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Robert M. Moss







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.

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 with whom they have proudly raised 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 civil and criminal cases in his career tried to verdict.

Areas of Practice

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

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Legal Malpractice, State Bar of California, 2011

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

Representative Cases

Honors and Awards

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Constitutional Rights Foundation recognition for participation in "Lawyer in the Classroom" Program
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation Award for coaching Sepulveda Jr. High School in Mock Trial Competition
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court Award for Volunteer Services in Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • State Bar of California Board of Governors Award
  • Certificate, Los Angeles County Bar Association, JASOP & Dispute Resolution Services
  • Certificate of Recognition, JASOP for Outstanding Volunteer Service
  • Board of Governors Award for Providing Legal Services to Low-income Californians
  • Wiley Manuel Award from the State Bar for performing at least 50 hours of pro bono services, recipient for past many years.
  • Certificate of Tribute, Harriett Buhai Family Law Center, 2005 - 2016
  • Francis Wender Kendel, Volunteer of the Year Award, Harriett Buhai Family Law Center, 2007, and Hall of Fame Award in 2012, and for 10 years of service in 2013
  • 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
  • Volunteer, Lawyers in the Library at the Los Angeles County Law Library, for past many years
  • Volunteer, Daily Settlement Officer/Mediator Program, Van Nuys Superior Family Law Court
  • 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)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • California Applicants Attorneys Association, Member
  • UCLA Alumni Association, Bruin Varsity Club, and Wooden Athletic Fund, Member

Past Employment Positions

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

Pro Bono Activities

  • Constitutional Rights Foundation Program (Mock Trial), Present
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court Family Law Settlement Officer/Mediator, Present
  • 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 Center for Family Law, Present
  • Volunteer, NALEO Educational Fund, Citizenship Workshop, 2011
  • Lawyers in the Library program at Los Angeles County Law Library, Present

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401 Wilshire Blvd.
12th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Fax: (310) 260-7654

  • Avvo Clients’ Choice 2016 Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2016 Robert M. Moss

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