Patrick Bergin is an attorney with Fredericks, Peebles & Morgan LLP, a national firm specializing in federal Indian law. Mr. Bergin practices in the area of litigation.
From 2005-2010, Mr. Bergin worked for a Washington, D.C. law firm representing several American Indian tribes before Congress and federal Agencies. In that role, he was successful in assisting the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians resolve longstanding disputes over its water rights.
He has a legal background in defense litigation in both civil and criminal matters.
Prior to his litigation and government affairs practice, Mr. Bergin enjoyed more than eight years of state legislative experience, working as Communications Director for California State Senator Rico Oller (R-1SD); Legislative Consultant for California State Assemblyman Rico Oller (R-4AD), and Legislative Analyst for the California Trucking Association.
He has been regularly active in Republican party politics for more nearly two decades – serving as a Member and Associate Member of the California Republican Party from 1994-2002; he was elected to the Sacramento County Republican Party Central Committee in 2002; and was elected as a County Delegate for the Salt Lake County Republican Party in Utah during the 2004 election cycle. Mr. Bergin has also worked on a variety of political campaigns at all levels across California and managed two high profile GOP legislative races in Northern California.
He is a graduate of University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He was awarded the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Election Law.
He is a Member of the bar in California, New York and the District of Columbia.