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 2022, an honor conferred upon only the top 5% of lawyers in California.
“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 know 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.”