INDIAN WELLS OFFICE
74785 Hwy 111, Ste. 105
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Jacquetta Bardacos is an experienced compassionate attorney who has focused her practice in the areas of trust, estate, business, qui tam, and tort litigation, and she has successfully prosecuted and defended appeals. She has been practicing in all stages of litigation for over two decades in federal and state courts.
She is a native of Southern California, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Santa Clara. While attending Santa Clara, Ms. Bardacos worked as an Associate Editor of Santa Clara Law Review and served as a Judicial Extern to Hon. Nat A. Agliano, in the California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District. She has also collaborated with the U.S. Department of Justice and federal government investigators to complete a series of cases against federal government contractors, which yielded over $300,000,000 in settlements.
Recent representative cases include successful litigation and recovery of $4,000,000 in an undue influence case, recovery of $10,000,000 for heirs in a contested trust matter and successful trial defense of a developer in a civil action brought by a local public entity for restitution of $2,000,000 under California Government Code Section 1090 and other conflict of interest laws. Ms. Bardacos has been named a Top Lawyer by Palm Springs Life Magazine yearly since 2017 after she moved to the Coachella Valley.
Ms. Bardacos is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in California. SBEMP is proud to welcome her to the Trust, Estate & Probate and Litigation Departments of the firm and have her be a part of their rapidly growing firm.
Published Opinions include Humphrey v. Bewley, 69 Cal. App. 5th 571, 571 (2021), Roberts v. Accenture, LLP, 707 F.3d 1011 (8th Cir. Ark. 2013), United States ex rel. Rille v. Hewlett-Packard, 784 F. Supp. 2d 1097 (E.D. Ark. 2011) and Lou v. Belzberg, 728 F. Supp. 1010 (1990).