Bernard M. Resser

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Bernard M. (Bernie) Resser is a seasoned and accomplished trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor. He applies experience gained over 40 years and uses cutting-edge technology to deliver winning results for a diverse and sophisticated business clientele.

Bernie's client-centered approach achieves successful resolution of disputes as quickly as possible through strategic motions and mediations, and when necessary, arbitrations, trials and appeals. His litigation practice encompasses business disputes involving corporate, real estate, intellectual property, commercial, and unfair competition matters across many industries.

Bernie's effective use of state-of-the-art trial presentation techniques has been featured in the National Law Journal and Successes achieved for his clients have been reported in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Bernie's consistently strong performance is reflected in his recognition in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, in Southern California Super Lawyers for Business Litigation for over a decade, and a preeminent (AV 5.0 out of 5) peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell. 

Bernie grew up and attended high school, college, and law school in Los Angeles. He is active in the community, having served on the boards and as an officer of non-profit organizations, including as president. Bernie and his wife of over 35 years have two adult children.

Professional Affiliations

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Past President of the Board of Trustees, Kehillat Israel, Pacific Palisades, California


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2022
  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers, in Business Litigation, 2005-2016
  • Listed, Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel/Business Edition, 2005 - 2012
  • Listed, Five dragons (highest rating), Lawdragon
  • Listed, Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyer in Lawdragon 3000 Guide, 2007
  • Rated, "AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5," Martindale Hubbell

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions


  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law  (J.D.)
  • University of California, Los Angeles  (B.A.)
    • Economics and Political Science