John Bamford


Mr. Bamford’s practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on securities litigation and employment issues. He also has extensive experience arbitrating industry and customer disputes on behalf of major wire house broker dealers before FINRA as well as successfully resolving FINRA regulatory inquiries. Mr. Bamford’s litigation experience encompasses a wide variety of complex business and employment claims, including trade secret, unfair competition and antitrust, 17200, wrongful termination, employment discrimination and wage and hour. Mr. Bamford also has specialized expertise in the emerging field of data breach, with experience advising numerous national clients following highly publicized data breach incidents.

Mr. Bamford is admitted to practice in California, before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before joining Palmer, Lombardi & Donohue LLP, Mr. Bamford was a senior associate at a large international law firm.


Mr. Bamford received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and business from University of California, Los Angeles. He also earned his Juris Doctorate degree cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law where he served as the literary editor of the Pepperdine Law Review.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Bamford has been selected as one of the Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Stars for 2013.

Professional Activities

Mr. Bamford is on the student advisory board for Pepperdine University School of Law – Law Review. He is also on the South Bay committee for the Surf Rider Foundation.