Hon. Gerald Rosenberg (Ret.) joined ADR Services, Inc. in 2019 after an impressive 44-year career as a civil litigator, Court Commissioner, and Judge of the Superior Court. He is available for mediations, arbitrations, reference assignments, mock trials, and private trials.
After graduating from Southwestern Law School, Judge Rosenberg established a successful civil litigation practice in Sherman Oaks, specializing in real estate, business, family law, personal injury, and construction cases. He maintained his litigation practice until he was appointed by the judges as a Court Commissioner in 1995. He served in this role for both the Beverly Hills and Santa Monica Courthouses until he was elevated to a judgeship in 2000.
Judge Rosenberg is well regarded as a learned and considerate jurist with an impeccable judicial temperament and a thorough knowledge and application of the law. After initial assignments in Criminal Preliminary Hearings and Trials, Civil Trials, Family Law, and Probate, Judge Rosenberg spent the majority of his career presiding over Unlimited Jurisdiction Civil Cases in the Santa Monica courthouse, earning a reputation for his patience, extensive preparation, and evenhanded rulings. In addition, he served as Assistant Supervising Judge and later Supervising Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court West District.
In recognition of his judicial achievements, Judge Rosenberg was named the 2017 Trial Judge of the Year by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the 2011 Outstanding Judicial Officer by Southwestern Law School.
JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT, LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT, SANTA MONICA (2000-2019)
COURT COMMISSIONER, LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT, SANTA MONICA (2000)
COURT COMMISSIONER, BEVERLY HILLS MUNICIPAL COURT, BEVERLY HILLS (1995-2000)
2017 TRIAL JUDGE OF THE YEAR, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
2011 OUTSTANDING JUDICIAL OFFICER, Southwestern Law School
SOLE PRACTITIONER, LAW OFFICE OF GERALD ROSENBERG (1985-1995)
JUDGE PRO TEM FOR THE MUNICIPAL COURT (1980-1995)
PRINCIPAL, MALMUTH & ROSENBERG, A LAW CORPORATION (1975-1985)
OFFICIAL STATISTICIAN, LOS ANGELES RAIDERS, EL SEGUNDO (1982-1994)
YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAM, LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (1968-1973)
1975 SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL, J.D., Dean’s List
1972 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE, B.A., Political Science
2019 “MEDIATING THE LITIGATED CASE”, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (6-day training)
“Judge Rosenberg has always been one of the more thorough, thoughtful, and innovative mediators I have worked with. His pre-mediation workup is second-to-none, and he is willing to go an extra mile beyond the session to assure that all parties are heard during the process.”
“Judge Rosenberg was amazing to work with. I have mediated thousands of cases and he was amazing.”
“Judge Rosenberg was a pleasure-well prepared; balanced demeanor; very knowledgeable; very effective communicator and neutral.”
“Judge Rosenberg is one of the best neutrals I have ever used. He settled 3/3 complicated cases in one day. He spends time doing the work to be prepared, he asks important questions when necessary, and he allows both the Plaintiff and the Defendant to feel heard. He provides insight that is essential in getting some of these complicated cases to resolve and he handles all follow-ups and makes himself available, which is so appreciated.”
“Judge Rosenberg and his team are excellent, and I have heard from my client, adjuster, and opposing counsel how happy they are with the services provided! Thanks to the whole team for a great mediation day!”
“Judge Rosenberg is a great mediator and we feel lucky that he agreed to mediate Postmates’ mediation day! We had a great experience. Judge Rosenberg and his team are the best, and I have heard from my client, adjuster, and opposing counsel how happy they are with the services provided! Thanks to the whole team for a great mediation day!”
“Judge Rosenberg was incredibly effective. The client was thrilled! I am so impressed with Judge Rosenberg and Chelsea. They are an incredible team and my client/carrier are thrilled!”
“Judge Rosenberg was excellent; he came recommended to me, and I will highly recommend him to others.”
“Judge Rosenberg was terrific.”
“Super impressive with Judge Rosenberg! Would definitely use him again and recommend him to others.”
“Judge Rosenberg’s calm, personable, and seasoned demeanor was just what we needed.”
“If only there was an option for more than 5 stars! Judge Rosenberg was excellent! He was very knowledgeable, well prepared and professional. He was able to use a number of different strategies to keep the parties talking and to lessen the divide between two very divergent valuations of the case. He did a phenomenal job resolving a difficult and contentious matter when both sides had come to believe that mediation would be futile. I would highly recommend Judge Rosenberg for any future mediation or neutral services!”
“It is always an absolute pleasure dealing with your company. Your staff is always, friendly, helpful and professional. Judge Rosenberg is absolutely excellent as are any other of the neutrals I have used through your company. I prefer your company over any other dispute resolution service that is available.”
“The Honorable Gerald Rosenberg has been, and continues to be, nothing short of an absolute pleasure to work with. His professionalism and skills as a mediator are rivaled by few, equaled by none, and command respect without ever demanding it of either party. We look forward to working with him again in the near future and would like to thank ADR Services, Inc. for making our prior encounters with Judge Rosenberg possible.”
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Judge Rosenberg for his help in settling this recent lawsuit. It was a complex and contentious legal dispute. He was able to quickly understand the complex issues involved in thecase, and was able to create a safe and productive environment for me and my client to discuss our differences with the opposing counsel. With Judge Rosenberg’s help, we were able to reach a settlement that was fair, reasonable, and took the parties’ unique circumstances into consideration. I would highly recommend Judge Rosenberg for mediation.”