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.

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. He is available for mediations, arbitrations, reference assignments, mock trials, and private trials.



AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Arbitration
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Contract/General Business
  • Mock Trial
  • Discovery Reference
  • Partnership Dissolution
  • Entertainment
  • Personal Injury
  • Fee Disputes
  • Products Liability
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Real Estate
  • Legal Malpractice




JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT, LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT, SANTA MONICA (2000-2019)

  • Independently Calendared Civil Cases (2010-2019)
  • Supervising Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court West District (2007-2010)
  • Assistant Supervising Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court West District (2004-2006)
  • Assignments: Criminal Preliminary Hearings and Trials, Civil Trials, Family Law, and Probate (2000-2009)


 
COURT COMMISSIONER, LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT, SANTA MONICA (2000)

  • Assignments: Criminal Preliminary Hearings and Trials, and Civil Trials



COURT COMMISSIONER, BEVERLY HILLS MUNICIPAL COURT, BEVERLY HILLS (1995-2000)

  • Assignments: Civil Motions, Civil Trials, Criminal Trials, Criminal Arraignments, Preliminary Hearings, Traffic Arraignments, Traffic Trials, and Small Claims




​HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2017    TRIAL JUDGE OF THE YEAR, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • 2011    OUTSTANDING JUDICIAL OFFICER, Southwestern Law School




LEGAL EXPERIENCE

SOLE PRACTITIONER, LAW OFFICE OF GERALD ROSENBERG (1985-1995)

  • Specialization: Civil Litigation


JUDGE PRO TEM FOR THE MUNICIPAL COURT (1980-1995)

  • Served as Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Glendale Judicial Districts
  • Certificates of Achievement from the Municipal Court, Los Angeles Judicial District (1992-1994)


PRINCIPAL, MALMUTH & ROSENBERG, A LAW CORPORATION (1975-1985)

  • Specialization: Civil Litigation




OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

OFFICIAL STATISTICIAN, LOS ANGELES RAIDERS, EL SEGUNDO (1982-1994)

  • Responsible for preparing all game day statistics for distribution to the NFL, the Raiders, the visiting team, and the media. Served as the Official Scorer of the 1987 and 1993 Super Bowls. In 1994, served as Official Scorer of the American Bowl in Barcelona, Spain.


YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAM, LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (1968-1973)

  • Management of after-school and summer elementary school playground programs. Staff position coordinating and supervising summer field trips for elementary school children.


 

EDUCATION

  • 1975    SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL, J.D., Dean’s List
  • 1972    CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE, B.A., Political Science


 

MEDIATION TRAINING

  • 2019    “MEDIATING THE LITIGATED CASE”, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (6-day training)




PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Board of Governors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers (2010-2012)
  • Alumni Board, Southwestern Law School (2007-2019)
  • California Judges Association (1995-Present)
  • Trustee of the Board of Governors, Santa Monica Bar Association (2002-2003)
  • Chairman, Judge Pro Tem Program for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association (1985)
  • Past Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Santa Monica Bar Association, and San Fernando Valley Bar Association

Copyright © 2019 Gerald Rosenberg. All Rights Reserved 

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HON. GERALD ROSENBERG (RET.)

Mediator • Arbitrator • Referee