Lindy F. Bradley

Partner P: 818 243 5200
F: 818 243 5266

Lindy Bradley, Esq. a partner at Bradley, Gmelich + Wellerstein LLP, focuses her litigation and business practice on representing clients in the supermarket, grocery, big box stores, retail and restaurant industries, as well as public entity defense. She has a keen understanding of the full range of needs these industries encounter on a regular day-to-day basis. With over twenty-two years of solid experience as an attorney and trial litigator, her expertise extends to defending various supermarkets, retailers, public entities, corporate clients and insurance carriers against claims of property damage and physical injury. Ms. Bradley routinely represents clients in large exposure lawsuits from inception through trial. She draws upon a variety of experience in civil litigation, including defense against claims of premises liability, products liability, and government tort liability.

For the last eighteen years of her practice, Ms. Bradley has specialized in grocery store and restaurant litigation as well as accidents in other retail settings. Ms. Bradley routinely defends cases arising from claims of slip and fall, trip and fall, and food-borne illnesses for numerous national grocery and retail operations.

Ms. Bradley also practices public entity litigation with a specific emphasis on claims related to alleged dangerous conditions of public property. Ms. Bradley’s public entity practice is dedicated to providing specialized representation to government entities and agencies which includes analysis of state and local ordinances, as well as direct communication and presentation to governing bodies, such as city councils, mayors, and city attorneys. Ms. Bradley understands that government entity clients require a broad spectrum of experience in litigating the diverse issues they face, such as detailed interpretation of the nuances of the Government Code and its application to litigation. Ms. Bradley has defended public entities in litigated claims since 2005, representing both City officers and employees. She also routinely handles private security litigation, business litigation, and corporate defense.


  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star honoree, Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2022 Super Lawyer honoree
  • 2022 Patrick A. Long President’s Award, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Professional Activities

  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) Co-Chair of Webinar Committee and Board of Directors
  • Law Enforcement and Private Security (LEAPS), President
  • ASIS, greater Los Angeles chapter
  • National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)
  • Food Consultants Group
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance DRI


Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, Medical Billing: Where the Rubber Meets the Road, October 2021
  • Presenter, “The Reptile Deposition,” September 2021
  • Presenter, Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in a Litigation Setting with Standiford Helm, M.D., February 2021
  • Presenter, Reptile Theory: An Update, August 2021
  • Presenter, Three B’s on the Law Podcast Webinar “California Edition – New California Laws (Part 2-Other Laws of Interest, January 2021
  • Presenter, Three B’s on the Law Podcast Webinar “California Edition – New California Laws (Part 1-Employment), January 2021
  • Presenter, Three B’s on the Law Podcast Webinar “California Edition – Supermarket Risk Management”, August 2020
  • Moderator/Speaker, Webinar, “Everything but the Courtroom, Litigating Cases Remotely”, April 2020
  • Presenter, “Working Remotely and Efficiently During Covid-19,” April 2020
  • Presenter, ASCDC Annual Seminar, “Damages and Social Media” – 2019
  • Presenter, “Premises Liability – Defending Cases In California,” November 2017
  • Presenter, “Slaying the Reptile – A Practical Guide to Overcoming Reptilian Tactics,” March 2017
  • Presenter, “Legal Update 2015, A Mixed Bag for California Employers,” 2015
  • Presenter, “Limiting Your Exposure in Healthcare Security Cases,” 2015
  • Presenter, “Basic Rules and Recent Developments in Legal Ethics for In-House Counsel,” 2013
  • Presenter, “Are You More Ethical than a Fifth Grader,” May, 2013
  • Presenter, “Drug, Alcohol Abuse and Addiction in the Legal Profession,” 2010
  • Presenter, “Government Tort Liability – The Nuts and Bolts of Litigating Cases Involving Government Entities,” 2009


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, JD, 1999
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, BA, 1985


  • State Bar of California


  • United States District Court for the Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit