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Robert Mayer Moss

About me

The legal system is designed to protect individual rights. At times, however, the system can be intimidating, confusing or frightening, especially to someone who is already under stress from injury, job loss, defective product or crime.

As an attorney, Robert Moss has more than 40 years of experience and can advise you of your legal rights, the proper steps to take, and answer any questions you may have about a particular situation. He will advise you in clear and unambiguous terms. He will guide you through the legal system, taking the burden off of your shoulders. He guarantees that your rights will be upheld and your best interests served.

Mr. Moss gives you personalized service. He designs on individualized approach tailored to meet the specific needs of your case. Whenever possible, Mr. Moss pursues settlements instead of litigation to save time, money and unnecessary stress. If, however, an aggressive approach best effects a just result, Mr. Moss is an accomplished, thorough trial lawyer.

Mr. Moss draws on an established network of expert professionals. If medical expertise is needed, you will be referred to the best physicians specializing in the field of medicine necessary to manage your care.

Mr. Moss has a dedicated, competent staff that include an associate, paralegal, secretarial, and clerical, support, as well as an investigator to assist in cases when necessary. His office utilizes the latest in computer technology so Mr. Moss can efficiently work towards a resolution of your case.

As Abraham Lincoln once said, Mr. Moss believes that an attorney has a superior opportunity to be a peacemaker.  With that said, whenever a fair settlement or resolution cannot be achieved in good faith, Mr. Moss is ready, willing and able to try your case to a judge or jury.


  • My representation of clients has resulted in millions of dollars of settlements for plaintiffs.



  • Successfully defended small business owners in claims brought by employees, past and present.



  • Successfully brought motions for summary judgment resulting in early favorable case resolution in sophisticated real estate litigation arising out of real estate transfers.



  • Successfully represented numerous clients in commercial disputes relating to a range of issues including breach of contract.



  • Successfully brought product liability action arising from severe burns to plaintiff's scalp resulting in permanent hair loss due to hair coloring application. The issue was whether the product was defective or carelessly applied.



  • Brought product liability action against multiple parties in the chain of distribution arising out of glass flower vase exploding in plaintiff's hand. Successfully proved after extensive litigation that product was defective in its manufacture.



  • Brought lawsuit against Panera bread arising out of of plaintiff's severe allergic reaction due to a peanut allergy to food he consumed. After lawsuit filed, changes were made in the signage in Santa Monica store, which I believe enhanced the safety of consumers with food allergies.



  • Brought product liability action against a national ladder manufacturer in which plaintiff fell two stories when ladder telescoped because rung lock created false rung lock appearance. After lawsuit, the product  was the subject of a nationwide recall as a result of which the rung lock's design was changed to make the ladder safer for future users of the product.



  • Brought action arising out of hair spray used on an entertainment set which exploded due to static electricity in the environment resulting in favorable outcome for the plaintiff.


  • Successfully defended licensed professionals arising out of allegations of unlawful practices and alleged licensing violations.



  • Defended person in administrative action by Department of  Homeland Security resulting in a satisfactory result for client.



  • Successfully brought Writ of Habeas Corpus petitions for prisoners that successfully resulted in early release and expansion of prisoner's rights. For one of those cases see: In re Acker, 158 Cal.App.3d 888, 205 Cal.Rptr. 82 (Ct. of Appeal 4th Dist. 1984)


  • Represented litigants in significant cases on appeal which resulted in important decisions involving issues of employment law and medical malpractice. For example, see: Jackson v. County of Los Angeles, 60 Cal.App.4th 171 (Ct. of Appeal 2nd Dist. 1998)
    Flowers v. Torrance Memorial Hospital Center, et al, 8 Cal.4th 992, 35 Cal.Rptr.2d 685 (Cal. Sup. Ct. 1994)



  • Defended highly placed employee accused of sexual harassment with result satisfactory result to client.

  • Represented multiple clients in actions relating to employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and/or wage and hour claims with favorable results for my clients.



  • Successfully prosecuted and defended multiple civil harassment and domestic violence cases.




Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    45 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 20%
    45 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    45 years
  4. Family: 10%
    45 years
  5. Employment: 10%
    45 years



Hourly ($375/hour), contingent (25-40%), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

16 total 

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  • Stephen J. Goodin

    Rob Moss has an exceptional depth of result oriented practical experience in civil litigation that is enhanced by his warm (and suave) personal qualities. I would not hesitate to refer a client seeking an attorney with the highest ethical standards and an exceptional level of professional competence to Rob Moss.


    Stephen Goodin
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • James Anthony Frieden

    Robert Moss is an excellent attorney. I refer legal malpractice cases to him. He is knowledgeable in the law, cares about his clients, and will go the second mile when it is in his client's interest. We often discuss our cases and he has a keen analytical mind. I endorse this attorney fully.


    James Frieden Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Moss Robert M Inc

1717 4th Street Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA, 90401-2510


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale Hubbell2013
Hall of Fame AwardHarriett Buhai Center for Family Law2013
10 Years Distinguished Service AwardHarriett Buhai Center for Family Law2013
Wiley Manuel Award for Pro Bono RepresentationState Bar of California2012
Certified Specialist Legal Malpractice LawState Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization2011
Traditional Trial Advocacy ProjectTrial Advocacy Group, LLC.2010
Frances Wender Kandel Volunteer of the YearHarriett Buhai Center for Family Law2007
Law ReviewUCLA School of Law1970
First in First Year Class at Loyola Law SchoolWest Publishing1969
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentRobert M. Moss Inc. dba Law Offices of Robert M. Moss1981 - Present
Traditional Trial Advocacy Project ProsecutorLong Beach City Prosecutor's Office2011 - 2011
Qualified for Appointment as Special Deputy Trial CounselState Bar Of Calfornia2008 - 2013
AssociateLaw Offices of Ben Olan (Olan and Moss)1988 - 1988
PartnerLebell, Silverman, and Moss1978 - 1981
AssociateLaw Offices of Louis Edelberg1973 - 1978
AssociateLoeb & Loeb1972 - 1972
AssociateLaw Offices of Averill Pasarow1972 - 1972
Associatelaw Offices of Paul Caruso1972 - 1973
Summer AssociateLoeb & Loeb1971 - 1971
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorney Association of Los AngelesN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
California Applicants' Attorneys AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ConfidentialMediated Settlement
ConfidentialMediated Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of California - Los AngelesPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seminar on Financial Disclosure law and formsFamily Law Financial Disclosures2014
New Volunteer Training ConferenceFamily Law2014
How to Start Your Own Solo PracticeSolo Practice2014
Annual Volunteer TrainingFamily Law Basics and Pro Bono Panel Attorney Experience2013
Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law Volunteer TrainingFamily Law2012