Berenika D. Palys


Berenika Palys practices law in the areas of construction and general civil litigation in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois. She obtained her J. D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. During law school Berenika externed for the Honorable Justice Richard Aronson, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three.

Prior to attending law school, she graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in Music and Government with a A.B. and received her MPhil from Christ Church, Oxford University as a Paine Fellow.

She served as in-house counsel and executive director of a non-profit focusing on premises liability, personal injury, contracts, and employment. Berenika was a professional concert pianist performing as a soloist with orchestras around the world. She graduated from The Juilliard School and the Royal Academy of Music.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
    • District of Columbia
    • New York
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California


  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Young Lawyers Division, Professional Development Committee
  • Los Angeles Bar Association
    • Member, President's Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York State Bar Association


University of San Diego School of Law

Juris Doctor

Harvard University

magna cum laudeArtium Baccalaureus

Oxford University

Christ Church College, Master of Philosophy

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