Ms. Julie Bonnel-Rogers is an experienced senior litigator who works hard, litigates smart and thinks creatively with a proven track record for providing clients with effective, personal, and tailored legal representation.

With over two decades of civil litigation and trial experience, the scope of her career has included representation of businesses, investors and property owners in a variety of matters including EB-5 Fraud litigation, Cyber Theft litigation, Intellectual Property/Trade Secret/Unfair Competition litigation Business/Commercial disputes, Contract disputes, Partnership and Shareholder disputes,  Commercial Real Estate matters and Construction/Contractors State License Board matters.  Ms. Bonnel-Rogers is involved in all aspects of the litigation process, from advising clients on pre-litigation options, filing and responding to lawsuits, handling discovery, arguing law and motion matters, negotiating settlements, trial advocacy, appellate work, and post-judgment collections.

Ms. Bonnel-Rogers is recognized as a leader in representing victims of investor-immigrant fraud (EB-5 fraud).  To date, Ms. Bonnel-Rogers has successfully represented groups of immigrant investors in litigation and has recovered more than $20+ million on behalf of defrauded immigrant investors.

Ms. Bonnel-Rogers also has been recognized for her leadership in representing businesses in cyber-security breach matters.  She has been a featured speaker and panel participant in numerous security conferences attended by industry leaders and business owners alike.  She has been featured and celebrated in the media for her advocacy on behalf of businesses who have been victimized by cyber-theft and wire transfer fraud.

Ms. Bonnel-Rogers received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she graduated with oral advocacy honors and the USF “Advocate of the Year” title.  

Prior to entering law school, Ms. Bonnel-Rogers taught English on the Island of Saipan in the Northern Marianas Islands as a volunteer through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and travelled the world extensively.

When not working, Ms. Bonnel-Rogers is an avid hiker who recently completed Mount Whitney and the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim.  She also enjoys film festivals and modern art.

Publications/Media Treatment

  • Green Cards: After $50 Million Deal, Investors Unsatisfied, San Jose Mercury News
  • Raising an EB-5 Fund, San Jose Business Lawyers Blog (2021)
  • Dealing with Breach of Contract Litigation,  San Jose Business Lawyers Blog (2019)
  • Hacked Small-Businesses Often Have No Place to Turn, NPR Marketplace
  • Wire Fraud Settlement: The Legal Implications, Bank Info Security
  • Inside Village View Fraud Case, Bank Info Security
  • California Business Scores Settlement in Thorny Cybercrime Case, PC World
  • Bank Settles Wire Transfer Fraud Litigation, PR Newswire
  • Fraud Report: Cyber Theft- Preempting a Cyber Attack, The Legal Description
  • Fraud Report:  Cyber Theft- What to Do if You’ve Been Hit with a Cyber Attack, The Legal Description

Speaking Engagements

  • Seattle, Washington -SecureWorld Expo: Who’s Liable When Cyber Security Fails?
  • Newport Beach, California – California Escrow Institute: Cybertheft and Small Business: Village View Escrow v. Professional Business Bank, A Case Study
  • Denver, Colorado- SecureWorld Expo: Security Breach Litigation
  • Costa Mesa, California – California Escrow Association, 57th Annual Education Conference : Cybertheft and Small Business: Village View Escrow v. Professional Business Ban
  • Los Angeles, California- Los Angeles Escrow Association, The Escrow Industry’s Susceptibility to Security Breach
  • San Francisco Bay Area – SecureWorld Expo: Who’s Liable When Cyber Security Fails?
  • San Francisco Bay Area – Santa Clara Valley Escrow Association, Privacy Compliance and Protecting Sensitive Client Data
  • Dallas, Texas -SecureWorld Expo: Who’s Liable When Cyber Security Fails?
  • Seattle, Washington – SecureWorld Expo: Expert Panelist -Industry Panel-network Security-Beyond Passwords and Firewalls
  • Online Webinar:  SecureWorld Web Conferences- Industry Panelist,  The Target Breach –One Year Later: What Have We Learned?

Client Testimonials

Julie Bonnel-Rogers was so great to work with: extremely responsive, professional, and quick to complete the job! I appreciate the most is her spirit of helping others, she has a warm heart, not just for business. She is the attorney whom you can trust. Highly recommend!!!”- Wu  L.

If Yelp has 50 stars, I will give Julie 50. When my company needed advice, she was willing to meet us in short notice. She is very knowledgeable and giving us info that matters to our situation. Besides, she is very friendly and always willing to help. It is very difficult to find someone with that kind of quality nowadays. Definitely talk to her if you need advice.” – Charles, C.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law - Doctor of Law - JD Law, Oral Advocacy Commendations

    Juris Doctorate with Oral Advocacy Honors
    USF Advocate of the Year-First Place Champion Best Brief- USF Advocate of the Year Competition Competitor on the USF Moot Court Team Participant in the Moot Court Honors Program Trinity College- Visiting Legal Scholar, Dublin, Ireland

  • Santa Clara University - Bachelor of Science - BS Political Science and Philosophy

    Member of Phi Sigma Tau, Santa Clara University's Philosophy Honor Society Intern in the United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

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