|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|CAOC Presidential Award of Merit||Consumer Attorneys of California||2005|
|Distinguished Service Award||Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles||2003|
|Attorney||Self-employed||1980 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||2005 - Present|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1978 - Present|
|Grassilli v. Barr (2006) 142 Cal.App.4th 1260||Affirmed in part; reversed in part|
|Presta v. Tepper||Affirmed judgment|
|Nguyen-Lam v. Cao||Affirmed.|
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|Advocate||Understanding Standards of Review||2009|
|Advocate||Sharpening Your Oral Argument Skills||2008|
|Plaintiff Magazine (California)||Looking Back at the End of the Case: What will Your Client Think of You?||2008|
|Plaintiff Magazine (California)||Opposing Motions for Summary Judgment||2007|
|Forum||Oops! I Forgot to Object!||2005|
|The Warrior||Story Telling in Briefwriting||2003|
|Western State Univ||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Golden West Coll||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|OCTLA Hot Topics||Court of Appeal||2009|
|Last Dash||Anti-SLAPP Motions||2009|
|Summary Judgment and Other Motions to Terminate||Summary judgment and other motions||2008|
|Civil Writs||Civil Writs||2006|
|California Regional Trial Lawyers Association||Law & Motion||2006|
|Appellate Section||Appellate Ethics||2006|
|Last Dash||Basic Appellate Procedure||2005|
|HBA 20th Annual Mexico Seminar||Appellate Procedure||2005|
|CAOC Annual Ski Seminar||Appellate Procedure||2005|
|Last Dash||Writ Petitions||2004|
|College of Appellate Advocacy||Presenting Your Case: Briefing and Oral Argument||2004|
|Bridgeport Continuing Education||17200 Litigation in California||2004|
|Tort Litigation Practice & Procedure||Tort Litigation||2003|
|OCBA Tahiti Trip||Appellate Procedure||2003|
|CAALA 21st Las Vegas Convention||Opposing Motions for Summary Judgment||2003|
|Writ Petitions||Writ Petitions||2002|
|OCTLA Dinner||10 Things You Should Know Before Filing a Writ Petition||2002|
|Celtic Bar Association - Ireland||Writ Petitions||2002|
|16th Annual Mexico Seminar in Cancun||Appellate Procedure||2001|
|OCBA Trip to Aruba||Do's and Don'ts of Appellate Procedure||2000|
Posted by Appeals client
Ms. Donna Bader kindly agreed to represent me on an appeal filed against me. She thoroughly studied numerous volumes of transcripts in the underlying case. She prepared the briefs in a highly professional manner. As she worked on the appeal, Ms. Bader explained to me all of the important points and promptly answered all my numerous questions. All forms and briefs were filed in timely manner.
Ms. Bader won the appeal despite the fact the appellant was an experienced lawyer and the owner of a law firm that has law offices all over California with experienced attorneys at his disposal.
During the six years my case was pending, I met quite a few attorneys (actually, more than twelve). Unfortunately, most of them did not deserve any positive comments words and they seemed as if they were trying to take advantage of clients in a vulnerable situation. Ms. Bader and another attorney, Jeffrey Lewis, were the outstanding exceptions to this trend. I consider Ms. Bader's work, professionalism, and attitude as a rare demonstration of what an attorney and a human being should be. I am highly satisfied with her services; they exceeded all of my expectations. She worked closely with me and patiently explained to me all my options so I could choose the best course of action. Her briefs were persuasive and she gave a strong presentation at oral argument.
I wish Ms. Bader success in all of her future cases. I am sure that her clients will be in good, reliable, and clean hands.
I highly recommend her to anyone who needs trustworthy and professional appellate attorney.
Posted by anonymous
Donna stepped in to review a badly handled lawsuit of mine. She read the transcript very quickly, made an excellent review of the case, made an assessment that the trial lawyer did not leave her anything to appeal as he was inept, and recommended a settlement.
Our trial lawyer hadn't even recommended we settle and simply abandoned us. The opposing party and I came up with a settlement before the final verdict was entered. This saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars plus no verdict was entered into the public records. Ms. Bader is honest, compassionate and very capable. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Allyson
We had been involved in a lengthly superior court action, and upon receipt of the final verdict, were faced with an opposing party that filed an appeal to overturn the lower court verdict.
We knew that we needed to have a specialist, and retained the services of Donna Bader. We found that in the practice of appellate law, she is well respected, very experienced, very detailed, hardworking, and a pleasure to work with. She took the time to fully understand the background and history of our case, and the briefs that she filled on our behalf clearly reflected her detailed work, and study of appliciable appellate law. Her billing is accurate and fair. We are pleased to report that we were completely sucesfull due to an articulate and accurate case presentation to the justices by Donna Bader. We would recommend her without question.