George M. Rosenberg, Esq.

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George M. Rosenberg, Esq., has over 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil matters. He brings a wealth of experience to his dispute resolution services, having tried personal injury and wrongful death cases resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts and arbitration awards involving dangerous conditions of public property, automobile accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, construction accidents, and products liability. Mr. Rosenberg has also handled, tried and arbitrated cases involving civil rights, employment termination and discrimination, business disputes, and real estate matters. His work has resulted in four published appellate opinions setting legal precedents in asbestos litigation, abuse of discretion by a trial judge, preservation of a minor’s claim against a teacher for sexual abuse, and in obtaining a reversal of a wrongful conviction.

Mr. Rosenberg began his mediation practice in 2003 after attending the world renowned Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. He previously served as a California Superior Court mediator and arbitrator for over ten years before the program was dismantled. Mr. Rosenberg is dedicated to the mediation process because it empowers the parties and affords them the opportunity to become more involved in the decision-making process and the ultimate settlement of their case. Having litigated cases for over 40 years, Mr. Rosenberg fully understands the emotional and financial toll litigation has on the parties and is able to convey from first-hand knowledge the risks and benefits they may face in trial.

Early in his career, Mr. Rosenberg was a partner with the prominent plaintiffs’ trial firm of Greene O’Reilly Broillet Paul Simon McMillan Wheeler & Rosenberg (now Greene Broillet & Wheeler). He later served as a consultant to then California State Controller, Gray Davis, before partnering with Stanley Jacobs to form the plaintiffs’ personal injury firm of Jacobs Jacobs & Rosenberg. In 1996, Mr. Rosenberg formed his own firm, where he tried and litigated numerous civil cases and later became Of Counsel to the highly respected defense firm, Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara. In 2003, Mr. Rosenberg formed Rosenberg Mediations, where he continued to resolve civil disputes before joining ADR Services, Inc. in 2019.

Mr. Rosenberg has garnered the respect of his fellow attorneys, earning an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, indicating that his peers rank him at the highest standards of professional excellence. He has also been selected as a Super Lawyer from 2014 through 2019, an honor conferred upon only the top 5% of lawyers in California.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death: Automobile, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents; dangerous condition of public property; premises liability; construction accidents; medical and legal malpractice
  • Employment: wrongful termination; discrimination; harassment
  • Civil Rights: Police misconduct; excessive use of force
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Neighbor Disputes: boundary line; easements; view obstruction; CC&R issues
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Construction Defects
  • Business Litigation

MEDIATION TRAINING

  • 2011  Los Angeles County Bar Association Center for Civic Mediation (30 hours)
  • 2003  Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law (60 hours)

EDUCATION

  • 1974   J.D., Loyola Law School, Dean’s List
  • 2003   B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, High Honors

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • California State Courts
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States Supreme Court

Representative Cases

Automobile Accidents

  • A worker in a parking lot run was over by truck, resulting in injuries requiring removal of his spleen and parts of his colon. There were allegations of significant comparative fault of the plaintiff and employer negligence. Plaintiff’s medical bills exceeded $1 million dollars with a life care plan of $10 million.
  • Wrongful death of a 79-year-old man struck by an MTA bus as he was walking in a crosswalk. The bus driver claimed that he was blinded by the sun and that he did not see anyone in the crosswalk. Suit brought by decedent’s 89-year-old surviving spouse.
  • Auto accident wherein plaintiff claimed defendant backed into her while she was parked, causing injury to her neck which required cervical anterior fusion.
  • Auto accident wherein plaintiff sustained severe orbital fractures requiring multiple surgeries.
  • Auto accident involving a big rig which resulted in post concussion syndrome with mood swings and major depression.
  • Pedestrian accident wherein a woman was injured by a bus as she stepped off the curb. Each party claimed that they had the right of way.
  • Numerous auto v. auto collisions resulting in a wide range of injuries or death.

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Bicycle Accidents

  • Cyclist sustained injuries when a driver in a parked vehicle opened the car door in path of the cyclist, resulting in significant orthopedic injuries.
  • Cyclist was injured by an automobile, resulting in brachial plexus injury.
  • Cyclist was injured when he was clipped by the passenger side mirror of a car, causing him to fall and suffer significant injuries. He eventually required surgery to his fractured sacrum, resulting in sexual dysfunction and requiring catheter for urination.

Business Litigation

  • Suit for contribution from partnership of owners of condominium project that went into default. One partner paid off the bank obligation of over $3 million and sought contribution from his partners ultimately recovering close to $2 million.

Civil Rights – Police Misconduct

  • Civil rights case involving allegations of excessive use of force by the police, resulting in the shooting of plaintiff, who required multiple surgeries.
  • Wrongful death action brought by the parents of 27-year-old male held face down by the police, resulting in death.

Construction Defects

  • Cases involving defective construction to single family residences. Liability issues contested as well as cost of repairs.

Dangerous Condition of Public Property

  • Wrongful death of a 40-year-old man, who was survived by his spouse and two children, involving allegations of dangerous condition of public property and defective product. A street fixture dislodged during high winds and struck decedent on his head as he was walking on the public street.
  • Dangerous condition of public property for roadway design involving a motorcyclist who lost control around a sharp curve in the roadway, resulting in significant orthopedic injuries.
  • Dangerous condition of public roadway alleged by a bicyclist exiting the roadway who struck his front tire on an elevated lip of the gutter adjacent to driveway, resulting in moderate traumatic brain injury and fractured humerus.
  • Dangerous condition of public property resulting in the death of a mother survived by her husband and two minor children. Plaintiffs alleged that left turns out of the driveway that close to the intersection should not have been permitted.

Employment

  • Wrongful termination of President of fast food restaurant. Plaintiff alleged a breach of implied contract to not terminate except for good cause and claimed damages over $3 million.
  • Sexual harassment of female employee by prominent partner of CPA firm. Plaintiff alleged hostile work environment and constructive termination of employment.

General Negligence

  • Wrongful death case brought by the mother of a disabled 5-year-old child due to alleged negligent supervision resulting in drowning and death.
  • Plaintiff claimed assault and battery by a security guard at a bar, resulting in fractured middle finger of dominant hand which required surgery.

Insurance Bad Faith

  • Bad faith action against disability carrier for a surgeon who could no longer perform surgery due to fainting spells. The carrier denied coverage, claiming that the doctor was able to continue working in a non-surgical capacity.
  • Uninsured motorist bad faith claim for failure to pay policy limits.
  • Bad faith action against a disability carrier on behalf of a lawyer claiming depression and inability to continue work as a trial lawyer.

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

  • Cases involving habitability of the premises.
  • Cases involving respiratory injuries due to mold exposure.
  • Numerous cases involving dangerous condition of landowner’s property.

Medical Malpractice

  • Medical malpractice action for alleged negligent hip replacement surgery.
  • Dental malpractice action alleging cosmetic work was below the standard of care requiring extensive restorative work.
  • Medical malpractice resulting in wrongful death of a father who died of cardiac arrest. Physician allegedly failed to heed warning signs of impending heart attack.

Neighbor Disputes

  • Cases involving boundary line disputes; view obstructions from trees, landscaping, and/or structures; violations of CC&Rs; nuisance claims with claims of loss of enjoyment and use of premises.

Premises Liability

  • Numerous slip and fall cases by plaintiffs alleging dangerous conditions in grocery stores including, but not limited to, the following markets: Northgate, Vallarta, Ralphs, Food for Less, and Vons. Issues involved constructive notice on the part of the markets and allegations of plaintiffs’ comparative fault. Plaintiffs’ injuries ranged from soft tissue injuries to fractures.
  • Trip and fall on business premises resulting in fracture to plaintiff’s leg and complex regional pain syndrome.
  • Numerous trip and fall cases by plaintiffs against municipalities for dangerous condition of public property with raised sidewalks. Plaintiffs’ injuries ranged from soft tissue injuries to fractures.
  • HVAC worker alleged dangerous condition of private property after falling 20 feet, causing traumatic brain injury and multiple orthopedic injuries requiring several surgeries.

Products Liability

  • Product liability case wherein a worker was cleaning a cement mixer when a co-worker turned on the mixer, resulting in double amputation of legs. Significant comparative fault was alleged as well as employer negligence.
  • Product liability action involving a motorized gate which partially amputated a minor boy’s right thumb and ring finger.
  • Product liability claimed by Plaintiff who sustained traumatic glaucoma when he sprayed a solvent to clean brakes that went into his eyes. Plaintiff alleged that the manufacturer failed to warn consumers of the dangers involved. The manufacturer alleged plaintiff was negligent for failing to wear eye protection.