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Whit D. Bertch

Car accident Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   47 reviews

also known as Whitney Daniel Bertch

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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Whit

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Whit D. Bertch is the principal and founder of The Bertch Firm, a personal injury firm specializing in the representation of people who have been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others. Since he began practicing law in 2014, he has represented hundreds of injured victims, recovering millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on their behalf.

In 2018, he was named to the “Top 40 under 40” List by the National Trial Lawyers. In 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 he has been recognized as a “Southern California Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine.

He has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal twice, once for his efforts in representing injured victims and another for his efforts in raising charitable funds for local Orange County non-profit 501(c)3 organizations. 

Additionally, Mr. Bertch is a dedicated leader in the Orange County legal community. From 2016-2019, he served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA). In 2018, he was recognized by OCTLA as the “Board Member of the Year” for his outstanding service, dedication and leadership to the organization. In 2019, he was appointed to serve as an Executive Officer, where he currently holds the office of President-Elect. He will serve as President of the organization in 2024. Mr. Bertch also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Charities (OCTLC), where he has served since 2020. In 2022, he received the organization's "Presidential Award" for exemplary leadership and service.  

Whit graduated from Pepperdine University in 2011, where he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Sports Medicine. He then earned his Juris Doctor degree from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in 2014. 

When Whit is not representing his clients, he can be found practicing yoga or out training for his next half-marathon or triathlon. He also enjoys hiking, recently summiting Yosemite’s famed Half Dome.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2019
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 1 ...

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Location

The Bertch Firm
16530 Bake Parkway, Suite 100
Irvine, CA, 92618

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Catherine | May 1, 2024
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Great attorney
My son was on his bike when he was hit by a car. The driver denied any wrongdoing but that didn’t stop Mr. Bertch from pleading our case. My son was able to get the medical care he needed and a settlement from the driver’s insurance company. Whit went above and beyond in helping us with our case. He was on top of it every step of the way and he genuinely cared. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Shawn | May 1, 2024
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Best in the industry!
By far the best attorney out there in Orange County. My specific case was a bit complicated, therefore a lot of attorneys turned me down. Whit on the other hand took my case without any issues and was very helpful from the beginning in assuring that I will get a settlement from my Insurance Company who turned down my claim. Whit went above and beyond keeping me updated from start to finish. Recently we settled my case for more than I expected and I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience. I’m not one to write reviews, but I was very impressed with the results that I had to this time around. Definitely recommend Whit Bertch to anyone out there, he negotiated to get a much higher settlement than I was expecting.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2024
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Pit Bull Attack
Would give 10 stars if I could! Whit accepted my pit bull attack case, I provided the leads and the evidence, and Whit continued it through to obtain a very generous settlement from the defendant dog owner. I am very impressed with the quality professional service I received. This was the smoothest legal transaction I have ever experienced!
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Posted by Gloria | March 27, 2024
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True Professional with care!
Absolutely recommending attorney “Whitney Bertch Firm” to family, friends and anyone who needs a professional with integrity and clear, swift attention to details with consistency. My case was challenging at times and I’m so happy with the process and settlement!
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2023
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Accident
Whit was an amazing attorney. He did a great job. He made the impossible possible. I hired him last minute. Other attorneys said it’s too late, however he took my case and did a great job.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2023
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Injury
I had an outstanding experience with Whit Bertch. His expertise in the field was evident from the start. He provided clear guidance, communicated effectively, and showed genuine dedication to my case. His professionalism and attention to detail were remarkable, ultimately leading to a favorable outcome. I highly recommend Whit Bertch for anyone seeking top-notch legal representation. Thank you again!!
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Posted by Edward | December 5, 2023
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Personal injury accident
We could not be happier with the settlement Whit got us after serious injuries involving a tow truck. We went through another attorney be being recommended to The Bertch Firm. From the moment Whit began representing us, the case began moving forward. He always communicated each step of the process to us and answered all of our questions. We would not hesitate to recommend anyone to him if they have been injured in an accident. Beyond 5 stars. Very grateful, thank you again Whit for all your hard work.
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Posted by Fariba | December 4, 2023
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Great Lawyer
My case was going for a while when we added Whit to the team and it was the best thing that happened. Things moved faster and ended up much better than expected. He is a great lawyer.
Posted by Alyssa | December 4, 2023
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Fantastic experience
Whit was so helpful and communicative throughout the entire process. I had no previous experience working with an attorney or dealing with an accident and he handled everything efficiently while explaining the situations. He found fantastic doctors and arranged care to treat my injuries quickly. The settlement he negotiated was beyond my expectations and I could not be more pleased with the overall outcome and experience working with him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2023
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Slip and fall with injury
First time ever hiring an attorney. Was not wild about it. But the company involved showed little compassion. Whit was recommended so I called. Could not have been happier. He was very communicative and knowledgeable. It took a while but through his persistence we sended up with a very reasonable settlement. Thanks Whit. Would highly recommend.
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Posted by Glenn | May 2, 2023
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Great attorney for a Happy Ending.
I have to say that Whit Bertch did an excellent job representing me and I felt very comfortable that Whit was in my corner when I needed him and it was through his ability as a very skilled attorney that we arrived with a reasonable settlement. Would I recommend Whit to other people ? Absolutely YES !! On top of every thing else he is a good man and a man of his word.
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Posted by Christine | April 24, 2023
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Highly recommend!
I was sideswiped by a semi truck in July 2022. I hired Whit to represent me in my case. He was able to immediately after the accident recommend the best care plan for my back and neck. Nothing was out of pocket for me. He followed me through my recovery and then negotiated a very favorable settlement with the truck’s company. I would highly recommend Whit for any car accident or personal injury case!
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Posted by Phoebe | February 28, 2023
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Thank you Mr.Bertch for taking care of me and our baby David. You answered all the questions we had on time .
Thank you so much for all you did for us during the most difficult time in our life when I had a bad car accident.You made sure that all the medical needs where taken care of especially with highly trained professionals because I was pregnant at this time and I needed a special care.You also removed the stress from us dealing with insurance and everything..No words can really express how grateful we are..I would highly recommend Mr.Bertch anytime..He is the best and he knows exactly what he is doing.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2023
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Great experience
This was my first time having to hire a lawyer. Whit came recommended by a friend of mine and he didn’t disappoint. He answered all of my many questions and always got back to me quickly. We were successful with our outcome of my case. I appreciate his help.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2022
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Professional
If you are looking for a skilled and professional attorney who get result , you should consider hiring Whit Berth. I was happy working with him.
Posted by Colin | October 25, 2022
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Best experience ever with an attorney
Talk about going above and beyond. I’ve never had someone so dedicated and committed. Whit was personable, great at communication and talked me through every step of the process. I was not expecting to receive the amount I did and it’s all thanks to Whit! He took me on as one of his first clients at his own firm and he knocked it out of the park. I would like to say we’re good friends now and will definitely be referring people to him. 10/10 recommend!
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Posted by Theresa | August 29, 2022
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Great full
I hired Whit Bertch when my car was Totaled. He helped me through the process and took the stress off of me .. I was well informed every step of the way. I wouldn’t have had the out come that I did with out him. My son was just involved in an accident first person we called was Whit. I know he’ll take good care of my son and meeting all his needs.
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Posted by Davon | August 16, 2022
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Beyond 5 stars
This guy did more then just his job he went above and beyond for me after getting dragged thru the mud with my old lawyer for two years I hired whitt and he takes on my case that had a deadline that he mett and was able to get my case closed in just a few months he constantly stayed in contact he always explained everything very thorough this guy definitely studied right because he is a very good lawyer and I will recommend him to everyone now after my case I'll never go to anyone else but whitt! Thank u ×1000
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Posted by William | June 7, 2022
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Hands down, best lawyer to represent you
This guy will fight to get you what you deserve for your case and more. It was a pleasure working with him. He always answered phone calls and emails. Every worry I had, he was there to calm me down and inform me of everything. He breaks everything down in a way you can understand. He is on your side 100%. Never makes you feel like you are lying about your pains or worrys. He represented me for a vape explosion and was able to get me a settlement I never thought was possible to receive. My leg had 2 burns from the vape explosion that left me with scars that i would see for the rest of my life. I was scared of loud noises due to the vape explosion. My life changed and i developed anxiety. With the help of Whit Bertch I was able to move forward in my life and continue healing. This was back in 2018 and I feel like I owe it to this guy and his team because now I feel like ive learned to live with the scars and the anxiety from loud noises doesnt affect me anymore. Im glad i got to work with him and if you get the chance to work with him. you will be in good hands. I promise you! I got 10x more money than I expected.
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Posted by Peter | May 14, 2022
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Hit by drunk driver & The Bertch Firm came to the rescue.
From start to finish it was an absolute pleasure working with The Bertch Firm. My fiance & I were struck by a drunk driving on the 133 S in Irvine on 10/31/21. We were very thankful that nobody lost their lives that night. That said, we didn't know what to do, neither of us had been in a car accident before and we needed a professional we could trust to help us through this confusing & stressful time. The Bertch Firm was referred to us by a work colleague and from the start of the case to the finish Whit's professionalism & perseverance shone bright. No matter the day or time Whit was available to assist us via in person meeting, call or text. My fiance and I were very pleased with the result of the case & we would recommend The Bertch Firm to anyone going through the trouble of a personal injury case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Bertch Firm
  • 2022 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Bentley & More LLP
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Ted B. Wacker
  • 2014 - 2018

Education

  • Chapman University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Pepperdine University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011
  • Pepperdine University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Plaintiff v. Defendant
  • Confidential policy limits settlement

Associations

  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Officer
  • 2019 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Robert A. Banyard American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
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Publications

  • Gavel Magazine
  • Winning Strategies for Any Dog Attack Case
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • OCTLA Roundtable Discussion: Effective use of CCP 998 Offers
  • Code of Civil Procedure 998
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whit is not only an outstanding advocate for his clients, but he is just a great all-around guy. Any client would be lucky to have Whit represent them."
Car accident
Irvine Car accident Lawyer Whit D. Bertch
Whit D. Bertch
Car accident Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 9 years
Virtual consultation available