Kristal Bradford

Attorney Kristal Bradford was born and raised in Cerritos, CA.  She attended Mayfair High School in Lakewood, CA. After graduating high school with high honors, Attorney Bradford attended UCLA and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. While at UCLA, Attorney Bradford was on the Dean’s Honor Roll and received a full academic scholarship, along with the Ralph J. Bunch Scholarship.  She was also a member of the Academic Advancement Placement, African Women’s Collective, Afrikan Student Union, Alumni Scholars Club, Black Student Ministries, Program for Excellence in Education & Research in Sciences, Program Leading to Undergraduate Success, and UCLA Alumni Ambassador.  Additionally, Attorney Bradford gave the Commencement Speech during her graduation at UCLA and received the Chancellor Award.

Attorney Bradford furthered her education and attended law school at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, CA where she received another full academic scholarship. While in law school, Attorney Bradford was a member of the Honors Moot Court Team and won the Best Brief Witkin Award and Outstanding Oralist Award in the Roger Traynor Moot Court Competition.  Attorney Bradford was also a member of the Dean’s Honor Circle, Black Law Student Association and Student Body Association.  Attorney Bradford graduated from law school with honors and received the Public Service Award.

Attorney Bradford is licensed to practice law in the State of California, United States District Court, Central District of California and United States District Court, Southern District of California.

Areas Of Practice

  • 35% Debt Settlement
  • 15% Civil Litigation
  • 15% Employment Law
  • 10% Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2015
  • Nevada, 2016


  • Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: Scholastic Merit
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Sociology


  • Howard Law, P.C.
  • Law Offices of Jerome Bradford
  • Carpenter, Zuckerman and Rowley, LLP
  • Levias and Associates Attorney Referral Services


  • Bar Exam Tutor, Elon University School of Law, 2013 - Present

Honors And Awards

  • Western State University College of Law Scholarship Recipient, 2009-2012
  • Dean’s Honor Circle, 2009-2012
  • Scholastic Merit Graduate, 2012
  • Public Service Award, 2012
  • Best Brief Witkin Award and Outstanding Oralist winner in Roger Traynor Moot Court Competition, 2011
  • Commencement Speaker, 2009
  • Dean’s Honor Roll, 2005-2009
  • Chancellor Award, 2009
  • Ralph J. Bunch Scholar Recipient, 2005-2009

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney’s Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Member, 2012 - Present
  • John M. Langston Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Member, 2012 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Jerome Bradford, Of Counsel, April 2014-Present
  • Howard Law, Professional Corporation, Of Counsel, October 2013-Present
  • Attorneys On Demand, Special Appearance Attorney, May 2013-Present
  • Peak Legal Advocates, Of Counsel, January 2015-April 2015
  • Elon University School of Law, Bar Exam Mentor, May 2013-July 2013
  • Adina T. Stern, A Professional Law Corporation, Associate Attorney, October 2012- May 2013
  • Western State University College of Law, Dean’s Fellow, September 2010-May 2012
  • Advocacy Law Center, Certified Legal Assistant, May 2011-December 2011
  • Western State University College of Law, Research Assistant for Lori A. Roberts, Associate Professor of Law, May 2011- August 2011
  • Los Angeles District Attorney’s Hard Core Gang Unit, Legal Assistant, May 2010-August 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteered at Orange County Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic, 2015 - Present