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Security Law Attorneys Los Angeles

Focused advice and representation for a niche industry

Bradley & Gmelich LLP has a reputation for being the foremost knowledgeable law firm in California as it relates to the private security industry.  Our lawyers represent private security companies, alarm businesses, Private Patrol Operators (PPO), electronic surveillance companies, security system monitoring operations, executive protection specialists and all private security-related entities. Our attorneys are intimately familiar with the standards in the security industry in California, and have assisted in drafting legislation related to the security industry. We have authored state-mandated training programs and regularly write articles for National and California security organizations. For two decades, our attorneys have served as legal advisors to the California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards & Associates (CALSAGA), the non-profit trade group professionalizing the security industry.

Our attorneys vigorously represent private security companies and their employees in civil lawsuits alleging:

  • Negligent security
  • Assault and battery
  • Excessive use of force
  • Wage and hour class action
  • Breach of contract
  • False imprisonment
  • Civil rights violations
  • Defamation
  • PAGA claims
  • Employment suits


We focus on resolving security company business disputes, from breach of contract actions to unfair trade practices and unfair competition. We provide vigorous defense to security service employers in employment law matters, such as claims alleging age discrimination, race discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment and any type of employment claim.  We also represent Employers in complex class actions and Private Attorney General’s Act (PAGA) claims alleging wage and hour law violations.

Knowledgeable assistance with regulatory compliance

Our administrative law attorneys have comprehensive knowledge of the standards and licensing requirements in the security industry and have actively participated in drafting legislation in conjunction with the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (California BSIS), the licensing and enforcement body for California. Whether a security company faces a compliance audit, a Department of Consumer Affairs complaint, or needs to provide employees with regulatory compliance training, our knowledgeable attorneys can help. Our business formation attorneys also assist entrepreneurs wishing to reorganize or start a security-related business.

Skilled drafting and review of business documents

We regularly review and draft contracts, security service agreements, employee manuals, and policy and procedure manuals, with special knowledge associated with wage and hour issues arising out of the security industry. We pride ourselves on our ability to respond to clients’ needs in time-sensitive matters. We help our clients prevent future litigation by assisting them with the proper development of employee manuals, policies involving use of force, and procedure documents that will withstand future challenges.

Managing partner Barry A. Bradley, leads a team of skilled, dedicated business law attorneys who know the private security industry inside and out. We can help you and your company proactively plan and strategize to avoid problems before they ever occur. In addition, we use our extensive knowledge of the laws, regulations and jurisprudence that developed around California’s security industry to defend your company if litigation becomes unavoidable.

Quality litigation services from start to finish

Because of the inherently dangerous nature of the work, and because security companies occupy a position of special responsibility, they face all the litigation risks associated with run-of-the-mill businesses, but have additional exposure in negligence and breach of contract.

When problems do arise, our security lawyers will strenuously defend your company through trial if necessary. We have successfully defended many security and alarm companies from negligence charges. We also represent security companies in actions alleging assault and battery, excessive use of force during an arrest, false imprisonment, civil rights violations and defamation. Additionally, we resolve business disputes such as actions for breach of contract or unfair trade practices.


Our accomplished appellate division supports your litigation

Our appellate lawyers have a strong background in civil litigation and partner with our trial attorneys from the outset of litigation. Thus, our trial team can draft motions for summary judgment with an eye toward appellate issues. The depth and range of our experience lends efficiency to our pretrial and trial work. If we must appeal an adverse ruling, or defend a favorable one, our appellate division provides clients with quality representation that has won our firm an enviable reputation.

Contact our Los Angeles business law firm for reliable advice and representation

Let the knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at Bradley & Gmelich LLP help your private security firm with its legal issues. We provide sound advice and determined representation to facilitate your company’s success. For a consultation, call our Glendale office at 888-648-3956 or contact us online.


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