Meet Our Staff

Goldberg staff

Barry Goldberg

Mr. Goldberg is a recognized authority on Uninsured Motorist / Underinsured Motorist Law in California. In fact, he gets regular calls from other practicing attorneys on this particular topic. After 30 years of consistent practice, Mr. Goldberg has garnered many awards, including a SuperLawyer designation, AVVO 10 rated Superb, AVVO Client’s Choice Award, AVVO Top Contributor, a 10 Best Award, and nomination as a “Trusted Advisor Award” by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Additionally, Mr. Goldberg was elected to serve as on the Board of Trustees of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

Bernard Thalheimer

Bernard Thalheimer has been a practicing attorney, specializing in Personal Injury for the last 31 plus years. He has handled all aspects of a case, from start to finish, including all aspects of litigation, including taking cases to a successful result in trial approximately 30 times. Besides trial litigation, Mr. Thalheimer has arbitrated successfully over 200 cases. Over the course of 31 years, Mr. Thalheimer has settled all types of cases, totaling in excess of 200 million dollars.

His reputation with the Insurance Carriers and the Defense attorneys is well known and highly regarded. He is known as tenacious but fair. Mr. Thalheimer, besides being a member of the California State Bar, is also a member of the United States District Court, both Central District, and Northern District, has acted as an Arbitrator/Mediator, (and had also completed the very prestigious Pepperdine University School of Law Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution), and is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

Mr. Thalheimer graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors in Political Science and earned his law degree from Western State University. In his free time, he enjoys tennis and is presently training for a marathon.

Sarah Orefice

Sarah Orefice is a certified paralegal with almost 20 years legal experience in all areas of law. Sarah and Barry have been working together for almost 15 years. Sarah works closely with Barry on almost every file to achieve maximum results and client satisfaction. Sarah always goes the extra mile to make every client feel comfortable during an otherwise difficult process. Sarah owns her own business, Paralegal Aid Services. She provides independent paralegal services as well as document preparation services for uncontested dissolutions, simple estate planning, and CH 7 bankruptcies.

In her spare time, Sarah raises her two beautiful daughters in Simi Valley. Sarah is active in her community and it is not surprising that more and more of our injury cases generate from South Ventura County. She is fluent in Farsi and occasionally acts as a spokesmodel at high profile events in the Persian community. Sarah enjoys running, hiking, exercising, and fine dining!

Joana De La Torre

Joana De La Torre is the newest addition to our legal family. Joana has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Cal State Long Beach and has worked in the legal field for about 3 years. She is fluent in Spanish and loves to welcome our clients both over the phone and in person. The favorite part of her job is working closely with our clients to help resolve their cases. Joana has made an immediate impact at the firm and she is well-liked by everyone she comes in contact with.

In her free time, Joana is a real music lover. She enjoys going to concerts, listening to the newest tracks and playing tennis.

Jose De La Torre

Jose De La Torre is Team BPG’s senior administrative assistant focusing on obtaining client medical records. Jose is a “Brainiac” future doctor with a recent Master’s graduate degree in history from CSUN, and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in history. When he is not working with the BPG team, he listens to a variety of music, watches comedies, or reads graphic novels. A native of Los Angeles, and fluent in Spanish, he always makes our Spanish speaking clients feel right at home.

Service Areas: San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas