Lindy F. Bradley


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Lindy F. Bradley

Lindy Bradley, Esq. a partner at Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP, focuses her litigation and business practice on representing clients in the supermarket, grocery 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 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 premises liability and claims of 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, including 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.

  • Restaurant, Grocery & Retail Stores
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Food Litigation
  • Government Tort Liability
  • Negligent Security
  • General Civil Litigation

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) Co-Chair of Webinar Committee, General Liability Committee, and Board Member, 2017 to present
  • Law Enforcement and Private Security (LEAPS), President, 2019 to present
  • ASIS, greater Los Angeles chapter
  • Editor, Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP Legal Update, a publication that aims to educate and inform our clients and community on legal issues and recent case law and legislation
  • National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)
  • Food Consultant Group
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, Medical Billing: Where the Rubber Meets the Road, October 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, 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, “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


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


  • J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

Bar Admission

  • State Bar of California


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