Attorney Adrian Terrado

Adrian Terrado is an Of Counsel Attorney at the Law Office of Barry Pasternack. He represents plaintiffs in all areas of civil litigation, on both the federal and state level, regarding catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, professional malpractice, and elder abuse matters. Adrian is committed to protecting the rights and interests of the underdog, namely consumers and individuals who have been injured through the unlawful acts of others. He has been involved in hundreds of cases resulting in seven to eight-figure settlements against formidable opponents from the insurance industry and well-represented municipalities. Adrian has a strong foundation in litigation, mounting repeated successes in litigating cases through settlement or trial, which has earned him the trust of his clients.

Adrian first attended San Diego State University, where he received his B.A. in Public Administration. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he proceeded to the University of San Diego and obtained his paralegal certification. After working many years as a paralegal, he proceeded to Thomas Jefferson School of Law under a full scholarship and graduated cum laude. Equipped with the knowledge and years of experience working under the mentorship of Barry Pasternack, Esq., Adrian has comfortably transitioned into the Trial Attorney role.

Adrian is licensed to practice in California as well as the United States District Court, Southern District of California. He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the San Diego Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Elder Abuse/Neglect

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2014


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Public Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • San Diego Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member


  • English