Trial lawyers seeking justice for survivors of sexual abuse, physical assault, and other serious personal injuries
Since opening our doors in 2013, Greenberg Gross has focused on being the business litigation firm of choice for plaintiffs and defendants in bet-the-company trial work across the country. We have worked hard to provide the very best representation to companies and executives in need of sophisticated lawyering. A change in California law caused the firm to supplement its primary focus – complex business litigation – with an entirely new practice area for plaintiffs who have been subjected to childhood sexual assault.
Greenberg Gross regularly confronts powerful adversaries in its complex business litigation. With its deep experience handling some of the most complex, challenging cases, as well as counting among its attorneys former federal prosecutors, the firm has the resources, platform, and experience to litigate childhood sexual assault cases at the highest level.
Bailee Pelham is an attorney at Greenberg Gross LLP. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law. During law school, Ms. Pelham served as a research assistant for Professor Lawrence Rosenthal and an Academic Fellow for Professor Lan Cao. Ms. Pelham also participated in Fowler Law School’s Entertainment Law Clinic, where she drafted several agreements on behalf of a filmmaker creating a SAG Ultra-Low Budget production. Ms. Pelham also clerked at the Orange Country District Attorney’s Office, where she assisted in the prosecution of both misdemeanor and felony cases. While waiting for her bar results, Ms. Pelham worked as a Law Fellow with California Lawyers for the Arts.
Ms. Pelham received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Scripps College.
Emily Mayers is an attorney at Greenberg Gross LLP whose practice primarily focuses on advocating for survivors of childhood sexual assault and assisting them through the litigation process.
Ms. Mayers graduated cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Women’s Law Journal. While pursuing her law degree, she served as an extern for the Honorable Donna Ryu, United States Magistrate Judge, Northern District of California. She was also a student attorney in the Individual Representation Clinic where she advocated for plaintiffs in employment claims by drafting demand letters, filing complaints, and negotiating settlements. In addition, Ms. Mayers was a competitor at the International Chamber of Commerce Negotiation Competition in Paris, France.
Prior to law school, Ms. Mayers worked as a ninth-grade English teacher in Cairo, Egypt.
Joshua Friedberg is a litigator whose practice focuses on fighting for survivors of childhood abuse. During law school, Mr. Friedberg served as a Senior Editor for UC Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, the nation’s longest running legal journal devoted entirely to constitutional scholarship. He also served as a mediator for the San Francisco Superior Court in his capacity as a member of UC Hastings’ Mediation Clinic, which is consistently ranked as one of the top Alternative Dispute Resolution programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
While pursuing his law degree, Mr. Friedberg served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Alka Sagar, United States Magistrate Judge, Central District of California.
Emily Engler is an attorney at Greenberg Gross LLP. Ms. Engler is a passionate advocate for her clients, with her practice primarily focusing on the representation of survivors of childhood sexual assault in claims against individuals and institutions, including religious institutions and public school districts.
Prior to joining Greenberg Gross, Ms. Engler worked at a mid-size litigation firm, representing clients in complex matters involving personal injury claims, professional liability, public entity liability, and employment litigation in both state and federal court. Ms. Engler received her J.D. from the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where she participated in the Experian/Jones Day Moot Court. During law school, she served as the student leader for the Elder Abuse Restraining Order Clinic, through which she assisted elders in Orange County in seeking and obtaining civil restraining orders against their abusers. Ms. Engler also participated in UCI Law School’s Domestic Violence Clinic, where she advocated for survivors of domestic violence by obtaining civil restraining orders, initiating divorce proceedings, and navigating custody disputes.
Ms. Engler received her undergraduate degree in English, with a minor in Legal Studies, from California Lutheran University.