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1999 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 700 | Campbell, California, California 95008
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Relevant California Experience of our Lead Counsel Daniel Bartley

Corporate Counsel, McKesson, Inc., San Francisco (1977-79) (preventative corporate compliance programs across entire U.S.; antitrust, food & drug; contracts; employment laws); Western Region Counsel, Exxon-Mobil Corporation’s CCA paper/packaging subsidiary, Santa Clara (1980-86) (corporate compliance programs in CA, TX, OR & WA; antitrust, employment, litigation, sales, real estate, electricity wheeling); civil litigation, Bartley Law Offices, San Francisco, Marin, Silicon Valley (1986-present regional practice over entire Bay Area). 


US Supreme Court; US Court of Appeals for 9th, 6th and 4th Circuits; US District Courts: ND CA; ED CA; CD CA; SD CA; D SC; ED KY; CA Supreme Court; CA Courts of Appeal (1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th Districts); KY Supreme Court; Superior Courts throughout California. Have handled dozens of appeals over the years, in diverse subjects.

Practice Areas

Whistleblower, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, antitrust, general corporate, severance agreements negotiation, significant personal injury. Tried a multitude of cases to jury verdict or to decision of judge or arbitrator. Sample cases: More than 16 FCA qui tam cases since early 1990’s: Higher education fraud; Medicare fraud; missile defect; secret use of Russian FSB algorithms in fingerprint identification products; radiation-leaking electron microscopes; construction contracts overcharges, nuclear submarine construction overcharges, subway construction overcharges. See, e.g., United States ex rel. Hendow v. University of Phoenix, 461 F. 3d 1166, reh. den. (9th Cir_ 2006), cert. denied 127 S.Ct. 2099 (U.S. 2007) (expanded FCA reach in higher education; settled for $67.5 million). Hundreds of cases in wrongful termination, sexual harassment/assault, and employment whistleblower areas. Tried first sexual harassment case jury trial in Sonoma County, CA, resulting in recovery of over $972K. Confidentially resolved wrongful termination case of high-tech supply chain VP for over $1.4 million. Have a wrongful termination/whistleblower retaliation case in Napa County in which California’s top employment defense law firm in 2020 served a rare defense CCP section 998 offer to settle for $500,000. Numerous high-profile cases. 

Guest Speaker

Conferences of California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) in California and Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) in Washington, D.C. 

We Love Challenging Cases

This law practice welcomes challenging cases that entail making new law, involve substantial damages, and entail going up against top-notch defense firms.  Where the case demands it, we bring in additional experienced counsel, for a litigation team second to none.

Lawsuits & Disputes

Whistleblower (False Claims Act qui tam: for-profit education, Medicare; construction; strategic weapons); tax fraud; products liability; elder abuse; real estate; legal malpractice; wrongful death; major injury; mediation; arbitration; jury trials; appeals.

35% 2000 CASES

Employment & Labor

Severance agreements; unpaid stock options or sales commissions; joint employer; staffing agency; contractor vs employee; Labor C 970 misrepresentation inducing move of residence; Labor Code 1050 blackballing; witness/complainant retaliation; wrongful termination in violation of public policy (“WTVPP”).

25% 1000 CASES

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment cases against accused persons in powerful positions, such as high tech mgt; hospitals; medical professionals; lawyers; supervisors; prison guards. (Types: hostile work environment; offensive touching; rape; same-sex.).

20% 150 CASES


Sales contracts; employment contracts; real estate deals; public relations; corp. counsel (companies & professional practices); trade secrets protection; buy-sell agreements; annual director & shareholder meetings; quo warranto & shareholder derivative actions.

15% 1000 CASES


Preventative compliance (Sherman Act; Robinson-Patman; FTC consent decrees); price-fixing; market division; price discrimination; exclusive dealing; Ostrofe-type individual retaliation over refusal to violate antitrust laws; non-compete agreements.

5% 80 CASES


Licenses & Recognition
  • California Bar admission
  • Florida Bar admission
  • Kentucky Bar admission
  • Nevada Bar special recognition of good moral character (prerequisite to application for admission if ever pass Nevada bar exam)
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011-2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2009-2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2008
  • Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2007
  • University of Kentucky College of Law (JD)
  • Tulane University School of Law (1st year law)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (BBA)
  • University of California (miscellaneous post-graduate studies)
  • Continuing Legal Education