About James Bergener
“Sweet” James Bergener set out to create a different kind of law firm — one built around helping you recover from your injuries and to get the maximum possible compensation.
As a founding principal of Sweet James Accident Attorneys, James has secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. His career is dedicated to helping anyone who has been injured because of someone else’s negligence. From seemingly simple claims to the most complex cases, Sweet James will make sure you get the justice you deserve.
Mr. Bergener is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. The forum makes up less than 1 percent of lawyers in the United States.
Mr. Bergener, who practices law in Newport Beach, California, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2016 – 2020. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors.
Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Bergener defended insurance carriers against personal injury and workers compensation claims filed by injured plaintiffs. With this unique knowledge of defense strategies, he’s been able to resolve cases other attorneys found impossible. When insurance companies won’t play fairly, Mr. Bergener aggressively pursues them and their associated corporations for “bad-faith” actions. This often results in settlements that extend well beyond the original accident and damages.
Mr. Bergener is passionate about fighting for accident victims. He is a powerful negotiator, excelling in mediation and arbitration. These methods are often preferred by clients who wish to avoid trial. Recognized by fellow accident lawyers, he has been a guest lecturer at conferences, legal seminars, and law schools on topics involving injury tort litigation and practice management.
Aside from his numerous academic and professional interactions, “Sweet James” Bergener provides weekly commentary as a legal expert on KLAC AM 570 LA Sports Radio. He has sponsored KFI Law Day with attorney and radio host Bill Handel and has appeared on a number of radio shows to help listeners get the legal assistance they need. As an avid motorcyclist and MotoGP racing enthusiast, Mr. Bergener’s legal experience is supplemented with his experience on the road. Motorcycle accident victims represented by the firm benefit from the insight of a skilled professional and fellow rider.
“If hurt in an accident, you want the strongest lawyer on your team. Aggressive, Agile, with tremendous ability to get the victory you need.”
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- Founding Partner Sweet James LLP
- Awarded “Best Attorneys of America”
- Hundreds of Millions Recovered for Clients
- Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Member, Law Review
- Admitted CA Bar
- Peer Designation Super Lawyers
- Whittier School of Law, Juris Doctorate, Law
- $6,500,000 Result Pedestrian v. Auto Accident
- $6,000,000 Result Auto v. Auto Accident
- $5,700,000 Result Auto v. Auto Accident
- $3,600,000 Result Pedestrian Strike by Auto
- $2,750,000 Result Bad Faith Auto v. Auto
- $2,000,000 Result Auto v. Auto Accident
- $1,810,000 Result for Family in Wrongful Death
- $1,250,000 Result Auto v. Auto Accident
- $100’s of Millions Recovered for Clients