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Rodney E. Moss - Whittier, CA

13215 Penn StreetSuite 100 Whittier, CA 90602 - 4718

Updated: 11/27/2013

Whittier Civil Trial Practice Lawyer

Overview

Rodney Moss is the founding partner of the law firm of Moss & Hovden and has been practicing as a trial lawyer for over 43 years. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School where he was selected for membership in the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society.

For five years before being admitted to practice law, he was an adjuster for a large insurance company.

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Rodney Moss is the founding partner of the law firm of Moss & Hovden and has been practicing as a trial lawyer for over 43 years. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School where he was selected for membership in the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society.

For five years before being admitted to practice law, he was an adjuster for a large insurance company.

Mr. Moss is considered one of the premiere trial lawyers in Southern California, having earned the highest rating of "AV preeminent rated lawyer" by the leading national legal rating service.

In the practice of law, he concentrates on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases resulting from auto, truck, and aviation accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, and has obtained verdicts and settlements in thousands of cases for millions of dollars.

He researched and appeared on CBS' 60 Minutes segment on plastic surgical malpractice and has authored and published articles and lectured on subjects including medical malpractice in California and client communications, among others.

Mr. Moss was honored to have been selected by the Los Angeles leading legal newspaper, The Daily Journal, in their Litigator Profile section. He was a recipient of the Consumer Attorneys of California Recognition as an experienced "Trial Lawyer" in the fields of personal injury, products liability, and professional liability—1995. He also received the honor of being selected as the 2010 Attorney of the Year by the Southeast District Bar Association.

Mr. Moss also serves as a mediator and arbitrator for lawyers and litigants involving cases within his specialty. He has completed the Pepperdine University course (42 hours) of "Mediating Litigated Cases" by the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution.

For the last 30 years, he has been involved in ADR activities for the Los Angeles and Orange Counties Superior Courts, to wit: mediation of cases with the Los Angeles County Superior Courts; temporary judge and arbitrations for the Orange County Superior Court; he also served as State Bar arbitrator for attorney-client fee disputes (1992-2000). For many years, he has been retained as a private mediator/arbitrator in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and products liability, as well as private contract and employment disputes.

He is an active member of several legal bar associations, having been president and current member of the Whittier Bar Association, member of the Southeast District Bar Association, as well as Consumer Attorneys of California, Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, and the American Association of Justice whose National College of Advocacy has recognized him as an "Advocate of Trial Advocacy".

He gives generously of his time to his community, having been past president and current member of the local Kiwanis Club, past president and current member of the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier, past member and board member of the local Red Cross, as well as providing free legal counsel to the local senior center. He is also past chairman and member of the Whittier City Planning Commission (1991-2000).

Mr. Moss has a reputation of achieving the highest and best results in cases in which he is involved and prides himself in having clients who are very satisfied with his individual and dedicated representation. As a mediator, he resolves a high percentage of cases that he handles.

Mediation/Arbitration:

  • Completed "Mediating Litigated Cases" course (42) hours, Pepperdine University
  • Handles ADR cases for Los Angeles and Orange County Superior Courts
  • State Bar arbitrator for attorney-client fee disputes (1992-2000)
  • Thirty years as a private mediator/arbitrator in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, and wrongful death

About Rodney E. Moss

Practice Areas

  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Defective Products
  • Medical and Legal Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Truck Accidents
  • Aviation Accidents

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978

Other Affiliations

  • Planning Commission, City of Whittier, 1991 - 2000 (Member and Chairman)
  • Whittier Law Day, 1986 - 1993 (Chairman)
  • Whittier Bar Association, 1992 (President and Member)
  • Whittier Bar Association, 1989 - 1994 (Chairman - Medical - Legal Forums)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1992 - 1998 (Member - Bench/Bar Liaison Committee)
  • State Bar of California, 1992 - 1993 (Member - Delegate of Conference of Delegates)
  • State Bar of California, 1992 - 2000 (Appointed Arbitrator - Attorney Fees and Disputes)
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (Member)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (Member)
  • American Association of Justice, 2003 (Member—Awarded "Advocate of Trial Advocacy" by National College of Advocates)
  • Southeast District Bar Association (Member)
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association (Member)

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1969
    J.D.
    Honors: St. Thomas More Law Honor Society
  • California State University at Los Angeles, 1964
    B.A.

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Articles

Published Works

  • "Avoiding Legal Malpractice", The Legal Secretary, Vol. 39, 1985
  • "Client Communications: Managing The Client So You Have Time To Be The Lawyer", Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles, Las Vegas Seminar, October, 1997
  • Co-Author, "Medical Malpractice in California", National Business Institute, 1998 and 2000

Office Information

Address

13215 Penn StreetSuite 100 Whittier, CA 90602 - 4718

Fax

  • (562) 698-2155

Office Hours

9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. (available 24 hours by phone)

Achievements

Honors

  • SPECIAL AWARD OF APPRECIATION, Settlement officer - Los Angeles County , 1991
  • RECOGNITION OF EXPERIENCE CERTIFICATE as a Trial Lawyer, California Trial Lawyers Association, 1995
  • ADVOCATE OF TRIAL ADVOCACY, American Association of Trial lawyers, National College of Advocacy, 2003
  • NATIONAL SERVICE YOUTH AWARD, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 2003
  • LEGION OF HONOR, Kiwanis Clubs of America, Whittier/Rio Hondo Kiwanis Club, 2009
  • NATIONAL MEDALLION AWARD, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 2009
  • ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR, Southeast District Bar Association, 2010

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