Charles “Sandy” Roseman, Esq. is an experienced mediator and arbitrator, having conducted hundreds of mediations, arbitrations, and similar dispute resolution hearings since 1985, involving both litigated and non-litigated cases. He has been a member of the San Diego Superior Court Civil Mediation Panel since 2009 and has served as a Special Settlement Conference Judge in numerous cases.
Over the past 49 years, Mr. Roseman has litigated thousands of cases and mediated hundreds of cases involving various areas of law such as personal injury, product liability, real estate, construction defect, banking, bitcoin, professional negligence, school liability, government liability, hospital liability, wrongful termination, civil rights, discrimination, gender bias, business litigation, subrogation collection litigation, ADA violations, Unruh Act violations, and elder abuse. Over 95% of these matters resulted in early settlement due to Mr. Roseman’s ability to bring disparate, sometimes hostile, sides together to create amicable resolutions.
As an experienced mediator, Mr. Roseman employs patience and productive communication to examine the limits of polarized positions and facilitate dialogue and agreement. He works hard to create an atmosphere of respect, integrity, and trust, providing a safe and secure forum for adversaries to brainstorm, air concerns, and discover creative paths to resolution leading toward a mutually agreeable conclusion without the risk and expense of the litigation process. He advises parties to focus on their interests, while minimizing the personality factors that contribute to the dispute.
In order to create an environment conducive to thoughtful and constructive discourse, Mr. Roseman relies heavily on his listening skills built upon translating, utilizing neutral language, acknowledging, paraphrasing, reflecting concisely and accurately, asking open-ended questions, and summarizing. He gives the participants an opportunity to state their perspectives and participate in a structured dialogue, so that they may better understand each other’s perspectives, discern the interests that lie beneath the issues over which the parties are divided, and ultimately get to the heart of the matter.
Mr. Roseman is committed to continually strengthening his mediation and arbitration skills. Since 1993, he has participated in hundreds of hours of dispute resolution training and continuing education, including programs conducted by the nationally recognized Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law (Advanced Mediation and Dispute Resolution Skills). He has also received training from the San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego Superior Court Civil Mediation Program, National Conflict Resolution Center, and others.
Mr. Roseman has conducted approximately 50 non-binding arbitrations as a Superior Court-appointed arbitrator. He has also conducted approximately 50 binding arbitrations. As a member of the San Diego County Bar Association fee dispute arbitration panel, he has served as the sole or presiding fee dispute arbitrator in over 30 cases.
University of San Diego, School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1971
California State University, Northridge
B.A. in Political Science, 1968
Mr. Roseman is a past or current member of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA), American Bar Association (ABA), American Association for Justice (AAJ), Federal Bar Association (FBA), Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), and Western Trial Lawyers Association.
In addition to his professional memberships, Mr. Roseman is an active member of the community. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the San Diego County Legal Aid Society, Big Brothers of San Diego County, Homeys Youth Foundation, and San Diego Hebrew Day School. He was an Associate National Commissioner for the Anti-Defamation League and has served as the President of B’nai B’rith (Breitbard Lodge) and Tifereth Israel Synagogue.