Bernard M. "Bernie" Resser

Bernard M. "Bernie" Resser

Barton LLP

Recognized since 2022

Santa Monica, California

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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Bernard M. (Bernie) Resser is a nationally recognized, first-chair litigator. As a former federal prosecutor with over 40 years of significant litigation experience, he delivers winning results for a diverse and sophisticated business clientele. His revolutionary use of state-of-the-art technology serves to maintain his on-going success. Bernie’s client-centric approach expeditiously achieves successful dispute resolution through strategic motions and mediation and, when necessary, trials and appeals. His litigation practice encompasses disputes involving business, intellectual property, and real estate matters across a broad range of industries. Additionally, Bernie routinely counsels clients in various industries to avoid litigation and manage their legal spend. Bernie also brings valuable experience as a former United States Department of Justice attorney . Bernie’s successful use of cutting-edge technology presentation methods and his consistent favorable results has led to being featured in such publications as, the National Law Journal,, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, in Southern California Super Lawyers for Business Litigation for over a decade and has an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating in Martindale, the highest rating in the legal profession for professional excellence and ethical standards. Prior to joining Barton, Bernie was Partner at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP in Los Angeles.

Contact & Links
  • 100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1300
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • University of California - Los Angeles, Juris Doctor, graduated 1979
  • University of California - Los Angeles, B.A., graduated 1976
Bar Admissions
  • California, 1980
Court Admissions
  • All U.S. District Courts in California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Pro Hac Vice Admission - U.S. District Court - Connecticut

Barton LLP
Headquarters: New York, New York

7 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, in Business Litigation, 2005-2016
  • Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel/Business Edition, 2005 – 2012
  • Lawdragon, Five dragons (highest rating)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2022 & 2023
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law


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