Abimael Bastida

Abimael Bastida

McManis Faulkner

Recognized since 2023

San Jose, California

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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A rising star in the legal community, AJ represents both plaintiffs and defendants in business and employment related disputes and represents high-level executives in individual matters.

Fluent in Spanish and former mechanical engineer, AJ uses his intellect, unique perspective, and expertise to create incisive strategies on behalf of his clients - individuals as well as large corporate entities. He is a trusted advocate for business owners, assisting them with critical challenges from contract disputes to employee training. He also has experience with civil rights, probate and trust litigation, and white-collar matters.

AJ is a trial lawyer. He prepares every case as if it were going to trial. He learns the facts, gathers the evidence, interviews the witnesses, and briefs the legal issues. His detailed preparation puts him in position to discuss every aspect of the case, and if settlement is an option, he knows how to settle the case. The most effective settlements are made by attorneys who are fully prepared for trial.

Before joining McManis Faulkner, AJ served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Paul S. Grewal of the U.S. District for the Northern District of California and for the Honorable Socrates Manoukian in Santa Clara County Superior Court. At the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center, he served as a workers' rights clerk. AJ boxed on the amateur level during college. He is now a competitive runner and novice golfer.

Contact & Links
  • 50 West San Fernando Street, 10th Floor
    San Jose, CA 95113
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Santa Clara University, J.D., High Tech Law Certificate
  • Santa Clara University, B.S.
Bar Admissions
  • California, The State Bar of California, 2015
  • American Inns of Court, the Honorable William A. Ingram Inn - Member
  • Life Moves (formerly INNvision Shelter) - Volunteer Cook
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association - Member
  • Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers Association - Member
  • SOMOS Mayfair - Former Board Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

McManis Faulkner
Headquarters: San Jose, California

4 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch, in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2023, 2024
  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017-2023

  • Microsoft/HNBA IP Law Institute National Scholar
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates

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