Lindy F. Bradley


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Lindy F. Bradley

Lindy Bradley, 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 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 and through trial. She draws upon a variety of experience in civil litigation, including defense against claims of premises liability, products liability, government tort liability and medical malpractice.  Ms. Bradley also handles all post-judgment collection for the firm.

For the last sixteen years of her practice, Ms. Bradley has been specializing in grocery store litigation as well as public entity litigation with a specific emphasis on negligent premises liability and dangerous conditions of public property.  Her 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 and corporate defense.

Practice Areas

  • Government Tort Liability
  • Food Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Negligent Security
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • 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 which 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

Speaking Engagements

  • 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


  • 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