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For over 25 years, firm principal Barry Pasternack has devoted his legal career to representing injury victims in all of Southern California. He has secured successful results, including obtaining significant settlements and verdicts, on behalf of a wide range of clients. Mr. Pasternack handles EVERY case personally from start to finish, and is proud of his role as an advocate for the injured. He fights long and hard for his clients from one-on-one advising, to pre-trail negotiation, through complex trial litigation if necessary , Mr. Pasternack never sells his clients short. Mr. Pasternack is committed to providing exceptional personal attention to every client, always promptly responding to phone calls and e-mails, and keeping clients apprised of the progress with their case.

For your convenience, we offer free initial consultations, and are available to assist both English and Spanish speaking clients. All cases are handled on a contingency fee arrangement, meaning that you do not pay attorneys’ fees unless and until we obtain recovery on your behalf.

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  • "Mr. Pasternack was EXTREMELY successful in recovering much more than I expected to get"

    Barry handled an auto accident in which I was the injured party and recovery by Medicare. I was ready to give up the idea of even TRYING to recover anything from my injuries since Medicare would have taken it all, but Mr. Pasternack was EXTREMELY successful in recovering much more than I expected to get,…
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  • "I recommend him to anyone who is unfortunately injured in an accident"

    Barry Pasternack represented me in a personal injury case when a metal ceiling tile fell from a elevator ceiling, causing me severe head injury. Barry helped me understand my rights as an injured party, and made sure I received the proper medical attention. He made sure I was fully compensated for my injuries and my lost time from work. I recommend him to anyone who is unfortunately injured in an accident.
    JV, Santee, CA
  • "Although it was a tough fight we prevailed"

    Barry took my personal injury case when no other attorney would take it and although it was a tough fight we prevailed. The staff at the Law Office of Barry Pasternack was amazing and felt like I had an entire team on my side.
    MV, San Diego
  • "These guys were so creative and were able to get me a huge settlement for my injuries"

    Barry Pasternack and Adrian Terrado worked so hands on my personal injury case. The odds were against me, against a large manufacturer, but these guys were so creative and were able to get me a huge settlement for my injuries.
    BL, San Diego
  • "Barry Pasternack worked with me every step of the way"

    I had the Law Office of Barry Pasternack represent me in a car accident where my car was totaled and I was injured. Barry Pasternack worked with me every step of the way. The other driver did not have insurance. Barry was able to submit an uninsured motorist claim through my own insurance carrier, something I was unaware of and negotiated a successful settlement. If you are in an auto accident, I highly recommend Barry Pasternack as your lawyer.
    VT, Ramona

Attorney Profiles


Barry Pasternack is the founding attorney. He has represented injured victims against insurance companies throughout California and other western states for over 25 years. As the managing attorney, Mr. Pasternack supervises all cases and meets with all clients. He is informed of the status of all cases and designs strategy along with his team on a regular basis. Mr. Pasternack is lead trial counsel for the firm, and has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. Mr. Pasternack believes that every client deserves the best service possible. Your case will be handled by him and his team of expertly trained attorneys from start to finish.

In his spare time, Mr. Pasternack enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren and rooting on his hometown New York sports teams.


Adrian Terrado is a Trial and Managing Attorney at the Law Office of Barry Pasternack.  He represents plaintiffs in all areas of civil litigation, including catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, professional malpractice, and elder abuse.  Adrian is committed to protecting the rights and interests of the underdog, namely consumers and individuals who have been injured through the unlawful acts of others.  He has been involved in hundreds of cases resulting in seven figure settlements against formidable opponents from the insurance industry and well-represented municipalities. 
Adrian has a strong foundation in litigation, mounting repeated successes in litigating cases through settlement or trial, which has earned him the trust of his clients.  He has cultivated years of experience from a practice focused on litigating matters of personal injury, professional malpractice, and premises liability cases.
Adrian first attended San Diego State University, where he received his B.A. in Public Administration  After receiving his undergraduate degree, he proceeded to the University of San Diego and obtained his paralegal certification.  After working a few years as a paralegal, he proceeded to Thomas Jefferson School of Law under a full scholarship and graduated cum laude.  Equipped with the knowledge and years of experience working under the mentorship of Barry Pasternack, Esq., Adrian has comfortably transitioned into the Trial Attorney role.

Adrian is licensed to practice in California as well as the United States District Court, Southern District of California.  He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the San Diego Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.


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