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. 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 2023, an honor conferred upon only the top 5% of lawyers in California.


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 1974   J.D., Loyola Law School, Dean’s List
  • 1971   B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, High Honors


  • 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 - ADA

  • Plaintiff had a disability being deaf. She went to defendant's hospital to have a baby and did not receive any sign language assistance. Plaintiff sued under the ADA for damages.

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.


  • Plaintiff claimed defendants violated wage/hour statutes for breaks, overtime etc.
  • 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

  • Successfully designed and conducted multi-part mediation of uninsured motorist case, first to obtain the limits of an insurance carrier's policy, and then separately to apportion the funds between claimants with competing claims.
  • 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 & Habitability Disputes

  • Plaintiffs claimed habitability issue with infestation and mold at premises.
  • 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.

Personal Injury

  • Successfully settled car accident case involving claims that Plaintiff's injuries led to further injuries days after the accident. Plaintiff claimed she sustained a concussion and neck and back injuries in a rear-end collision, but also claimed that two days after the collision she fainted and broke her foot. Plaintiff claimed the foot fracture was related to the auto accident and sought compensation from the driver.
  • Dispute arose from two-vehicle accident spawning a dispute over both liability and damages. Each party claimed that the other ran a red light, though the Defendant hit the broadside of the Plaintiff's vehicle. Plaintiffs each made TBI and posttraumatic stress claims, which the Defendant also challenged. Despite strong disagreements, mediation achieved a pre-suit settlement.
  • Resolved matter involving injuries sustained when a truck was struck by a driver working for a rideshare company. Settlement presented challenges, as the injured party was a young adult with a severe spinal hernation and recommendations for expensive surgery.
  • Resolved personal injury claims from a slip and fall at a grocery store, involving contested allegations that expensive surgery and a spine stimulator were required due to injuries from the fall.
  • Successfully mediated claims arising from out-of-state multi-vehicle truck collision case involving residents from several states, severe alleged injuries, and disputes over necessity of future spinal surgeries.
  • Plaintiff was injured at a market when a chair displayed above a shelf fell and struck her head. Plaintiff claimed mild TBI and cervical injuries.
  • Settled a case in which defendant's car was the second impact in a rear-end accident. The middle car settled with plaintiff prior to this mediation for policy limits of $25,000. Defendant claimed the second impact was minimal and that the middle car which settled for policy limits was the substantial cause of plaintiff's injuries. Plaintiff claimed neck and back injuries and post concussion syndrome.
  • Settled a case in which plaintiff slipped and fell at defendant's market. Defendant admitted liability. Plaintiff had a three-level cervical fusion and claimed hearing loss and a TBI. Defendant disputed the claims of hearing loss and TBI and claimed plaintiff had pre-existing degenerative findings on her cervical MRI and that the surgery was not related to the fall.
  • Plaintiff was looking to buy a car at a Subaru dealer and was getting into the car when the salesperson drove over his foot. Admitted liability. Dispute as to the nature and extend to injuries and whether ankle fusion was necessary.
  • Disputed liability case with soft tissue injuries to each plaintiff.
  • Clear liability auto accident but with minor impact. Defendant claimed minor injuries and all were pre-existing with same complaints to doctor 2 weeks before auto accident.
  • Automobile v. bike accident in which the defendant stopped at a red light and then made a right turn. Plaintiff claimed he was on his bike crossing the street when he was struck, and claimed that he sustained a concussion and back injuries.
  • Personal Injury: Plaintiff tripped and fell on a city sidewalk where homeowner’s tree roots expanded upon the sidewalk. Plaintiff sued both the homeowner and the city. Plaintiff suffered back and neck injuries.
  • Personal Injury: Plaintiff slipped and fell at market and claimed that she had an emergency C-section as a result, as well as orthopedic injuries. Defendant claimed that there was no notice and disputed causation.

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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

  • Plaintiff was utilizing a product commonly known as a "clay thrower" when it suddenly and without warning malfunctioned causing injury to plaintiff. Defendant claimed product misuse by plaintiff and comparative fault. Plaintiff claimed a design defect and failure to warn.
  • 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.


“George has mediated more than 100 cases for me over the last 10 years. I believe that he has successfully settled all but two cases. That is an amazing feat and a true tribute to his patience, dedication and skill in resolving some very difficult cases. He does a great job and deserve kudos for his success in bringing final resolution to parties.”

“Mr. Rosenberg brings the background and experience to ADR that both sides can appreciate. As a top tier trial lawyer, he can tell plaintiff’s counsel the downside and defense counsel where plaintiff will strike. He brings authenticity clients cannot ignore. I have been party to multiple ADR sessions with him over the past several years and his success rate is well over 75%. Often cases that don’t settle initially do so within 30 to 90 days after his recommendations have had a chance to bear fruit. He is engaging and personable as well—a combination that’s hard to beat.”

“I’ve known George Rosenberg for a long time; first as an attorney, and more recently as a mediator. He had a very successful career as a litigator and successfully tried many cases. As a mediator, he brings his vast knowledge, experience, and expertise to the table. He’s able to quickly understand the issues at play and doesn’t waste any time getting to work on pushing both sides. It’s no secret that I’m a fan and propose him on every case. I have even used him as a mediator on a pre-litigation matter. He will go over and beyond each and every time and you won’t be disappointed if you use him.”

“Despite the fact that we were scheduled for a very short mediation under the court’s program, George stuck with us until 12:15 this morning (almost 14 hours) and was able to settle the case. It was very hard going (we assume) with the defendant and his lawyer but George stuck with it. He also proposed some excellent ways around opposition (by opposing counsel) to wording in the ADR Services stipulation. Also very impressive was the fact that George read our brief and really understood the case. We felt comfortable listening to his analysis and considering his recommendations. He had the right grasp on the likelihood of our success on the merits and did not pressure my clients to lower their ultimate expectations. He also kept his sense of humor throughout. I will be recommending George to my many California colleagues.”

“George is a pro and I won’t hesitate to recommend him on all my cases.”

“George understands the economics of the attorney taking the case to trial. But he also understands the economics of how you can win the battle and lose the war, and he brings that perspective very well to both sides.”

“I have had 2 mediations with George Rosenberg and he is excellent as he brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience from his career as a very effective trial lawyer. I highly recommend Mr. Rosenberg!”

“Very effective mediator to get the job done. Will recommend to others.”

Mediating with Mr. George Rosenberg is always a pleasure. He is smart, professional and experienced.”

“I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for all of your spectacular work in helping us resolve my client’s case. Her case was very difficult on many levels and I appreciate your hard work”

“George is a top-notch mediator. His perspective as a former trial attorney distinguishes him from private neutrals who are retired judges. George was trying cases, he was evaluating his clients, he was evaluating what he thought a jury would do, and all of that’s very helpful to the parties in mediation. It’s not that judges don’t do the same thing, but his perspective is a little bit different having been seated at the counsel table as opposed to on the bench.”

“George is a people person. He’s not a yeller. He’s not aggressive. He’s invaluable to the defense attorney because he knows what the process is that the plaintiffs’ attorney is going through to get the case settled. George knows the economics of the plaintiffs’ side, and he’s able to evaluate the presentation of witnesses.”

“George has a very good feel for the bottom line in cases. He understands the economics of the attorney taking the case to trial. But he also understands the economics of how you can win the battle and lose the war, and he brings that perspective very well to both sides.”

“George was extremely well prepared at the start of a complex mediation involving allegations of trade secret theft by a former corporate executive. I thought he did a very good job of reviewing and understanding the issues. And not all mediators spend the time to understand the case. The mediation went on past midnight and George worked very hard to keep everybody involved. I also think he did a very good job managing a bombastic defense counsel. George was very effective, clearly based on the outcome, of getting the tone down in the other room.”


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