Why Hire Trish?
A Record of Successful Litigation
Highly Regarded by her Peers
Over 33 Years of Experience
Offering Flexible Fee Arrangements
Education and Credentials
- McGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW, Sacramento CA
Juris Doctor, 1986 | Top 28%
- BEST BRIEF – Moot Court Competition, 1984-85
- Member of the National Order of Barristers
- Legal Writing Instructor, 1985-86
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Davis CA
B.A., International Relations, Political Science Emphasis, 1983
- State Bar of California, 1986
- U.S. District Court, Central, 1986
- U.S. District Court, Eastern, 2005
- U.S. District Court, Southern, 2005
- U.S. District Court, Northern, 2005
As a seasoned Los Angeles lawyer and litigator, my experience practicing business, real estate and employment litigation, has focused my objective for my clients — which is to get their matters resolved effectively, efficiently and properly. Most of my cases are settled by way of mediation, but I never hesitate to litigate if my client’s interests require escalation. I possess a reputation for being formidable and unyielding in the advocacy of my clients interests while achieving the best possible outcome.
Like many solo practitioners, I have several areas of expertise:
Business Litigation and Real Estate
I represent business and real estate owners in litigation concerning the quality of services provided, the failure to pay for services rendered, fraudulent business dealings and a host of other problems that arise in the business and real estate arena. I represent and counsel business owners, real estate owners and developers, landlords, tenants, real estate brokers and agents, escrow agents, property managers, homeowner insurance companies and title insurance companies. Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, I will help you resolve the disputes you cannot resolve on your own. More Information
Wrongful Termination Litigation
I also represent employees in labor litigation, who have been wrongfully (illegally) terminated by their employers. When an employee is wrongfully terminated, the employer often creates a false pretext to justify their illegal conduct. I can help you determine if your termination was pretextual, whether you have a valid claim and, if so, I will help you pursue and resolve your claim.
In the bankruptcy arena, I represent and defend creditors who have been sued by the bankruptcy trustee for monies allegedly owed to the bankruptcy estate or whose lawsuits in state court are stayed by the debtor’s filing of a bankruptcy petition. I also assist creditors who need help filing their claim against the bankruptcy estate.
What My Clients Are Saying
Professional & Caring
“I was referred to Trish by my sister-in-law who is also a lawyer. From the beginning, she was both honest and caring. I could tell that she felt for my situation and she wasn’t going to sugar coat the process. I really appreciated that. She was excellent at communication. Should I ever need her services again, I wouldn’t think twice. I would highly recommend her.”
An Excellent Advocate
“Ms. Bakst listened carefully to my perspective of my situation and provided me with honest and direct feedback and advice. She helped me to understand my rights and successfully advocated for me beyond my expectations. Her thoughtfulness in minimizing the financial impact on me were greatly appreciated.”
“Trish Bakst is a fantastic attorney. She is smart, diligent and really cares about meeting the interests and needs of her clients. She is not scared to fight when it’s needed for her clients and she will not back down. She also is thoughtful, warm and compassionate. She is a great all-around attorney.”Stacie
Wonderful Attorney! Exceeds Expectations!
“Trish Bakst has worked on a number of law related items for me over the past 15 years and I see no point in seeking another attorney. She listens, gives excellent opinions / options, and always has my best interests in mind. I highly recommend Ms. Bakst!”
She Gives Lawyers a GREAT name!
“We’ve used Patricia twice in two different cases. The first case was the big one… Patricia did an excellent job advising us, even came by our home… Patricia has an excellent understanding of the law… and explained things in a way that made it easy for my husband and I to understand. We… would hire her again in a heartbeat if needed. Highly highly recommend.”
Fast, thoughtful and thorough!
“I had an issue with a tenant who refused to honor a lease. Trish analyzed the situation and helped me deal with it. She created an agreement for the tenant to sign that cleared up the issue. I am deeply indebted to Trish for navigating me through this.”Charles
I am passionate about cycling, skiing and enjoy traveling to far and distant places to meet new people and see new and different places. I also enjoy cooking, the arts, theater… and a good bottle of wine. My two Australia Shepherds, Rosie and Skye, keep me giggling and light-hearted.