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Robert Mayer Moss

Litigation Attorney at Santa Monica, CA

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1972
    Active No misconduct found

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About Robert

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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, 158 888, 205 . 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, 60 171 (Ct. of Appeal 2nd Dist. 1998)
    Flowers v. Torrance Memorial Hospital Center, et al, 8 992, 35 685 (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.




Moss Robert M Inc
Water Garden
2425 Olympic Blvd., Suite 4000 W
Santa Monica, CA, 90404


5.0 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by Braeden | July 16, 2013
Responsible, Professional and Caring Attorney
In these current times of rarely finding individuals who actually return phone calls and have a solid work ethic, Mr. Moss was a refreshing surprise. I'd called his office to request information regarding my options in dealing with an insurance company whose client had rear-ended my vehicle. I was astounded when Mr. Moss returned my call within about an hour-and-a-half and provided me with his cell phone number so that I could return his call. Though I was a total stranger, he seemed genuinely concerned with giving me the advice I needed. It was not complicated advice, but it gave me the confidence to feel that I could, in fact, deal from a strong position. I was impressed with his professionalism and sense of responsibility, and I shall not hesitate to contact him in the future should the need arise.
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Posted by M.A.R. | September 16, 2013
The best attorney
After experiencing excruciating pain from a work accident, and waiting and waiting for decent medical care and not getting it through the insurance company, I was so fortunate to find Robert M Moss. Within only a couple of days of taking my case he sent me to a good doctor and has assured me that I have the representation I need to help insure the best recovery possible. It is very frightening to be at the mercy of insurance companies that don't have your best interest in mind. Thanks to Robert M Moss, I now feel confident I am on the path to recovery.
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Posted by Anita | August 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Long journey - still very happy with my attorney!
I certainly could have waited to write this review until the lawsuit I'm involved in has wrapped up (I'm a defendant). Hopefully that will be in the next couple of months. But I feel compelled to say something at this point because I want to acknowledge that the way Attorney Moss handles things, the way his mind works, and the way things are explained to me, has helped keep my stress level down, and has greatly abated the angst I feel as my court date approaches, three years into a law suit that I should never have been included in. I know that I am in incredibly competent hands with Attorney Moss. But I wanted other people to know that how you're treated during the process makes all the difference.
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Posted by Michael | December 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience excellent attorney
Robert Moss was an exceptional attorney, very knowledgeable and helpful for both a family law and then personal injury matter. So glad I hired Mr. Moss to take great care of my family and I through difficult times!
Posted by Caleb | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attentive Legal Service
I have given this attorney high marks for his quality work and prompt attention to my issues. I am a small business owner who has needed legal help with an assortment of issues in 2020. Mr. Moss has provided excellent advice and assistance, and I am very grateful. I recommend him to anyone who needs help with any kind of business matter.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Moss was highly knowledgeable, perceptive, patient, friendly, accessible, and efficient. He kept me in the loop (informed), responded to my inquiries, and guided me through the litigation maze. I was lucky to find Mr. Moss, and I highly recommend him.
Posted by Barry | June 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally, A GREAT Lawyer
Robert Moss has represented me in two different matters - a workers' compensation case and in a case involving a design defect. I have been very satisfied with the result. I have recommended him to friends and they have also been pleased with the results he obtained. Here is what I like about his office: 1) He knows the law. 2) He cares about his clients. 3) It is easy to communicate with him. 4) He explains things in detail. 5) His staff is helpful and professional. 6) He takes the time to explain legal issues, strategies, and settlement possibilities.
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Posted by Ash sh. | February 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
it was truly a mirical to be able to find attorney unlike any other one who was very ..i mean very compassionate "its just so rare that he has a lot of moral value and generosity to support me not only legally but from the heart inner strength .even thow my complaint was not in his field and he didn't had to bother to talk he texted me and very humbly and respectfully try to find a some other person who is in the specific field he really didn't had to support me emotionally or legally or had conversation he took his time" unlike some other attorney " and reified me to specific one ..he has heart...unlike some others big heart.. knowledge 4-5 words he smells what you case is ..and he cares even throw he didn't had follow up and help me ...i like him i wish him the best thank you Robert for you delicate and support and helps...your are angle of justice as well.. thank you for you kind and supportive caring consultation .your hard to find ....keep it up.
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Posted by Beth Ann | February 3, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I consulted Robert to gain some information about a labor dispute I have with my former school district. Though the circumstances did not require that I retain his services, he took the time to direct me on the path to resolution. Robert is clearly a very well informed and ethical lawyer when it comes to labor disputes. If ever I have cause to need legal representation, he will undoubtedly be the one I call. He is absolutely at the top of my list to recommend to colleagues and friends
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Posted by Carol | January 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly competent and fair attorney
I was injured at work and having a difficult time dealing with my employer. I had no clue what the next step should be so I started calling different lawyers for advice. Mr. Moss proved to be the most responsive, informative, and honest of the bunch. I immediately hired him and he helped me settle my case in a fair and timely manner. I am so grateful to him for getting me through this horrific event in my life.
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Posted by Neil | January 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney that truly cares
Robert Moss is my attorney. I chose him after an internet search of many other attorneys and phone interviews. After our initial conversation I felt he had a genuine concern for me personally and my case. From the beginning and throughout the process, he maintained an exemplary level of communication keeping me fully informed on what was going on with procedures and negotiations and answering my questions via email, phone calls and texts, even when I thought he should be on his own time and I wouldn’t hear back until the next business day. He obviously doesn’t live by standard business hours. My concerns became his concerns and he addressed them promptly. He gave me good honest council so that I could make educated sound decisions along the way. He kept me in the loop of the ongoing negotiations with the opposing attorney so I could interject my wants and concerns and he could see to it that they were addressed appropriately. Robert operates with integrity, honesty, a solid work ethic, concern for his clients’ wellbeing and maintains a firm grasp on reality. In short: Robert Moss is an advocate for your cause and a great champion to have on your side. He is the type of person you would be proud of and want to be your friend.
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Posted by Walter | December 4, 2014
Elite Practitioner; Trustworthy, Communicative, and Knowledgeable
Robert has been my representation on numerous matters over the course of the past 7 years and his services have always yielded a result that far surpasses my expectations. In regards to my referenced cases, Robert has always maintained a healthy line of communication with every turn throughout the entire legal process. He is experienced and well versed in various matters and his depth of knowledge has always given me complete confidence in his ability to manage my most sensitive focuses of attention. The caliber of representation is unparalleled and comes highly recommended by myself, a client, who has witnessed his professionalism time and time again.
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Posted by Andrew | October 2, 2014
Robert is very fast and reliable!!
Robert Moss is very reliable and I could always count on him responding and explaining any questions I had (which was a lot). Robert helped me and my family out so much through his hard work and dedication to my case. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU ROBERT MOSS!!
Posted by jennae | July 9, 2013
Rob provided me with sound legal advice and guidance. He was professional, dedicated, and stayed on top of my case even over a holiday and weekends. His goal was to keep me safe while giving me insight into the matter as a whole and not just from my single perspective. This allowed me to make decisions that were in my and my family's best interest.
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Posted by Harry | February 6, 2013
Very Good for Small Business Owners
As a small business owner I have needed help with employment and contract matters and Mr. Moss hes provided a lot of assistance over the years. I trust him because he had given me good advice.
Posted by Dennis McKaig | February 6, 2013
A True Advocate
Mr. Robert Moss has been my attorney for over 6 years. He has effectively represented and guided me through a difficult and protracted family law matter. My case involved divorce , child custody and distribution of assets. I was very grateful for his patient instruction through complicated proceedings. Through his diligence and expertise the final outcomes have been optimum. His clear thinking and expert strategies supported efficient use of resources by minimizing unproductive processes. In addition the professional and sensitive support I received from his competent assistant was invaluable. I am very pleased with the quality of the Legal representation and the professional level of service I received. I am a executive professional and my assessment of the Professional Service received from Mr. Moss is that he has fulfilled the ideal of ethical and exceptional legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2013
Great Lawyer
He helped me with a tenant / landlord issue. Both he and his staff were so great to me. I would really recommend Mr. Moss.
Posted by Jennifer | February 5, 2013
Mr. Moss Helped Me Collect Unpaid Wages I Was Owed and then Helped with a Prenuptial Contract
Several years ago I was owed substantial commissions and salary from my former employer, who refused to pay me what I was owed. I called the Labor Board and was told it could take 6-9 months for a decision to be issued. I retained Mr. Moss, and within a a few weeks he had reached an agreement with my former employer and I received the money I was owed. The following year he advised me with regard to a prenuptial agreement. His staff is very nice and I thought his fees were reasonable and fair.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-525 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Robert M. Moss Inc. dba Law Offices of Robert M. Moss
  • 1981 - Present
  • Traditional Trial Advocacy Project Prosecutor
  • Long Beach City Prosecutor's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Qualified for Appointment as Special Deputy Trial Counsel
  • State Bar Of Calfornia
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Ben Olan (Olan and Moss)
  • 1988 - 1988
  • Partner
  • Lebell, Silverman, and Moss
  • 1978 - 1981
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Louis Edelberg
  • 1973 - 1978
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Averill Pasarow
  • 1972 - 1972
  • Associate
  • law Offices of Paul Caruso
  • 1972 - 1973
  • Associate
  • Loeb & Loeb
  • 1972 - 1972
  • Summer Associate
  • Loeb & Loeb
  • 1971 - 1971
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  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • Mediated Settlement
  • Confidential
  • Mediated settlement
  • Confidential
  • Mediated Settlement
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  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles
  • 2020 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • 2020 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2020 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Wiley Manuel Award for Pro Bono Representation
  • State Bar of California
  • 2019
  • 10 and 15 Years Distinguished Service Award
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 2018
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Hall of Fame Award
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 2013
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 2013
  • Certified Specialist Legal Malpractice Law
  • State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2011
  • Traditional Trial Advocacy Project
  • Trial Advocacy Group, LLC.
  • 2010
  • Frances Wender Kandel Volunteer of the Year
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 2007
  • Law Review
  • UCLA School of Law
  • 1970
  • First in First Year Class at Loyola Law School
  • West Publishing
  • 1969
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar on Financial Disclosure law and forms
  • Family Law Financial Disclosures
  • 2014
  • New Volunteer Training Conference
  • Family Law
  • 2014
  • How to Start Your Own Solo Practice
  • Solo Practice
  • 2014
  • Annual Volunteer Training
  • Family Law Basics and Pro Bono Panel Attorney Experience
  • 2013
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law Volunteer Training
  • Family Law
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (34)
Endorse Robert
Litigation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An exceptional litigation attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney and I highly endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I met Robert during the time he was a participant in the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Trial Advocacy Project (TAP). This is a highly acclaimed training program for trial attorneys. During that time, I was a supervising deputy with the Long Beach City Prosecutor's Office. The TAP program assigned Robert to our office, where he handled a number of cases on our trial calendar. Robert was a pleasure to work with and his performance was exemplary and highly professional in every way."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Moss is a well known and highly respected attorney in his community. He lead a training I attended at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, and I admire his dedication to educating attorneys and advancing the practice of law. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Robert Moss. Clients of Robert receive outstanding representation. His years of experience as a highly skilled attorney allow him to get successful results for his clients. Robert truly is knowledgeable with various areas of the law, and is passionate about his practice. Clients looking to hire an attorney should not hesitate to hire Robert Moss."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Moss has mediated numerous cases in front of me. I have found him to be of the highest caliber, both in his skills and ethics, in providing representation for his clients. I highly recommend him!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked opposite Rob on several cases. He is a quality lawyer with a great deal of valuable experience. Rob is well versed in the law and represents his clients' interests very well. In addition, he has the rare attributes of being both professional and courteous. I would absolutely recommend him to my friends and family because he gets the job done the right way. I look forward to our next case!"
Litigation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked on the opposite side of a case and thereafter collaborated with him on a few matters. Rob is an outstanding attorney who is appropriately tenacious and thorough and is able to obtain good results for his clients."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob Moss is a dedicated attorney who fights for his clients. With many years of experience, he and his staff take excellent care of their clients. He is an experienced litigator and handles a variety of cases including business litigation, personal injury and family law. I recommend him highly. Jane Hall"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Robert Moss is one of the most knowledgable attorneys I have met and cares deeply for his clients and achieving a possitive resolution. I highly reccomend Mr. Moss."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Mr. Moss on a case representing different parties and found him to be knowledgeable and dilligent in representing his client. Mr. Moss was also courteous and professional which was much appreciated."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rob has excellent analytical and strategic skills as well as vast experience in the trenches of business and personal litigation. He provides superior representation in resolving his clients' difficult problems."
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