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Barak J Berlin

Barak J Berlin

Law Offices of Barak Berlin
  • Consumer Law, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • California
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Barak J. Berlin is the Senior Partner for the Law Offices of Barak Berlin. Barak graduated from Boston University in 1995 with a dual degree in Political Science and International Relations and a minor in Religion. After working in Washington, D.C. at one of the top Intellectual Property Law Firms in the country and at Special Olympics International, Barak returned to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Law School. Barak graduated from Loyola Law School, passed the California State Bar in 2001, and was hired by the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office. Barak has worked almost exclusively representing consumers in everything from Tobacco Litigation, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Debt Collection Harassment, Fair Credit Reporting, Bankruptcy, and Foreclosure Defense/Loan Modifications. Barak is a member of the Temecula Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Riverside County Bar Association, Southwest Riverside County Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA). He is the Temecula Chamber of Commerce representative on the Board of the Temecula Citizen Corps, as well as a former Board Member of the Wildomar Chamber of Commerce.

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D. (2001) | Law
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Boston University
B.A. (1995) | Political Science & International Relations
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Professional Experience
Law Offices of Barak Berlin
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Deputy Public Defender
San Bernardino County Public Defender's Office
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 216115
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National Association of Consumer Advocates
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Southwest Riverside County Bar Association
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Temecula Chamber of Commerce
- Current
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Wildomar Chamber of Commerce
Board Member
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  • Free Consultation
    One hour free consultation.
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Additional Practice Areas
  • Auto Fraud
  • Lemon Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. How does the current GM strike impact the law as far as amount of Tim my vehicle is in the shop?
A: It doesn't. GM is still required to fix your vehicle under warranty with a reasonable number of repair attempts (typically four times, but it is not set by law) or a reasonable amount of time (30 days, but again, there is no absolute, it can be more or less).

Feel free to email ( my office if you have any additional questions.
Q. I purchased a car from Kia in 2017 and I'm having engine problems they have had my car for a month now what can I do
A: You may have a case against Kia under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, commonly known as the California Lemon Law. If you do have a lemon, you are entitled to receive all sums you have paid or owe on your car, minus a mileage offset.

Feel free to call or email ( my office for a free consultation.
Q. Can a collection agency come after you if the dept is over 4 years old for hospital bill under $2000,00?
A: A collection agency can essentially ask you nicely for the money at any time. However, if the debt is past the statute of limitations (i.e. you haven't made payments for over four years), then they cannot make any misleading statements. This would include threats to sue you for the past due balance or offering a settlement.

If you believe the collection agency has done anything illegal, or you just want further clarification, feel free to email me ( or go to NACA ( to find an attorney.
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Law Offices of Barak Berlin
135 West Sumner Ave
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Telephone: (951) 296-6188
Fax: (951) 296-6187