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Joel Alan Osman

Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

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  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1982
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4
Practice areas
  1. Ethics and professional responsibility
    60%
    Represents client in professional liability disputes, state bar disputes and provides general legal ethics counsel.

  2. Commercial real estate
    20%
    Represents businesses in tort and commercial litigation.

    42 years

  3. Insurance
    10%
    Represents clients with regard to casualty and property insurance issues and risk management.

    42 years

  4. Personal injury
    10%
    Represents clients (plaintiffs and defendants) in all types of personal injury litigation.

    42 years

Joel A. Osman, is Senior Counsel  and General Counsel to the Firm at Parker Mills LLP. He concentrates his practice on litigation and trials. Prior to joining Parker Mills in 2014, Mr. Osman was principal of Osman & Associates a private law firm in South Pasadena . Prior to setting up his private practice, he managed a similarly named entity which was part of staff counsel to Travelers Indemnity Company. For Travelers, he was responsible for all aspects of managing its Southern California liability practice, its multi-million dollar budget and 54 employees engaged in defense of Travelers insureds in all manner of general liability, auto, fire and subrogation matters.

 

Previously, Mr. Osman was a senior partner at Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP in Los Angeles. In his career, he has represented clients in cases involving professional liability, general liability, product liability, construction defect and commercial litigation, trying numerous jury trials to verdict. He has focused much of his interest on the defense of lawyers and legal ethics.

 

His current professional activities include membership in the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee (where he was the chairperson for the 2008-2009 year). He has recently been appointed to serve on the State Bar's Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct.

 

Areas of Practice:

Commercial Litigation

Insurance

Professional Liability and ethics

Personal injury

 

Bar Admissions:

State Bar of California, 1982

Admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

 

Education:

University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 1981, J.D.

University of California, San Diego, 1978, B.A., History, magna cum laude

 

Professional Associations & Memberships:

Los Angeles County Bar Association, current member and former Chair of Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee (2008-2009)

Current member of State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers

 

Past Employment Positions:

Osman & Associates ( a private law firm

Osman & Associates (Staff Counsel for Travelers Indemnity Company)—2006--2013

Anderson, McPharlin & Conners, LLP, 1985 – 2006

Law Offices of Hunsucker & Sabo, 1983 - 1985

Law Offices of Schell & Delamer, 1979 – 1982 (began as law clerk)

 

Location

Parker Mills, LLP
800 W. 6th Street
Ste. 500
Los Angeles, CA, 90017

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • UCLA SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Univ of California San Diego
  • undergraduate
  • 1978

Associations

  • LA LAwyers Philharmonic--Big Band of Barristers
  • Trombone
  • 2015 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • California State Bar Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee
  • Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001

Publications

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, County Bar Update
  • Ethical Hazards and the Recordkeeping of Client Trust Accounts--Details Count!
  • 2008
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, County Bar Update
  • The Ethics Behind the Use of Staff Counsel
  • 2007
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, County Bar Update
  • The Queston of the Sophisticated Client
  • 2006
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, County Bar Update
  • Technology and the Challenge of Maintaining Client Confidences
  • 2005
  • Anderson, McPharlin & Conners, LLP
  • Risk Management For Lawyers--Good Beginnings Make for Happy Endings
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Association of Legal Fee Analysis Online MCLE
  • "Attoneys Fees & Ethics:It Pays To Be Reasonable"
  • 2019
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • "Ensuring Your Retainer Agreement Protects Your Firm and Complies With New Ethics Rules"
  • 2019
  • "Ethics All You Need To Know"
  • "Ethics-All You Need To Know" --Moderator
  • 2019
  • Twenty Second Annual Statewide Ethics Symposium
  • "Prohibited Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession"
  • 2018
  • New Rules of Professional Conduct MCLE
  • "New Rules of Professional Conduct"
  • 2018
  • Los Angeles Intellectuasl Property Law Associaiton MCLE
  • "Best Practices: Strategies for Fee Sharing for Small Firms and Solo Practitioners"
  • 2018
  • Litigation Inn of Court MArch Meeting: Civility Program
  • "Civility in Civil Litigation"
  • 2017
  • LACBA MCLE
  • "You Can't Go Wrong! "
  • 2017
  • State Bar of California Solo & Small Firm Summit
  • "Lets Make a Deal:The Ethics of Negotiation"
  • 2016
  • State Bar of California Solo & Small Firm Summit
  • "It Takes All Kinds: Dealing With Difficult Personalities"
  • 2016
  • State Bar of California 89th Annual Meeting
  • "Difficult Personalities Confronted by Lawyers"
  • 2016
  • State Bar of California 89th Annual Meeting
  • "Huffing, Puffing and Bluffing"
  • 2016
  • Orange Country Bar Association MCLE
  • "Professional and Legal Ethics for Immigration Attorneys"
  • 2016
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association-MCLE
  • "Facebookeeping: When an Your Blog, Tweet or Snapchat Violate Ethics Rules"
  • 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association MCLE
  • "2015 Legal Ethics Update for Immigration Lawyers"
  • 2015
  • Ethics-All You Need to Know
  • Ethical Issues in a Digital World
  • 2014
  • Ethics 2010
  • "Really Scary Stuff About Conflicts of Interest"
  • 2010
  • Ethics 2007
  • Ethics--Keeping Current in a World of Change
  • 2007
  • Ethics 2006
  • Bound By the Oath--Limits On the Right of Self Defense"
  • 2006
  • Ethics 2005-Keeping Current in a World of Change
  • "Conflicts Past and Present with Clients"
  • 2005
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Los Angeles Ethics and professional responsibility Lawyer Joel Alan Osman
Joel Alan Osman
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 41 years