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Richard K. Bridgford

Litigation Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian

  • Licensed for 38 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

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About Richard

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I have successfully handled numerous trials, arbitrations, mediations, appeals, and pre-litigation disputes.  These matters include disputes in the following areas as both plaintiff and defense counsel: breach of contracts, business/commercial fraud, construction defect, construction delay, real estate contracts, real estate fraud, broker/finder, estates (beneficiary/trustee disputes), insurance bad faith and coverage, interference with contract and business relations, unfair competition, trade secrets/intellectual property, wrongful termination, personal injury, auto accidents, and general business.  Liability exposure on these cases has ranged from under $1 million to over $50 million dollars. I am also currently handling numerous mass tort cases and represent thousands of plaintiffs against SCE and PG&E in the 2022 Laguna Niguel Coastal wildfire, and the 2017 and 2018 wildfires that occurred in Northern and Southern California. 


Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian
26 Corporate Plaza Drive.
Suite 250
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2022
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Former Client
There is no one better. Richard has handled a number of cases for us and always has delivered. Very smart, honest and talented. I have referred several friends to him and all have had similar experiences
Posted by Bill | September 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
RKB and his staff committed all their resources to our case. Their dedication and resolve made a process that is otherwise difficult for easier to endure.
Posted by Jim | September 18, 2015
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First Class In Every Way!
We were fortunate to have been represented by Richard Bridgford and the Bridgford Firm. When in need of a legal team it is essential you have the best representation possible. The Bridgford Law Firm provided us with not only the best representation but also done with class, dignity, and degree pf professionalism reserved for only those who never leave their clients uniformed or vulnerable. It was the best business decision we have ever made! This review comes from a former NFL player, collegiate coach and C-Level Executive with over 35 years of professional experience. Simply put, Richard Bridgford and the entire Firm leaves nothing to chance, from the way were greeted, to our first consultation, and the full 360 degree feedback loop from start to finish was phenomenal!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian LLP
  • 1990 - Present
  • Associate
  • Hamilton & Samuels
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Extern
  • White House Counsel’s Office
  • 1984 - 1984
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  • Stanford Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Stanford University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • TMX Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. v. Allez Spine
  • Verdict of over $5 million


  • University of California Irvine
  • Board of Visitors
  • 2014 - Present
  • UCI Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • The Pacific Club
  • Committee Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • St. Jude Hospital President's Circle
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers
  • U.S. News
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distingished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Man of Character
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2014
  • National Philanthropy Foundation Award for Orange County
  • National Philanthropy Foundation
  • 2009
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Business Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard Bridgford is one of the most effective, professional ethical attorney I have ever had the pleasure of working with."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rich is very intelligent, determined, diligent and an excellent attorney dedicated to obtaining the best-possible results for his clients"
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Newport Beach Litigation Lawyer Richard K. Bridgford
Richard K. Bridgford
Litigation Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 38 years
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