Civil Litigation & Judgment Enforcement Attorney in San Jose, California
When someone tries to break, disregard, or abuse an agreement they’ve made with you, I fight to set things right.
John F. Bradley, Jr.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
I have been practicing civil litigation in San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area since 1993. During that time, I have represented clients in civil matters both as plaintiffs and defendants. These include situations arising from business disputes, breaches of contract, collection matters, and commercial law matters. No matter the type of case I am handling, though, honesty and diligence are always the driving force behind my approach.
Civil Litigation Process
Breaches of Contract
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Enforcement of a Judgment Process
A Strategic, Methodical Approach
Successfully enforcing a judgment, contract, or Labor Commissioner Award has very little to do with strong-arming your opponent and everything to do with strategy. Years of experience have taught me this simple truth. When I take on a case, I start by analyzing the situation from my client’s perspective — then I dig into the facts. I examine the income, assets, and overall financial standing of the other side. I build a strategy based on what I’ve discovered, as well as what has worked well for my clients in the past. As the case progresses, I continually search for new information so that we can readjust our approach as needed.
Your Legal Advocate & Guide
Let’s be honest. No one wants to hire a lawyer. Or, rather — no one wants to need to hire a lawyer. I get that. But even though it’s a difficult situation that has led you to me, I will strive to make this process as easy on you as I can. For starters, I will give you the knowledge and tools you need to make informed legal decisions. This means I will educate you on your options, advise you on how I believe we should proceed, then let you decide what you want to do next. As your case unfolds, I will also work to keep you updated on what’s happening, how our plan is playing out, and whether we need to reexamine our strategy.
What My Clients Say
"[John got] the best outcome that we can hope for... I will not hesitate to recommend John to anyone."
What My Clients Say
"Hoorayyyyy! Finally. After two other attorneys I have one who actually works and shows progress…Thank you."
What My Clients Say
John is very knowledgeable, and as his client I felt our terms were fair and honest. So with his diligence, brilliant communications, and flawless timing, John nailed them all by liening their assets, and the lien is now a matter of public record, good for ten years and renewable indefinitely into the future. So trust one happy customer, this guy is GOOD!
What My Clients Say
I used John Bradley on a personal collection matter and was pleased with John's strategic insights, gameplan, and execution. Before hiring Mr. Bradley, my debtor was using various legal and illegal means to avoid paying me. Then, I hired Mr. Bradley and largely because of his efforts, I soon was able to collect about $400K. I recommend Mr. Bradley for collections and related civil actions.
Eliminated Liability & Collected Debt While Avoiding Unnecessary Costs for Client
When my client attempted to collect on a debt, the debtor filed a cross-complaint, claiming collection-related torts of defamation, infliction of emotional distress, and invasion of privacy.
Cross-complaint was thrown out & debts were collected
Breach of Contract for a Loan - Judgment Paid Immediately, in Full
My client discovered a breach of contract in their loan agreement and was awarded a judgment in their favor. I quickly enforced the judgment against the debtor's pending lawsuit against a third party.
Debtor’s Case Settling, & the Judgment Was Paid Immediately
Client Fully Compensated for Debts Due & Legal Fees
For this case, I negotiated the prompt payment of a creditor’s overdue promissory note after service of the lawsuit.
Client Was Paid in Full for Principal, Interest, Court Costs and Attorney’s Fees
Enforced a Judgment Nearing Its Expiration Date
After working with three other attorneys to no avail, this client came to me for help enforcing a judgment close to expiring. I took steps to amend the judgment, then figured out where we could collect from the debtor.
Judgment Settled Through Payment from a Long-Lost Liability Insurer
Creative Solutions to Collect Payment & Avoid Foreclosure
I assisted a client with the enforcement of a promissory note that called for real property collateral, but there was no deed of trust. After filing suit, I worked strategically and was able to collect the debt owed to my client while preventing a need for foreclosure.
Debt Was Paid Out of Sale of Property
Choosing an attorney becomes a much simpler task when you can see evidence of their ability. On that note, I invite you to explore the solutions I've implemented in order to resolve cases similar to your own.
Let’s Build a Plan That
Makes Sense for Your Unique Situation
When someone isn’t fulfilling the promises they’ve made to you, it’s easy to get caught up in the sheer frustration of your situation. But before you go declaring any vendettas, let’s take a moment to look at the big picture. Someone owes you something. You want to collect what was promised. The priority isn’t getting revenge — it’s figuring out what they have so that we can succeed in claiming what you’re owed.
In matters of debt collection, a forceful approach is sometimes necessary. Often, though, a deal can be struck if both sides are willing to work together to find a solution that fits their needs. In the hope of saving my clients from unnecessary stress and expense, I always explore this option before taking any drastic legal measures.
LITIGATION, MEDIATION, OR ARBITRATION?
If traditional, amicable negotiation is out of the question, we may explore a number of other options to resolve your case. Depending on the details of your situation, we may pursue litigation, arbitration or mediation. If you’d like to learn more about what each of these options entails, I encourage you to read more about alternative dispute resolution.
GETTING THE JOB DONE RIGHT
No matter the strategies we employ or the form of dispute resolution we choose, my top priority is giving your case the time and attention it deserves. After all, a well-designed and well-executed legal plan means a greater chance of being able to deliver you good news.