Law Offices of Robert M. Moss Inc.
Attorney At Law

Robert M Moss

Robert M Moss

Santa Monica, California

Robert Moss earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). During his first year of law school at Loyola University School of Law, he was awarded the West Publishing Company Award for finishing first in his class. He completed his law (Juris Doctor) degree at UCLA Law School, where he became a member of the prestigious Law Review.

Mr. Moss worked with several notable Los Angeles law firms before starting his own private practice in 1981. He has been admitted to practice law in all of the state and federal courts in California, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. He is or has been a member of local, state and national professional associations, including the Los Angeles and California Trial Lawyers Association (now known as Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and California, respectively); the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; the American Bar Association, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Client Relations Committee. He also is a member of the Founders of UCLA Law School.

He has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Downey, West Los Angeles, Glendale Municipal Courts, Santa Monica Superior Court and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and he is presently serving as of temporary judge, as assigned by the Los Angeles Superior Court; an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and Glendale Municipal Court; as an arbitrator and mediator for the JASOP Program of the Los Angeles County Bar Association; a Referee for the Santa Monica Superior Court's Civil Diversion and Voluntary Settlement Conference ("VSC") programs As well as other Bench Courts as VSC Officer; a member of the Board of Directors of Nu Start and the Santa Monica Drug Abuse Council, and has provided free (pro bono) legal services in consumer litigation for the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF).  Most recently, he has served as a volunteer attorney with the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law ("HBCFL"), and he has volunteered his time to assist Hurricane Katrina victims through the Pro Bono Council of Los Angeles and Bet Tzedek.

Mr. Moss has spoken to elementary and high school students as a part of CRF's "Lawyer in the Classroom" program and was the attorney-coach for Sepulveda Junior High School's team which reached the finals in a countywide mock trial competition, and was an attorney coach for St. Michael's and All-Angels 7th-8th grade mock trial team that won the CRF mock trial championship trophy.

A long-time resident of California, Mr. Moss lives with his wife and four children in the Los Angeles area.

Mr. Moss has been approved to act as Cumis Counsel and placed on the independent counsel panel by several major insurance carriers, including American International Group, Inc. (AIG).

Mr. Moss has had just under 30 jury trials in his career tried to verdict.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury and Tort Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Simple Estate Planning including Wills and Trusts
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contracts
  • Business Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Real Property, including disputes over boundaries, easements, and with adjoining property owners/neighbors and Homeowner Associations

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2005


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1971
    • Law Review: UCLA Law Review, Member, 1969 - 1971
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • Honors: West Publishing Co. Award for Scholastic Achievement, 1968-1969
  • University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    • B.A. - 1968
    • Honors: President Fraternity (AEPi), Freshman Crew, Varsity Yell Leader
    • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Constitutional Rights Foundation recognition for participation in "Lawyer in the Classroom" Program, 1980 - 1981
  • Municipal Court of Downey Judicial District recognition for services as Judge Pro Tempore, 1983
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation Award for coaching Sepulveda Jr. High School in Mock Trial Competition, 1989
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court Award for Volunteer Services in Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, 1991
  • State Bar of California Board of Governors Award, 1991
  • Certificate, Los Angeles County Bar Association, JASOP & Dispute Resolution Services, 2000
  • Certificate of Recognition, JASOP for Outstanding Volunteer Service
  • Board of Governors Award for Providing Legal Services to Low-income Californians
  • Certificate of Tribute, Harriett Buhai Family Law Center, 2005 - 2011
  • Francis Wender Kendel, Volunteer of the Year Award, Harriett Buhai Family Law Center, 2007
  • Certificate of Congratulations from City of Los Angeles, State of California, by Hon. Wendy Greuel, Council Member, 2d District for Recipient of Francis Wender Kandel Volunteer of the Year HBCL, 2007
  • Certificate, Trial Advocacy Project ("TAP"), Sponsored by Los Angeles County Bar Association, upon completion of advanced course in Trial Advocacy, 2010
  • Certified Specialist - Legal Malpractice Law, Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California
  • Martindale Hubbel Award, AV-Preeminant (Highest Peer-to-Peer Rating awarded by esteemed, venerable publication), 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Association for Trial Lawyers of America, Past Member
  • California Consumer Attorneys Association (formerly The Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association), Past Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Association (formerly The California Trial Lawyers Association), Member
  • Boosters Club, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High School, Baseball Representative
  • UCLA Alumni Association
  • The Founders, UCLA School of Law
  • St. Michael's School, Mock Trial Attorney-Coach
  • Sherman Oaks Little League, Coach and Board of Directors
  • Westwood Recreation Center Youth Basketball, Coach
  • American Youth Soccer Organization

Past Employment Positions

  • Lebell, Silverman & Moss, Partner, 1978 - 1981
  • Law Offices of Louis Edelberg, Associate, 1973 - 1978
  • Law Offices of Paul Caruso, Associate, 1972 - 1973
  • Law Offices of Averil Pasarow, Associate, 1972
  • Loeb & Loeb, Associate and Law Clerk, 1971 - 1972

Pro Bono Activities

  • Temporary Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Arbitrator, Los Angeles County Superior Court & Municipal Courts and American Arbitration Assoc.
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court Arbitration Panels
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Mediation JASOP Program
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation Program
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court Voluntary Settlement Conference Officer
  • Volunteer TAP Prosecutor, Long Beach City Prosecutor's Office, 2011
  • Volunteer, by Appointment by Office of Chief Trial Counsel, The State Bar of California, as Special Deputy Trial Counsel
  • Harriett Buhai Family Law Center
  • Pro Bono Council / Bet Tzedek
  • Volunteer, NALEO Educational Fund, Citizenship Workshop, 2011
  • Family Law Mediator, Burbank Superior Court

1717 Fourth Street, 3rd Floor
Santa Monica, California 90401
Phone: (310) 260-7650
Fax: (310) 260-7654

Certified Specialist - Legal Malpractice Law
Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California