Bharti believes that justice delayed is justice denied and that speedy
action is essential. Mr. Bharti is noted for filing 43 lawsuits against
convicted serial rapist Dr. Charles Momah to protect his clients within
a record number of days. Mr. Bharti is a trial lawyer who has tried
many high profile cases. He has also taught trial techniques to lawyers
at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College. Mr. Bharti is representing
several Afro American engineers in their discrimination class-action
lawsuit against the Boeing Company. He also prosecuted a discrimination
class-action lawsuit against the Boeing Company on behalf of several
thousand Asian American professional engineers earlier, which is under
appeal. Mr. Bharti successfully prosecuted and settled for $12 million
a class action lawsuit against McDonald's on behalf of vegetarians and
Hindus. McDonald's also issued a public apology for false advertising
as well as a disclosure of their ingredients list. Mr. Bharti has also
successfully settled class action cases involving Jenny Craig, Diamond
Parking, Drico Recovery Services, and Ticket Track, Inc.
Mr. Bharti was initially
admitted to practice law in 1982. He started his practice of Law in
the State of Washington in 1994.
He lived and studied
with several noted swamis and holy men in India for seven years, including
His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama, Swami R. Vaidyanathan (Nuclear Scientist
turned Swami) and aspires someday
to become a swami himself.
The cases which
give him the greatest satisfaction are those he accepts close to trial,
already rejected by other attorneys, giving people, who are turned down
by the usual sources of legal help, their day in court. He prefers to
represent injured plaintiffs who ordinarily would have gone unrepresented.
He began his private
practice representing battered women, conducting self-defense murder
trials, and pursuing sexual harassment cases. On behalf of injured seamen,
he prosecuted Jones-Act litigation. He was the defense attorney in the
landmark case State v. Hendrickson, which developed the case law on
Battered Woman Syndrome in support of self-defense. (His criminal defense
work is now limited.) He is the former President of the Northwest Battered Women
Legal Defense Coalition.
Mr. Bharti was nominated
for the Jefferson Award in recognition for his tenacious and dedicated
volunteer work as a child advocate.
He now focuses on
employment discrimination, civil rights, first amendment rights, medical
negligence, and class action litigation.
He filed the historic
McDonald's class action lawsuit on behalf of 16 million vegetarian and
Hindu consumers, resulting in a $12 million settlement, with a public
apology from McDonald's for false advertising. Mr. Bharti has successfully solved several consumer cases against other mega corporations.
Other class actions
he has resolved or which are pending include, among others, lawsuits
against collection agencies. A class action lawsuit against Diamond
Parking and Drico Recovery Services was settled, requiring refund of
100% of collection and search fees of $2.1 million benefitting nearly 54,000 Washington consumers.
He is also prosecuting several other consumer class action cases, including
litigation against Bayer Corporation for personal injuries related to
the now-recalled Baycol drug. Recently Mr. Bharti has filed more than
40 cases against obstetrician Dr. Charles Momah involving rape, sexual
misconduct, and medical negligence.
A federal judge
has certified his class action discrimination lawsuit against the Boeing
Corporation, on behalf of several thousand Asian-American professional engineers and Afro American engineers.
Also, on behalf of 140,000 Washington consumers, a federal judge has ruled that the collection practices of Ticket Track, Inc. are illegal.