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Bird, Marella, Rhow, Lincenberg, Drooks & Nessim, LLP


About Bird, Marella, Rhow, Lincenberg, Drooks & Nessim, LLP

A top litigation boutique, Bird Marella is home to around 40 lawyers based in the Golden State. The firm focuses on civil litigation and white collar defense.

A Force in the Sunny State

Bird Marella was established in Los Angeles in 1981 by two former Assistant United States Attorneys: Terry Bird and Vincent Marella. Home to a team of trial lawyers, the firm’s bench includes former Assistant United States Attorneys and law clerks. The firm’s lawyers work across more than a dozen practice areas, often handling high-stakes disputes.

Trial Ready

Bird Marella is a firm of trial lawyers who defend national and multinational corporations, government agencies, closely held companies, partnerships, and individuals; the firm also occasionally represents plaintiffs. The firm hires attorneys who have experience, including both former federal prosecutors and former federal judicial clerks.

Of particular strength is the firm’s commercial litigation practice, with lawyers counseling on everything from financial services and health care litigation to securities and intellectual property litigation—and more. Bird Marella is also a stand-out in the criminal litigation arena, with the firm and its lawyers earning recognitions from the likes of Benchmark Litigation, Chambers & Partners, and National Law Journal. The firm’s experience includes computer crimes, environmental and safety crimes, FCPA matters, health care fraud, money laundering, securities fraud, etc.

In addition, the firm has become a “go-to” for international, regional, and boutique law firms and individual lawyers needing advice and representation in matters concerning their legal practice.

Thousands of Hours for Good

Bird Marella is a small but mighty firm—including when it comes to pro bono. In 2020, the firm dedicated more than 3,800 hours to pro bono work, with an average of 116 hours per lawyer. The firm’s recent work includes collaborating with client Seegene Technologies, Inc. to deliver COVID-19 testing kits to L.A. County—100k kits a week to be exact.

Bird, Marella, Rhow, Lincenberg, Drooks & Nessim, LLP

1875 Century Park East
23rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 201-2100

Firm Stats

Managing Principal: Paul S. Chan
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
1 - 50

Employment Contact

Ariel A. Neuman
(310) 201-2100

No. of U.S. Offices: 1

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Los Angeles, CA

Major Departments

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Class Actions
Commercial Litigation
Fraud, Qui Tam, Civil RICO
Health Care Litigation
Intellectual Property
Lawyers & Law Firms
Municipalities & Government Entities
Real Estate
Securities Litigation
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.