John P. Dacey is a Co-Managing Senior Shareholder of Bergman Dacey Goldsmith PLC., a civil litigation firm providing legal services worldwide with offices in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Mr. Dacey predominantly represents public entities in the areas of complex litigation and procurements (including construction and contract disputes, real estate, public works of improvements, preventative risk counseling, and many other areas of the law).
Mr. Dacey has successfully resolved and litigated over 500 public works disputes. His contracts, policies, and procedures, have been used to successfully build over 256 public works projects in California.
John holds the unique distinction as being the only lawyer in the United States to serve as primary outside legal counsel to Los Angeles Unified School District’s unprecedented $22 billion dollar construction program (in 1999 – 2008) and since July 2013 as Lead Construction Counsel for Los Angeles Community College District’s $9.5 billion dollar construction bond program.
For his “high standards of leadership, outstanding accomplishments, and dedicated service to education”, John has also received the following honors:
Certificate of Recognition from the United States Congress;
Certificate of Appreciation from the California State Legislature;
Certificate of Commendation from the County of Los Angeles;
Certificate of Commendation from the City of Alhambra;
Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Monterey Park;
Certificate of Recognition from the City of Rosemead; and
Certificate of Appreciation from the Alhambra Unified School District.
John is admitted to practice law in all the state and federal courts in California, as well as the United States Supreme Court, and has been litigating complex jury and bench trials, as well as appeals, in state and federal courts for over 28 years.
John has been named a BEST LAWYER for 2017 and 2018, For the past 10 consecutive years, John has been recognized as a California Super Lawyer in the area of California Construction Law