James Bergener Net Worth – $7 million
What is James Bergener’s net worth? Who was James Bergener married to?
James “Sweet James” Bergener is an American lawyer and reality TV personality.
He is best known for his appearances on the reality TV show Real Housewives of Orange County.
The Origin Story
Bergener was born on July 17th, 1971, in California.
Little is known about his parents, or whether or not he has siblings.
Bergener studied law at Whittier College School of Law from 1999-2002.
He graduated with a Juris Doctorate and went on to become an attorney.
Bergener worked in personal injury law immediately after graduation.
He appeared not only on behalf of insurance companies but also represented injured plaintiffs seeking damages from insurance carriers who refused to compensate them.
According to Bergener’s website, he is a passionate advocate and a ‘powerful negotiator’ who refuses to let insurance companies off the hook – particularly when they act in an underhanded or unfair manner.
This zeal and ardor have reportedly led to Bergener being able to obtain settlements far in excess of the amount originally petitioned.
Bergener founded his law firm – Bergener Firm – in 2004.
The firm is based in Newport Beach, California, and focuses on personal injury law.
During his time at the first, Bergener gained the nickname “Sweet” James due to his solicitous manner and understanding, caring nature.
From 2016-2020, Bergener was selected to become part of the ‘Super Lawyers’ list. Membership on the list is granted only to lawyers who excel in their chosen field, and as such was a huge honor for Bergener.
Bergener is also a member of the Multi-Millionaire Dollars Advocates Forum – an extremely elite group that comprises less than 1% of practicing trial attorneys in the US.
James Bergener began dating his future wife, Noella Bergener, circa 2015. Noella is a social media influencer who gained fame for appearing on the Real Housewives of Orange County. The two dated for five years before marrying in 2020.
According to Noella, the two met on the popular website “Seeking Arrangement.”
The website is typically used by older, affluent men who are seeking younger, physically attractive wives, and has been described as a site for “sugar daddies.”
Noella rejected this characterization of the website as such, claiming that she was looking for love.
The pair married in 2020, allegedly before Bergener’s divorce from his first wife was finalized.
After around a year of marriage, the two entered divorce proceedings, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
According to Noella, Bergener became financially abusive during this period, canceling all her credit cards and leaving her no way to pay the bills in their Orange County mansion.
Bergener, who reportedly fled to Puerto Rico and filed for divorce from there, has avoided contact with his estranged wife, but has retorted to her claims of financial abuse.
Bergener claimed that his wife’s allegations were false, and that he was attempting to shield his son from exploitation on the reality TV show Real Housewives of Orange County.
Bergener also stated that he had been paying ‘substantial sums’ to take care of his son and wife while he remained in Costa Rica.
“Since our separation, I am healthy and happy and focused on being a better person,” James said in a video.
It is unclear if their divorce was finalized.
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Bergener and Noella Bergener have two children: James Jr., 2, and Coco, 7 (Noella’s biological child from a previous marriage).
Bergener currently resides in Puerto Rico.
James Bergener – Net Worth
So, how much is James Bergener worth? Bergener earned most of his wealth from his career as a lawyer. He is a partner at Bergener since 2004. The firm specialty is personal injury law. Therefore, James Bergener has an estimated net worth of $7 million.
Note – In August 2021, Noella said that James owed $5.8 million in taxes. At the end of 2021, it was reported that Noella had a debt close to $300k. She was sued by the Creditors Adjustment Bureau.
On the other hand, Noella Bergener has an estimated net worth of $500,000.
In 2023, Noella demanded $$52,907 per month in child support.
According to court documents, James Bergener has a monthly income of $900,000 — that’s income, not profit. Bergener denied the figure and said that his “income is based only on oral statements.”
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