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Bernal Peter Ojeda

Criminal defense Attorney at Westlake Village, CA

4.6   57 reviews
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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2010

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

About Bernal

Learn Bernal’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    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.

    35 years

  2. Family
    25%
    Child & Spousal Support | Paternity Testing | Child Custody | Juvenile Law | Parental Rights | Visitation Rights | Grandparents Rights | Prenuptial Agreements | Contested & Uncontested Divorce | More | Call now.

    35 years

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    15%
    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.

    35 years, 6,800 cases

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    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.

    35 years, 800 cases

  5. Domestic violence
    8%
    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.

    35 years, 280 cases

  6. Violent crime
    7%
    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.

    35 years, 45 cases

FEELING OVERWHELMED WITH THE LEGAL SYSTEM? I'M HAPPY TO HELP. CALL ME TODAY AND STOP WORRYING.

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

WE OFFER OUR CLIENTS, AN EFFECTIVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION BASED ON OUR VAST EXPERIENCE IN THE LAW AND COURTS TO

OUR GOAL IS SIMPLE, make available THE BEST POSSIBLE LEGAL AND ECONOMIC REPRESENTATION WITHIN REACH

AT THE SAME TIME we PROVIDE A NEW CUSTOMERS A FREE CONSULTATION family law, CRIMINAL LAW AND BANKRUPTCY LAW

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2018,2014
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 3 ...
Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor
2014

Location

Bernal Peter Ojeda
2945 Townsgate Road Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA, 91361
second office
9320 reseda blvd
northridge, CA
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  57 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
I was recommended to Mr Ojeda for a divorce. Mr. Ojeda took time meeting with me. Gave me his cell to contact him directly. We met at various times to prepare documents. Even met on a Saturday. He did a great job. I highly recommend.
Posted by Saul | October 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Guardianship
Mr. Ojeda is an excellent attorney. During hard times he encourages me to stay strong, focus and guides me with excellent instructions. He's been handling my guardianship case very efficient. His presence is very respected... during hearings, trials he stayed calm and fought for me with integrity, elegance and professionalism. Mr. Ojeda never lost his temper kept calm and put on the table my case with Facts. He tells you if you are messing up and to fix your errors quickly. Straight forward person, I would definetly recommend him, he knows what he is doing has the experience to handle cases like mine. A very honest lawyer.
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Posted by Raven | January 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
Had Mr. Bernal represent me for a Felony charge that was looming over me. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't have had it knocked down to a misdemeanor with no jail time! Thank you Mr. Bernal. One of the best you could ask for.
Posted by Elton Velasquez | December 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Lawyer
Bernal was very attentive. Knowing the law to the letter. He was communicative and always looking for the best of my interest. Thank you
Posted by Finau | December 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody and joinder
I don’t know where to start, was going through a difficult situation , felt miserable until i hired bernal. He helped me through out the hole process and was very determined. He overcame all the stress i was going through. And i couldn’t have thank him enough!! I would highly recommend him as your attorney , he’s the best lawyer i ever came across. He gets it done. Again thank you so much and wish you the very best in your career.
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Posted by Darryl | November 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney, even better person
It's refreshing to encounter an attorney without a huge ego, a good listener, and very patient. More often than not, professionals are not interested in your opinions or any guidance you may have. Bernal was always interested in collaborating to help settle a very complicated case with a very unhinged opposing counsel. You'll feel like you are sitting across from someone who is truly interested in helping you. I had interviewed 4 attorneys before him and was instantly drawn to his calm and interested demeanor. He is someone I highly recommend.
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Posted by Shab | November 16, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Traffic citation
The attorney’s response was quick. He offered me a free consultation within the time frame, I requested, and he reached out to me in a timely manner. He went over the details which I was missing in my trial. His knowledge about my specific matter was accurate. Attorney Ojeda advised me on how to best prepare for my trial during the short time period. Attorney Ojeda explained the timeline of a typical traffic trial. I was amazed at his conscientiousness and meeting with attorney Ojeda helped me to overcome the wounds of a very recent racial harassment faced during a paid lawyer office meeting. Attorney Ojeda made me feel that all clients regardless of race or religion deserve basic rights. He is kind and patient to every client who lacks knowledge in regards to their legal matter. Attorney Ojeda is extremely trustworthy. He also sent me a reference to cite for my trial. I highly appreciated his generous time and professionalism for my free consultation.
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Posted by Lorena | October 23, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excelente abogado
Solicité el servicio para un prenupcial agreement y nos atendió rápidamente. Fue muy claro en explicarnos los alcances y propósitos de este acuerdo y cómo utilizarlo de buena forma. Excelente abogado
Posted by Osiris | March 23, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Restraining order and child custody
I hired Mr. Bernal to help me with a restraining order against me. My children were taken by an emergency custody order. I felt like my world was crumbling down. But Mr. Ojeda jumped into action! He held my hand the entire time. He communicated with me constantly, replied to all my calls and messages. The day of my hearing Mr. Ojeda prepared me he kept his calm all while my ex’s attorney mocked us and put on a dog and pony show Mr. Ojeda kept his professionalism. I walked out that court room with my children back in my custody and the restraining order thrown out. I’ve read horror stories of attorneys and I was very scared but I couldn’t have chosen a better attorney to represent me!
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Posted by Beatriz | January 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT LAWYER
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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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
Wonderful
I am truly amazed and satisfied with Mr.Ojeda's dedication and skills and would highly recommend this offices services
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 6.0 (Good)

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.”

Education

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

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bankruptcy
  • debts gone
  • family custody issues
  • dad has visits with mid-week time
  • Bankruptcy
  • discharged
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Associations

  • 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."

Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor

Bernal earned significant contribution points in 2014.

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Westlake Village Criminal defense Lawyer Bernal Peter Ojeda
Bernal Peter Ojeda
Criminal defense Attorney
Westlake Village, CA
Licensed for 34 years
Free Consultation
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010. See details