Robert M. Bodzin

Robert M. Bodzin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Oakland, CA

Burnham Brown
 | 1901 Harrison Street, 14th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-835-6833
Fax: 510-835-6666
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Bodzin has successfully tried, mediated, and arbitrated complex litigation cases on behalf of businesses and individuals in both California and New York for over 25 years.  He is a Chair of Burnham Brown's Business & Commercial Practice Group.  Mr. Bodzin's leadership roles in the legal profession include is work since 2006 with the California Litigation Section, where he was Chair from 2013-14 & where is currently an appointed advisor.   Through his affiliation with Swords to Plowshares, Mr. Bodzin performs pro bono work and is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs as an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans seeking Character of Discharge upgrades.  

About Robert Bodzin

Admitted: 1999, California

Professional Webpage: www.burnhambrown.com/attorneys/robert-m-bodzin

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed to Practice Law in New York and New Jersey, 1992
  • Mr. Bodzin is a member of the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, which is one of the most vibrant groups within the California Litigation Section and the California Lawyers Association.  Through Mr. Bodzin’s work with this committee, he was introduced to Swords for Plowshares, which is one of the most important nonprofit organizations for veterans.  Burnham Brown is proud to announce that through his affiliation with Swords to Plowshares, Mr. Bodzin perfoms pro bono work and is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs as an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans seeking Character of Discharge upgrades.  , 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Immediate Past Chair of the California State Bar Litigation Section, Advisor on California State Bar Litigation Section, Liaison to the State Bar Litigation Section's Food Law Committee, Member of the State Bar Litigation Section's Jury Instructions Committee, Co-Chair & Speaker of the California State Bar Litigation Section Best Practices for Litigation & Trial Seminars, Speaker at Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management Seminars put on by The California Retailers Association & Burnham Brown, Past Editor & Author of DRI Commercial Litigation Publications, including the Business Suit & For the Defense, Publications Chair of the DRI Retail & Hospitality Committee and past DRI Publications Board Member 2011-2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mr. Bodzin is a member of the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, which is one of the most vibrant groups within the California Litigation Section and the California Lawyers Association.  Through Mr. Bodzin’s work with this committee, he was introduced to Swords for Plowshares, which is one of the most important nonprofit organizations for veterans.  Burnham Brown is proud to announce that through his affiliation with Swords to Plowshares, Mr. Bodzin perfoms pro bono work and is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs as an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans seeking Character of Discharge upgrades.  , 2018

Newsletters:

  • California Business Litigation Update - Ex-New Yorker Explains California's Far-Reaching Unfair Competition Law, Ex-New Yorker Explains California's, Business & Commercial Litigation

Educational Background:

  • State University of New York at Albany, B.S., Political Science, Cum Laude, 1989
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1992

Industry Groups

  • California Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Litigation Section
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Office Location for Robert M. Bodzin

1901 Harrison Street
14th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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