Skip to main content
Neil Bardack

Neil R. Bardack

(415) 995-5849


As a litigator, Neil has been lead counsel in a substantial number of court and jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts, and arbitrations in the areas of legal malpractice defense, technology, fiduciary fraud, corporate and business disputes, real estate and natural resources involving environmental, water and oil and gas.

He is a longtime and skilled arbitrator with more than 40 years on the American Arbitration Association Commercial-Panel, arbitrating business, real estate, and technology disputes.

Neil also serves as a settlement officer and Pro Tem Judge for the San Francisco Superior Court, and served as Assistant General Counsel for the firm.

Neil has broad transactional experience. He served as outside general counsel to a publicly-held technology company handling all manner of litigation, contract and securities issues. His oil and gas experience includes representing landowners in negotiating and terminating leases.

Additionally, he currently represents several prominent cooperative apartment corporations in San Francisco, and has served on their Board of Directors.


J.D. UC Law San Francisco (Formerly UC Hastings) ( 1970 )
A.B. cum laude University of Southern California ( 1967 )

Admissions and Courts

Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Nob Hill Association, Board of Directors

Mandatory Settlement Conference Panel of San Francisco Superior Court, Settlement Conference Officer

San Francisco Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem-Unlawful Detainer Settlement Panel

American Bar Association

American Bar Foundation, Fellow

San Francisco Bar Association Fee Dispute Panel

California Lawyers Association, Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Services Award (2019–2021)

Top Rated Lawyers - San Francisco's Legal Leaders, San Francisco Chronicle (2015)

Top Rated Lawyers™ in Appellate Law; Martindale-Hubbell® (2013)

Top Rated Lawyers™ in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources; Martindale-Hubbell® (2013)

San Francisco’s Top-Rated Lawyers (2012)

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rating (2022-2024)

Super Lawyers, Business Litigation; Appellate; Business & Corporate (2004-2006)

United States v. Truckee-Carson Irrigation District, 723 F.3d 1029 (9th Cir. 2013)

United States v. Truckee-Carson Irrigation District, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116239 (D. Nev. 2011)

United States, et al. v. Bell, et al, 602 F.3d 1074, 1087 (9th Cir. 2011). 

United States v. Truckee-Carson Irrigation Dist., 429 F.3d 902 (9th Cir. 2005)

As You Sow v. Conbraco Industries, 135 Cal.App.4th 431 (1st Dist. 2005)

United States v. Orr Water Ditch Co., 391 F.3d 1077 (9th Cir. 2004)

Zack v. Marin Emergency Radio Authority, 118 Cal.App.4th 617 (1st Dist. 2004)

Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation v. Edmund A. Gray Co., 115 Cal. App.4th 8 (1st. Dist. 2003)