ROGER W. BACKLAR | Senior Counsel


P: (818) 205-9955 F: (818) 205-9944 E:

ROGER W. BACKLAR is a Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Sherman Oaks, California, office.  With over 12 years of experience as a civil litigator, Mr. Backlar has a wide range of experience representing private, corporate and governmental clients in state and federal courts. He regularly represents companies in matters involving employment law, complex business litigation, products liability, and premises liability. Mr. Backlar also has extensive experience in wrongful death, personal injury and all areas of tort law. Prior to joining Tharpe & Howell, Mr. Backlar represented public entity clients in a broad range of litigation and transactional matters, including in environmental law and land use.

Practice Areas


J.D., Loyola Law School, 2002
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1986

Bar Admissions 

State Bar of California

Court Admissions

All California State Courts

U.S. District Court - Central District of California

U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California

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