Our Team
Barry P. Goldberg
Barry P Goldberg

Mr. Goldberg is a recognized authority on Uninsured Motorist / Underinsured Motorist Law in California. In fact, he gets regular calls from other practicing attorneys on this particular topic.

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Bernard Thalheimer

Bernard Thalheimer recently joined our team as the Senior Trial Counsel.  He has 31 years of personal injury practice experience. Bernie has handled all aspects and phases of personal injury cases, from start to finish. Bernie has seen every type of personal injury litigation, including approximately 30 trials to verdict. Bernie has successfully arbitrated over 200 cases. Over the course of 31 years, he has settled injury cases in excess of 200 million dollars.

Although Bernie is easy going and easy to talk to, he is regarded as a tenacious negotiator with the insurance companies and their defense attorneys. Bernie is licensed to practice in all of the California and local Federal courts. He is a graduate of the prestigious Pepperdine University School of Law Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, and is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

Like Mr. Goldberg, Bernie is a Bruin and graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors in Political Science.  He earned his law degree from Western State University.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and is training to run a marathon.

Support Staff
Accident Lawyer
Sarah Orefice

Sarah Orefice is a certified paralegal with almost 20 years legal experience in all areas of law.  Sarah and Barry have been working together for almost 15 years.  Sarah works closely with Barry on almost every file to achieve maximum results and client satisfaction.  Sarah always goes the extra mile to make every client feel comfortable during an otherwise difficult process.  Sarah owns her own business, Paralegal Aid Services.  She provides independent paralegal services as well as document preparation services for uncontested dissolutions, simple estate planning, and CH 7 bankruptcies.

In her spare time, Sarah raises her two beautiful daughters in Simi Valley. Sarah is active in her community and it is not surprising that more and more of our injury cases generate from South Ventura County.  She is fluent in Farsi and occasionally acts as a spokes model at high profile events in the Persian community.  Sarah enjoys running, hiking, exercising, and fine dining!

Accident Lawyer
Joana De La Torre

Joana De La Torre is the newest addition to our legal family.  Joana has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Cal State Long Beach and has worked in the legal field for about 3 years. She is fluent in Spanish and loves to welcome our clients both over the phone and in person. The favorite part of her job is working closely with our clients to help resolve their cases.  Joana has made an immediate impact at the firm and she is well liked by everyone she comes in contact with.

In her free time, Joana is a real music lover. She enjoys going to concerts, listening to the newest tracks and playing tennis.

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Jose de la Torre

Jose De La Torre is Team BPG’s senior administrative assistant focusing on obtaining client medical records. Jose is a “Brainiac” future doctor with a recent Master’s graduate degree in history from CSUN, and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in history. When he is not working with the BPG team, he listens to a variety of music, watches comedies, or reads graphic novels. A native of Los Angeles, and fluent in Spanish, he always makes our Spanish speaking clients feel right at home.

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Cynthia Barajas

Cynthia Barajas is the newest addition to the BPG legal team. Cynthia is a case manager and administrative assistant that provides tremendous energy and determination in every case. Client’s love her and give her rave reviews. Cynthia is currently attending LAVC, San Fernando Valley, paralegal studies program. A native of Los Angeles, and also fluent in Spanish, she always makes our clients feel welcome. In her free time, she loves riding horses, and you will usually find her kicking butt at the gym.

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Monique Novela

Monique Novela is the newest addition to the BPG legal team. She was born in Long Beach and Raised in San Diego. She has worked in the legal field for about 10 years. She is fluent in Spanish and loves to welcome our clients both over the phone and in person.
In her free time, she loves spending quality time with her twin daughter’s doing activities such as hiking, park and watching movies.

Our Reputation
I suffered through a not-my-fault auto accident in January of 2010. Unfortunately the opposing insurance company is well known for it’s habitual delays of paying plaintiffs. Barry Goldberg did an excellent job of pursuing Mercury on my behalf until we reached a more than fair settlement. He is fair, knowledgeable, kept me well informed through the months of interaction with opposing Counsel and acheived a great result considering all the circumstances. I would highly recommend him to anyone with a personal injury lawsuit! Should a prospective client wish to speak with me about working with Mr. Goldberg, please contact him for my information.

Results Oriented

Lesliegh

As an attorney with a legal matter outside my area of expertise, one involving my own family member, I decided to contact Mr. Goldberg after viewing some of his quality legal work. His grasp of the particulars was very impressive, as was his advice in regard to proceeding forward. His speedy and friendly response was refreshing, highlighting an engaged and highly competent professional.

Trustworthy and Knowledgeable

Keith

Really appreciate the legal guidance I received from Mr. Goldberg. I did not feel my insurance company had my best interest in mind and I reached out for legal council. It was clear Mr. Goldberg was an expert not only in personal injury cases but the use of Facebook posts and Tweets as evidence. I will definitely work with Mr. Goldberg again in the future and will recommend him to my family and friends.

Highly Knowledgeable and Responsive

Lora

After several Horrible experiences with Lawyers in the past, I was convinced the only thing WORSE than a Lawyer is a Politician. I was OVERJOYED with the entire experience and professionalism of Mr. Goldberg. He and his staff exceeded all my expectations. He fought for me and treated me with respect and dignity. He fought hard for me and got the BEST POSSIBLE settlement. I would rate him 6 stars out of 5…plus I hear he’s a pretty darn good Trombone player. If you need a Lawyer, call Barry P. Goldberg.

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Dara

Barry Goldberg is the person I turn to when I need a personal injury attorney. I never have to worry about the care and representation my clients will get when I refer them to Barry.

The Best possible lawyer you can get!

Andrew Goodman, Esq.

Barry Goldberg cares about the people he serves. He is a great personal injury attorney.When I make referrals to him, I know and trust that he will serve them well.

The person I turn to for a personal injury attorney

Mary Akpovi, Ph.D., CPA

Barry Goldberg is a tenacious advocate, who is responsive to and gets great results for his clients.  He has more than earned my trust with the effective way he has represented clients and family of mine who I have referred to him.

The Attorney Who Cares

Steven Seinfeld

You literally saved my case at the 11th hour. My prior attorney as you know, apparently had some personal issues to contend with, and as a result  put my case in serious jeopardy. With the case literally about to be dismissed, you were able, with only 2 days notice from my initial telephone call to you, convince the judge at Van Nuys Court  not dismiss, but to extend my case, giving us ample time to formulate our winning strategy. Your responsiveness, and ability to really listen to my concerns, issues and objectives demonstrated to me that you had my best interests always in mind. Your ability to strategize our case in dealing with a very difficult defense lawyer, helped me to exceed my expectations on every level.

Barry Goldberg is a Tenacious Advocate

Carlee F.

Thank you so much for everything you did for me on my case — all the hard work, support & all your efforts. You were there for me during a difficult time in my life. It means more than you will ever know.

I will not hesitate to refer you with complete confidence

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