These attorneys have proven to be very helpful to the bail industry. The Bail Resource Center does not make recommendations. It is up to you to determine who would be the best attorney for your situation.

Law Offices of Brendan Pegg – (805) 302-4151 Commercial Surety Attorney with extensive experience in Bail Bond laws and loss prevention. Personally handled thousands of motions to vacate forfeitures and summary judgments. Extensive appeal work throughout California. Qualified as expert in bail bond law before Los Angeles Superior Court. Testified regarding new bail legislation before California Senate. Frequent speaker at CBAA conferences.

Brad Petersen, Esq. – (213) 503-7931  Bail services include: Bond Motions, Appeals, DOI Hearings, Collections.  Brad Petersen have spent thousands of hours in the courtroom, and he relishes taking the tough cases.  Brad has appeared in most every courtroom from Eureka to San Diego, so he is familiar with the judges and understand the nuances and procedures of the various county courts.  Brad  was the former Staff Attorney at AIA Surety. In this role, he provided advice to bail agents on a daily basis regarding all aspects of their bail business.

John M. Rorabaugh, Attorney at Law (714) 617-9600, FAX (714) 644-9986  Address: 801 Parkcenter Drive, Suite 205, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Michael I. Sidley, Esq. – Sidley Law Group – The Sidley Law Group is a West Los Angeles law firm specializing in civil litigation and criminal defense in federal and state courts throughout Southern California. 2940 Westwood Blvd. Second Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Website: – Tel: (800) 200-1295.

Marc D. Chasman, Esq. – Quality legal service to the bail bond industry since 1996. 13333 Ventura Blvd., Suite 207, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. Tel:(818) 788-2245. Email:

Moriya Lynn Christie, Esq., A Law Corporation – 701 E. Santa Clara St., Suite 19-3, Ventura, CA, 93001, Tel:(805)641-3078, Fax: (805)641-1349.  Moriya has been active in bail law, criminal defense work and personal injury claims for plaintiffs for over 9 years.  Call for a free consultation.

Karen D. Hill, J.D., Esq.Experienced Bail Attorney *Handles PC-1305g cases worldwide * Bail Forfeitures – PC 1305 * Summary Judgements – PC 1306.  Practice: All California State Courts. Although Karen is located in Southern California, she routinely commutes to Northern California for court appearances on bail motions.  Karen is Of Counsel for the San Francisco Bail Agent’s Association, an honory position she has held for the past 11 years.  9243 Earl Street, La Mesa, CA 91942-3842 Tel: (619) 589-1945   Fax: (619) 469-4880. Email:

Paul Sherman, Esq. of Sherman & Sherman – Paul has experience with bail law in dealing with the surety companies, collections and contract law. He really provides personal attention. Call (805) 498-1731.