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Roger S. Bonakdar

Personal injury Attorney at Fresno, CA

4.9   34 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

About Roger

Learn Roger’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    45%
    Motorcycle & Auto accidents, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death claims, Construction Related Injuries, Dog-bites, Dangerous Premises claims, Injuries to Children and more.

  2. Criminal defense
    35%
    Full spectrum: ranging from Drug, Sex, and Violence related cases and DUIs, to "white collar" crimes such as Embezzlement and Fraud. Immigration or "ICE holds" and deportable offenses and immigration relating criminal charges.

  3. Business
    20%
    Business & Commercial Litigation, Consumer Law, Agri-business Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Contractual Disputes

Experience

Prior to founding the Bonakdar Law Firm, Mr. Bonakdar was a member of two prominent Central Valley law firms.  Through these ventures, Mr. Bonakdar has gained a mastery of a broad spectrum of legal issues-- ranging from Business & Commercial Litigation to Criminal Defense and Personal Injury cases. Before venturing into private practice, Mr. Bonakdar also worked with the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General.

 

Areas of Practice

Mr. Bonakdar provides his clients a full spectrum of services, such as presenting their defense in criminal proceedings, as well as commercial litigation and business planning services.  Mr. Bonakdar also has extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of Consumer Law, and specifically the Auto Industry, including its operational details and liability related to sales, finance, and warranty related issues.

 

Through other members of the Bonakdar Law Firm, Mr. Bonakdar's clients also rely on the Bonakdar Law firm for advice and representation in Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, etc.) and Corporate (Incorporations, Trademarks, Copyrights, Licensing) matters.

 

The Bonakdar Law Firm: Your First and Best call when you need an attorney.

www.BonakdarLawFirm.com

 

Licensed for 15 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 09/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  34 customer reviews
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Posted by Ibette | March 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in town
Excellent, Superb & Dedicated Attorney!! Amazing staff Roger, Lisa, and Myra were so helpful and informative! I am very pleased with the outcome of my car accident case. I'm so grateful to have found an attorney that is very professional and straight forward. Roger's team fought hard for my case and turned my nightmare into a bad dream! Gave me the confidence and strength! Will definitely recommend to all my family and friends!
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Posted by Damir | December 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Helped me with good advice on my case over the phone. Explained all available options in my case. Very polite and knowledgeable. Highly recommend
Posted by John Silva | October 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Conversations over legal issues
Very helpful great advice well spoken I could understand him would absolutely call again got back to me very fast professional
Posted by Teresa | April 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Stars for Bonakdar Law Firm!
Roger and the team at Bonakdar Law firm went above and beyond to help me get the medical care and compensation I deserved after being involved in a car accident. They set clear expectations up front and kept me updated throughout the entire process. Lisa was amazing at getting back to all of my emails in a timely manner. Roger really goes to bat for his clients and will make sure he gets you the best deal possible. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to represent me. I highly recommend Roger and his team! You won’t be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated lawyer, highly recommend
I hired Mr. Bonakdar about two years ago and I can guarantee he is well mannered and dedicated lawyer. He gets to the point in the first consultation and is honest. Mr. Bonakdar is a lawyer I can trust in, he never gave up on my case until the case was dismissed. If you or a close relative are in search of a lawyer I would highly recommend Mr.Bonakdar.
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Posted by Angelica | October 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest & Professional
My car accident occurred in December 2019 and my case concluded around mid-September 2020. Mid October I received my settlement. I was rear-ended at a red light. My outcome consisted of my insurance company covering the hospital medical bills and not seeking reimbursement, my health insurance covered the remaining medical & hospital bills, and the insurance company settled on a pain & suffering amount. I called, made an appointment, and met with paralegal Lisa Castillo and my attorney Roger Bonakdar. They were upfront about their % fee after a settlement could possibly be awarded, upfront about possible time frames of how long it could take, and upfront about having knowledge and experience dealing with the other party at-fault's insurance company (Kemper). As someone who understands these types of situations can take a while between insurance Companies, medical companies, etc. I did not focus on the waiting period. You just can't do that in these types of situations. I provided the requested documents to my attorney to be sure everything was organized and let them do their work. They kept me updated throughout the entire process at key milestone points. When we got to our first offer, they gave me their recommendation. I agreed with their recommendation and felt it was fair. They counter-offered with the at-fault insurance company. Eventually, we settled on an amount. I originally found them on Yelp and they were conveniently located where I used to work so this helped matters for me. I'm happy that they were there for me. When I had questions about certain phases through the process Lisa was kind enough to help me understand. I highly recommend this law firm. Thank you!
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Posted by George | October 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I was very pleased with the outcome of my case that far exceeded my expectations. Lisa was very helpful and courteous through the whole process and I would highly recommend the Bonakdar law firm if you're in need of good accident attorney
Posted by Nancy | October 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Roger has Exceded my expectations Very thankful for Roger for helping me and my husband on a couple of of cases. Highly recommend
Posted by Elias | July 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Roger is a down to earth guy who spits it straight, and his paralegal, Lisa, is a sweetheart who always has a smile on; they worked on two of my cases for almost 4 years. We ended up with favorable results and they were awesome through out the whole process. I was never bothered or bugged and they handlers 99.99% of everything behind the scenes. The .01% was me picking up my checks.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
thank you so much for making life in a much better!
Lisa Castillo and my attorney roger s bonankar work long 2 years to help me get better with dr. And my chypractor to get better on the Am tracktrsin raccident in 2018 April 4.from Salinas California. They are a great staff and will be there for you all the way. Thank you so much for selteling my case to self healing and blessing. They are a good company. Thanks lenny please be good then. They work so hard. I am very grateful for what they did for me. Many blessings!
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
We are very satisfied with this law firm. They were always there to answer any questions we had. We were able to navigate through the process very smoothly, because of their help.
Posted by Syria | March 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
Roger was a great lawyer! His staff always made sure to update me and keep me in the loop with every single change. They made everything so easy and were such great help. They’re an awesome team and I would definitely recommend them
Posted by Marilee | February 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above expectations
Definitely went above and beyond our expectations! We were pleasantly surprised we the results and are very thankful we hired Atty. Bonakdar.
Posted by Juan | July 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
Well I got to admit it, I got to forever be thankful for roger beating my case today ,he did an excellent job ,I was caught with an assault rifle walking home ,I was detained ,In court they were trying to pin me with a few years in custody ,with a big possibility of being deported, things were looking bad ,I was afraid because my body is full of tattoos and I thought they were going to stereotype and look at me like if I fit the right description of that person that belongs in jail, someone highly recommended me to go to roger, so I did long story short I am a free man now. with nothing on my record ,I’m glad I went to him , best decision I made Thanks again....
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Posted by Seriah | July 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!
Truly blessed to have had Roger working on our case. Him and his team went above and beyond for my family and I. We will forever be grateful for him and his team.
Posted by Jaime | January 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Wonderful people who did a wonderful job with my accident case. Answered all my questions and put me at ease with his ability to handle my case. If I ever need a lawyer in California again I will be calling on him. His staff is friendly and always willing to help with anything.
Posted by Yolanda Arreola Sandoval | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto Accident Case
I was in an auto accident in June 2017, and I had originally hired a different firm to take my case. That law firm was the worst experience of my life, a total nightmare. They never called me back, I would leave emails and messages with the receptionist and nothing, they were a total fiasco. The most unprofessional law firm you can ever go to. They had my case for a year and they weren’t able to do anything for me. Thankfully, I was referred to Roger Bonakdar. . Roger and his amazing paralegal Lisa Castillo have been an absolute blessing, from the moment I walked in to their office, I knew that I would be taken care of. Lisa always kept me updated with my case and how it was going, no matter how big or how small the detail was, she would inform me right away. He was also able to get my hospital bill lowered by a big amount. They had my case for about six months and they were able to get me a great unexpected amount back. I only recommend the best, and Bonakdar Law Firm has earned it. I will always recommend him to all my friends and family. I feel so blessed to have crossed paths with this law firm, their team is the real deal, they are everything you will look for in a great legal representation. I highly recommend them. Thank you so much Roger & Lisa! You guys are the Best!
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Posted by Patricia | July 25, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
White collar case
I typically don’t ever write reviews, however, my experience with Mr. Bonakdar is very deserving. I reached out to him seeking legal advice about a potential white collar case. He was very caring and understanding. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a honest and caring attorney that cares for his client. Very professional!!!!
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Posted by Madeline | May 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bonakdar Law Firm Persevered to Successfully Close my Case!
Roger Bonakdar, Lisa Castillo and Andrea Hendrickson were all integral members of the law team that successfully resolved my traffic injury case. I was very anxious throughout this case and Bonakdar Law Firm went above and beyond to make me feel important and taken care of. They communicated with me throughout the process and reassured me when I was stressed. They educated me and made me feel confident in my position and everything turned out perfectly! I can't recommend them enough. Thank you so much for all you did to help me through difficult time.
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Posted by Jenny | March 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto Accident
I was referred to Roger by my fiance's co-worker. The coworker said Roger did an amazing job with her case and would do the same with mine. I genuinely felt that he did everything in his power to solve my case and fought for the best results. I was very pleased with how he handled my case. I recommend Roger to you. Thank you, Roger!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Nuttall & Coleman
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • McCormick Barstow Sheppard Wayte & Carruth, LLP
  • 2006 - 2010

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of California - San Diego
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Farsi
  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Most Outstanding Trial Advocate Award
  • Western Regional ATLA Comp.
  • 2007
  • Scholar of Public Interest & Social Justice Law
  • Santa Clara University, School of Law
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Santa Clara Public Interest Law Journal
  • Proposition 90: Why it Failed, and Why it Will be Back
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (16)
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General practice Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not hesitate to refer a case to Mr. Bonakdar. We have discussed legal analyses on numerous matters and I find Mr. Bonakdar to be an excellent attorney with a sharp legal mind."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Roger is dedicated to the defense of his clients. He uses the law and the facts to achieve the best results in each case. Clients appreciate his great work for them. I recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Roger does a fantastic job for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roger is aggressive and smart. He is a great client advocate. I highly endorse Roger."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roger is a zealous advocate; he is dedicated, passionate, and strives to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients each and every time. When I have a client in need of a criminal defense attorney, Roger is the first and only person I call."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roger is an outstanding attorney that will go the extra mile for his clients. I have referred him personal injury clients for cases in his jurisdiction and he has obtained great results. I will continue to refer him cases in the future."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have observed Roger's passion and tenacity for his clients firsthand, and I endorse him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Roger. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roger is a good family friend and we worked in the same office at one point in both our careers, but the truth is, Roger is an even better attorney! He will go to bat for you if you have been wronged or injured. He is both combative, while extremely creative. I would highly recommend him as your attorney."
Business Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roger is one of the brightest and hard-working young lawyers I know. He finds the diamonds in the rough, and gets answers to tough questions, and gets the best results for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Roger for years. I've witness his cerebral and methodical approach to the practice of law. He sets a strong foundation, then strikes. Roger Gets results!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Other
"Having known Roger since law school and having seen firsthand his intelligence, work ethic and dedication, I can confidently say "I endorse this lawyer.""
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Bonakdar for a long time and would recommend him without hesitation as an attorney. He utilizes his intelligence, experience, and ability to think "outside the box" to obtain the best results for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roger is an exceptional litigator. He consistently gets results for his clients."
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Fresno Personal injury Lawyer Roger S. Bonakdar
Roger S. Bonakdar
Personal injury Attorney
Fresno, CA
Licensed for 15 years