Abimael “AJ” Bastida

Abimael “AJ” Bastida

Associate

AJ represents both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases.  His clients include individuals, small businesses, and large corporate entities.  AJ takes great care with each client.

He prepares every case to be trial-ready, but also negotiates successful resolutions before trial, when appropriate.  His experience representing in support of workers’ rights has given him valuable courtroom experience throughout Silicon Valley

Before joining McManis Faulkner, AJ served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Paul S. Grewal of the U.S. District for the Northern District of California, and for the Honorable Socrates Manoukian in Santa Clara County Superior Court.  He also served as a workers’ rights clerk at the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center.  AJ boxed on the amateur level during college. He is now a competitive runner.

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  • Credentials

    Admissions

    • State Bar of California
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

    Education

    • J.D., High Tech Law Certificate, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2014
    • B.S., Santa Clara University, 2011

    Languages

    Spanish
  • Experience

    Representative Matters

    • Secured a $100,000 judgment against a company for violation of workers’ rights.
    • Successfully negotiated award of full medical, future treatment, and loss of wages for an injured employee.
  • Awards & Honors
    • Microsoft/HNBA IP Law Institute National Scholar
    • Finalist, Oral Arguments, Santa Clara University Law School Honors Moot Court Competition
    • Second, Best Appellate Brief, Santa Clara University Law School Honors Moot Court Competition
  • Articles & Blogs
  • Professional & Community Contributions
    AJ is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers Association. In addition, he volunteers as a cook at the INNVision Shelter and serves as a mentor to students at Cristo Rey High School and Washington Elementary School.