Posted by Beatriz | January 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hire Mr Ojeda to represent me in my complicated divorce. Mr Ojeda knew exactly what to do and handled my divorce from beginning to end. He was helpful and responded to my calls and texts. He settled my case and and I am very happy.
Posted by FPC | December 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Professional and a Lawyer with a Heart
My interactions with Attorney Bernal Ojeda, Family Law, was such a refreshing experience. After suffering through a contentious four (4) year divorce, which both my Attorney and my Ex-Wife’s Attorney profited tenfold from my misery. I was thoroughly disgusted by the whole legal process to the point of near bankruptcy! When I discovered my Ex-wife was receiving disability income, which was a violation of the Court’s Order, I was so fearful of the cost of returning into that legal arena that I used the help of the Family Law Self Help Center to represent myself in Pro Per. Through a recommendation of a paralegal acquaintance, I reached out to Bernal. I was honest about my fear of Attorneys and the cost of the upcoming court date. He was understanding and gave his keen insight of what I could expect. His advice was spot on, and it made me feel like I had an advocate on my side even if I was alone in court in Pro Per. Bernal provided guidance over emails and did not request for a fee! I was successful in my Request for Order to the point in which I was awarded overpaid spousal support and my Ex-Wife and her Attorney were admonished by the court for their lack of honesty. I highly recommend Bernal Ojeda Family Law for anyone in my position, or as your advocate in court. He is honest, kind and inexpensive.
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Posted by Ruben | December 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer definitely recommend
Bernal was amazing he did every thing he said he would do , He was with me every step of the way I have nothing but great things to say about this man definitely worth it !!!
Posted by Walter | November 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reunification family
He was amazing! on my case hes was responsable, attentive , and always puntuable. He always make questions to help me whit my court case and at the end we madera it . Becouse of him i really recomend this lawyer i can not be so more gratefull to foud him . Mr ojeda es un excelente abogado lucho mucho por mi caso de reunificasion familiar gracias a el se logro el caso . Siempre atento a todo siempre pregunto y lucho por el vienestar de la familia. No pude estar más agradecido de averlo encontrado como abogado
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Posted by Vered miara | August 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Bernal Ojeda,
Hired Bernal Ojeda for child custody issues. Mr Ojeda was attentive, knew the law was informative, helpful and responded to my calls and texts. I did get the custody order I was seeking. Thank You Mr Ojeda. highly recommend.
Posted by Sonia | July 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
El mejor abogado que pude haber tenido.Me ayudo a entender Todo El process Gracias Bernal!
Posted by Guadalupe Arias | June 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Muy profecional lo recomiendo al 100% Te atienden muy profecional.
Exelente abogado lo recomiendo al 100% sus asistentes son muy amables y te tratan de ayudar en lomas que pueden el abogado Bernal me rrepresento en todo y muy profecionalmente sin duda lo recomiendo al 100% .
Posted by Al | May 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Outcome!
I had a ugly Divorce situation that required a true professional that could resolve my case with both sides winning. Mr. Ojeda was able to help me get through the case easily with an outcome favorable to both parties in a timely manner. I highly recommend Bernal Ojeda to protect your interest with any Family case. I cannot emphasize how down to Earth and Professional Mr. Ojeda treated me. Thanks Bernal
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Confident, detailed, and caring.
Fantastic attorney. He went above and beyond for me case. During the hearing he was fast on the ball and was able to expand on important details. We had a really tough judge, but Bernal was still able to pull it off and win our case. I would not hesitate to call!
Posted by Ariane | December 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A GREAT Partner to Have on Your Side
I was referred by a good friend. Mr. Bernal Ojeda is very professional and displayed good communication throughout the whole court process. He knows his stuff! His confidence with turning my child custody case around helped put my anxious mind at ease. I HIGHLY recommend him to represent!
Posted by Rhiannon | October 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am truly amazed and satisfied with Mr.Ojeda's dedication and skills and would highly recommend this offices services
Posted by Natalie | October 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly unique, goes above and beyond
In my search to find a family law attorney who would truly understand my case and advocate for me, Mr. Ojeda is one of a kind. His attention to detail is unmatched - he found a critical detail in my court order that my last attorney completely missed. During an extremely difficult and stressful time, he and his staff were responsive and continued to provide support throughout the entire process. I am so grateful to have found him to represent me.
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Posted by Kathy | September 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer! I highly recommend him!
Before a friend referred me to Mr. Ojeda, I was lost, unsure of where i stood in my upcoming legal battle. He assured me, when i needed assurance, was quick to respond to text and phone calls, he is very patient, and knowledgeable. This man saved me! I highly recommend him! You can rest assured with Mr. Bernal P. Ojeda!
Posted by Clarissa | July 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent is an understatement of Bernal Ojeda!
Lawyer Bernal Ojeda knows his law and even simply consulting with him has been very empathetic and very knowledgeable. Any questions that I had asked, he was able to answer right away and returned every phone call or text. I highly recommend working with Mr. Bernal Ojeda, he knows exactly what he is doing and is highly experienced! He has guided me through my case and I feel very confident with his knowledge will oversea the battles in my case. Thank you again Bernal, you have been nothing, but amazing!
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Posted by Marla | June 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
My experience with Bernal Ojeda was excellent. Mr. Ojeda is knowledgeable, patient, personable, understanding, fair and professional when he assisted me through a dissolution of marriage. He answered all my questions and walked me through every step. I am so grateful he guided me through such difficult time in my life.
Posted by Damon | September 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
He went the extra mile to help me resolve my case. Thanks for the help Bernal!
Posted by Maristelle B. | September 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Attorney You Can Work With
I have been utilizing Mr. Ojeda's services since 2014 for both my custody and child support cases. I recently finalized a complicated child support case that had been severely affecting my living expenses for years due to the huge garnishment. It took a lot of patience, time, and caused a great deal of anxiety. I felt like the other parent was living a luxurious lifestyle with my money that I worked hard for, including my overtime. Mr. Ojeda was able to reduce all of my child support, including the back support to a total $0.00!!! He did this all during this pandemic and with me not having to show up to his office for the court hearing call. I understand Mr. Ojeda takes on a lot of cases which can sometimes make it difficult to get a quick response from him. At the same time, he will get back to you and give you his full attention as your case gets closer to the hearing date. Overall, based on my experience working with Mr. Ojeda for over 6 years, he is professional, polite, and always thinks about the bigger picture in every scenario. He is not the type of attorney that will be aggressive asking for a huge retainer or consultation fee but instead, will try to work within your budget. Many thanks for your support and service - we'll definitely be in touch again soon!
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Posted by Mari | September 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Bernal knows his law. He has helped me in a few different areas, including family law and bankruptcy. Each time I have worked with Bernal was a success. He takes difficult situations and makes them less painful with his guidance and expertise. His years of experience definitely show. With his wealth of knowledge in the different areas of law and the court systems, he is able to explain everything so you too can understand. He is also compassionate and understanding and just an all-around good person. If you are looking for a great attorney, Bernal is definitely the man for the job.
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Posted by ali | January 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
my experiance with greet attorney
Hello to you I hope my review would be helpful to you and any one else is in need of good caring reasonable with concision attorney ,Bernal Ojeda is the one , this is my first time writing review so ber with me ,it is my pleaser to write this about some one well deserve , if you are going through divorce I am telling you is the most stressful thing you will be experiencing in your life is like getting sued by some one that knows everything about you ,if a-posing party has conscious and want to play fair Bernal is perfect for that he is well manner and has scale to communicate with them and if they are the type want to drag the case or play game he is scale to cut chase and get to the point ,Bernal likes to keep thing simple remember if the case drages on is more stressful & more costly to you if he recommend to bring in mediator take that offer that would be money well spend saves a-lot of aggravation and money ,one thing about him he does not charge for little thing like ,quick Email , Tex , or copping a-few pages or if appointment passes extra 10 or 15 minute you don't get charge remember is not just money is about being with some one that care's he is confident and you can trust , my advise to you is be honest and keep it simple , divorce is form of law suit as it linger you loss physically emotionally and financially , you need some one that is closer he also has no problem in court with a-posing attorney or even judge if they are off the mark he correct them , he is soft spoken and respectful but not soft , trust me going through this it comes time it become painful process you have no control of many thing it is assets to be with some one like Bernal more then anything else , he practice's Empathy & Compassion that is number one on my list . peace
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Legal Assistance Annulment Proceedings - Bernal P. Ojeda, Esquire
Bernal P. Ojeda, esq. assisted me on a difficult family law case that spanned over several years due to the complexity of the case. The outcome was favorable. He is able to give an experienced and knowledgeable consult regarding family divorce proceedings in the USA and what is required if the spouse resides overseas.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-350 per hour
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AVVO RATING 5.8 (Average)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2010
updated on 01/20/2016

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Bernal's comment: “This resulted from staff who were under my supervision. Since it was my office I paid the price although cases were handled buy other attorneys and staff. Affected clients received refunds or got their bankruptcy done. Bar was not willing to put that in the stipulation. Also these things occurred in 2006. Took 4 years to reach a settlement. 11 years have passed since then and I've been i good standing.”

Public reproval with/duties issued in CA, 1997
updated on 03/05/2015

A censure or reprimand issued by the Supreme Court or the State Bar Court that is not a matter of public record unless imposed after the initiation of formal disciplinary proceedings. No period of suspension is imposed. The reproval may be imposed with duties or conditions.

Bernal's comment: “No client was harmed. Had to do with paying office rent using my trust account that held my attorney fees I had earned. Happened in 1995. 20 years ago but not resolved until 1997.”


  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • law
  • N/A
  • Loyola Marymount Univ
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Bankruptcy
  • debts gone
  • family custody issues
  • dad has visits with mid-week time
  • Child custody
  • Positive
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  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2012 - 2013
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • acknowledgment in their book
  • Hispanic who's who 2013
  • 2013
  • Certificate of volunteer
  • Legal aid foundation of Los Angeles
  • 1992

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Bernal
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Ojeda. I have known him for 35 years, and have frequently both associated with him on cases as well as sought his professional opinion on family law matters. His wisdom and practical advice have been invaluable on many occasions! We family lawyers treasure those whose opinion we can trust. No one can know it all, and when I don't, I approach Mr. Ojeda who is not only patient but incisive.... "cutting to the chase" and getting to the heart of a matter and how to approach it. I highly recommend his legal services and have found his character and ethics, as well, to be outstanding."
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His knowledge and experience is reflected in the positive interaction with fellow attorneys and positive reviews from his clients and non-clients."
Westlake Village Criminal defense Lawyer Bernal Peter Ojeda
Bernal Peter Ojeda
Criminal defense Attorney
Westlake Village, CA
Licensed for 33 years
Free Consultation
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010. See details