For over 41 years, Sanford Jossen, Esq. has been a key figure in alternative dispute resolution. Since 1987, he has mediated or arbitrated thousands of cases across a wide variety of civil litigation matters. Mr. Jossen served as a panelist for the Los Angeles Superior Court’s arbitration panel from 1987 to the conclusion of the program. He also served on the Los Angeles Superior Court’s mediation panel from its inception to the conclusion of the program, when he was on the Executive Board – reflecting his insight into ADR proceedings. Beyond this experience, he was a seminal member of the California Court of Appeal’s mediation program and a seminal member of the United States District Court, Central District’s mediation panel, where he remains active. He has completed over 400 hours of training and continuing education in the fields of mediation, arbitration, and dispute resolution, and was an Adjunct Professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.
With a wealth of experience in handling delicate cases and challenging clients, Mr. Jossen has demonstrated his ability to navigate highly sensitive matters with a unique blend of professionalism and empathy. He has a successful track record of mediating highly sensitive personal injury and civil cases, including sexual molestation cases, making him a go-to mediator in the industry. Mr. Jossen conducts his cases with compassion and a commitment to fair and equitable outcomes for all litigants. He understands the complex emotions involved in legal disputes and values the opportunity for all parties to have their voices heard. His patience, responsiveness, and accommodation ensure that all parties have a safe and respectful environment to express the manner in which their disputes have affected them.
As a litigator, Mr. Jossen is a seasoned attorney with over four decades of experience. He has been in the trenches and personally handled every component of litigation for each case he handled, from research, writing, litigation, trial, and appeal. In addition, he regularly represented his clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings, both pre- and post-initiation of litigation involving cases of all kinds. This includes contractual arbitration including underinsured and uninsured motorist matters.
Mr. Jossen has been honored with an impressive array of awards and accolades, including twice receiving the President’s Award from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (2005 and 2007). He has achieved the highest peer rating standard of “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, which is reserved for attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers. In 2004, Mr. Jossen was first selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, and he has been selected again consecutively every year since 2008.
“I had a wonderful experience with Mr. Jossen. He was sympathetic to my client, knowledgeable in the area of personal injury, and it felt like I was dealing with a real straight shooter. Ultimately we arrived at a settlement that was fair and reasonable. I would certainly enlist Mr. Jossen’s help in the future to resolve cases.”