Sanford Jossen

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in El Segundo, CA

Law Offices of Sanford Jossen
 | 136 Main St, Suite E
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 424-552-3716
Fax: 310-546-3806
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004, 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Sanford Jossen is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Sanford Jossen in El Segundo, California. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 38 years of total legal experience, Mr. Jossen provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Long Beach metro and surrounding areas of Southern California who have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

    Along with advocating on behalf of individuals and families adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, slip-and-fall accidents, dog bites and other preventable tragedies, Mr. Jossen also has extensive experience with business litigation and insurance bad faith claims. Regardless of the legal challenges his clients face, he provides the personalized attention they need to make the best-informed decisions as he aggressively pursues the most favorable outcome possible on their behalf.

    Along with being a highly effective trial lawyer, Mr. Jossen is also well-versed in mediation, and he has handled many arbitrations to help his clients obtain the positive results they expect and deserve in the most cost-effective manner possible. From his effort inside and outside of the courtroom, he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, including numerous multimillion-dollar awards.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Jossen has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received the President's Award several times from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and he has received the Outstanding Citizen Award from the City of El Segundo. He has also received "Superb" client ratings on Avvo as well as many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 1974 graduate of Southampton College, Mr. Jossen obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1980. He is an active member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations, and he is a member of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service Advisory Committee.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 20%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Arbitration, Non-Compete Agreements

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2004, 2008 - 2021

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    About Sanford Jossen

    Admitted: 1982, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.jossenlawfirm.com/attorneys/sanford-jossen/

    Honors/Awards:

    • 2016: Super Lawyer - Los Angeles Magazine. 2015: Super Lawyer - Los Angeles Magazine. 2014: Super Lawyer - Los Angeles Magazine. 2013: Super Lawyer - Los Angeles Magazine. 2012: Super Lawyer - Los Angeles Magazine. 2011: Super Lawyer - Los Angeles Magazin
    • California Super Lawyer in 2004
    • “AV” Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member: Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Committee 1987-2001
    • Lawyers Referral and Information Committee, 2007-present
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Member: Attorney-Client Relations Committee, 1987-2001
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court, Southern Districts of California
    • U.S. District Court, Central Districts of California
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern Districts of California
    • U.S. District Court, Northern Districts of California
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • California, 1982
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • Los Angeles Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information Service-Advisory Committee, January 2006 to Present; Los Angeles Bar Association Attorney-Client Arbitration and Mediation Service Executive Committee Sept. 2005 to 2007; Beverly Hills Bar Association, Attorney-Client Relations Committee 1987-2007; Los Angeles Bar Association, Attorney-Client Relations Committee, 1987 - 2007; Member of Executive Committee, L.A. Bar Attorney-Client Relations Committee 1996 - 1997.State Bar of California - Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2001-2002. Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine Editorial Committee, 1987-1988.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • First Impressions Project, 1997-2001. Have visited Elementary, Middle and High schools throughout Los Angeles but primarily inner city to speak to students about the law and give them courthouse tours. Constitutional Rights Foundation-2001 to present. Have been a Judge in annual Moot Court Competitions involving Middle and High School Students.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • AUTHOR: “Let There Be Light-Open the Foster care System” Daily Journal, November 22, 2011; “Law 2020 and Beyond”, Daily Journal August 2010; “Attorneys Must Fight Bad PR, Convey Virtues to Public” Daily Journal, March 18, 2005; “Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice” December 1998, Los Angeles County Bar Association Web Site. “Incorporating the Stars,” Volume 4, Number 5, Los Angeles Lawyer, 16 (July/August 1981); “Fiduciary Aspect of the Personal Manager’s Relationship with a Performing Artist,” 167 Cal. Rptr. 33 (Supp.) [Pocket Part] Number 4 (1980); Article of Special Interest reprinted in 11 Performing Arts Review, Journal of Law, Arts and Management 108 (1981). Panel of Editors, Los Angeles Lawyer, 1985 -1986.  Numerous articles in Daily Journal and letters in Los Angeles Times.
    • Los Angeles Superior Court Alternate Dispute Resolution: Voluntary Settlement Conference Orientation Program March 2009 [4 hours]
    • Economy and Efficiency in International Dispute Resolution [1.5 hours] January, 2011; American Arbitration Association - Mediation I, 24 hours October, 2002; American Arbitration Association-Arbitration II (16 Hours) June 2003; American Arbitration Association - Award Writing (8 hours) Dec. 2004. Numerous on line courses
    • California Court of Appeal - Pre-conference Issues: Setting Up Mediation For Success; Facilitating Evaluation: Risk Analysis and Other Tools, June 22, 2006 [7 Hours]; Mediation Training presented by Dana Curtis, February 2002 [40 hours]
    • U.S. District Court: Advanced Mediation Training including: “Helping People Make Effective Decisions in Mediation” - Presented by Donald R. Philbin, Jr., and Douglas E. Noll; Demonstrating the benefits of working with the parties in joint session - Presented by Gary J. Friedman, of the Center for Understanding Conflict Advanced, July 25-26, 2012 [16 hours]. Mediation Training including: “Tools & Techniques for Mediators Dealing with High Conflict People” - Presented by Bill Eddy]; “Beyond Right & Wrong - Effective Decision Making for Mediators, Attorneys and Clients” - Presented by Ken Kiser; and “The Extent of Mediator Influence to Effect Settlement” - Presented by Neil Carmichael May 2011 [16 hours]. “Mediation Confidentiality: A Privilege or a Problem for Mediators?” - Presented by Jan Schau March 25, 2011; Ethical Issues in Mediation - Presented by Jan Schau January 2011 [2 hours]. Nuances and Complexities in Commercial Professional Practice - presented by Peter Robinson and Bruce Edwards - Straus Institution for Dispute Resolution May 5-6, 2010 [16 hours]; Advance Mediation Skills - Recent Developments in Stages of Mediation - presented by Peter Robinson, Dana Curtis and Dwight Golann - Straus Institution for Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine University) April 29-30, 2009 [13 hours]; Advanced Mediation Training - presented by Peter Robinson, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine University), May 2008 [3 hours]; U.S. District Court - Advanced Mediation Training -The Activist Mediator: Rethinking the Place and Role of the Mediator presented by Peter Robinson and Robert Benjamin, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine University) May 2007 [16 hours]; U.S. District Court - Advanced Mediation Training - presented by Peter Robinson, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine University) March 2006 [16 hours]; U.S. District Court - Advanced Mediation Training - presented by Peter Robinson, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine University) March 2005 [13 hours]; U.S. District Court-Advanced Mediation Training-Cross Cultural Training, March 2004 [16 hours]; U.S. District Court - Advanced Mediation Training - presented by Peter Robinson, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine University), February 2003 [16 hours]; United States District Court, Mediation Refresher - presented by Peter Robinson of Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine University), January 2002 [8 hours]; Mediating the Litigated Case - presented by Peter Robertson - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine University), March-May 2002 [42 hours]
    • Los Angeles Superior Court ADR Committee: Los Angeles Superior Court Supplemental Training - “Sharpening your Mediation and Negation Skills” May 2012 [6 hours]; Ethical Quandaries for Court-Connected Mediators 2008 [3 hours]; Los Angeles County Bar Association - Dispute Resolution Services - Mediation Training Certificate received, 2001 [40 hours]
    • June 21-23, 2012: Preventing Bad Settlement Decisions and Impasse by Don Philbin and Douglas E. Noll.  Pepperdine University School of Law- Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
    • Pepperdine University School of Law: Improvisational mediation presented by Jeff Krivis - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, June 2009 [18 hours]
    • Mediating in the Red Zone presented by Eric Galton and Tracy Allen-Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, June 2010 [20 hours]
    • June 2011: Teaching ADR in Law Schools including Multi-Party Negotiations; Pedagogy in Mediation Training; Lying in Negotiation; Negotiations and Emotions at Pepperdine University School of Law - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution [16 hours]; Strategic Negotiations taught by Randy Lowery, Pepperdine University School of Law- Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution [20 hours]
    • “Attorneys Must Fight Bad PR, Convey Virtues to Public” Daily Journal, March 18, 2005; “Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice” December, 1998, Los Angeles County Bar Association Web Site. “Incorporating the Stars,” Volume 4, Number 5, Los Angeles Lawyer, 16 (July/August 1981); “Fiduciary Aspect of the Personal Manager’s Relationship with a Performing Artist,” 167 Cal. Rptr. 33 (Supp.) [Pocket Part] Number 4 (1980); Article of Special Interest reprinted in 11 Performing Arts Review, Journal of Law, Arts and Management 108 (1981). Panel of Editors, Los Angeles Lawyer, 1985 -1986. Numerous articles in Daily Journal and letters in Los Angeles Times
    • November 2, 2012: Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation-Peter Robinson and others. Pepperdine University School of Law-Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
    • April 28, 2014: Advanced Mediation Training by Eric Galton and Tracy Allen. U.S. District Court Central District Of California
    • September 4, 2014: Advanced Mediation and Settlement Skills by the Honorable Jeremy Fogel, Claudia Bernard, Esq. And Howard Herman, Esq. U.S. District Court Central District Of California
    • September 25, 2018: Coverage Basics for the Mediator by Mediators Peter K. Rosen and Philip E. Cook. Balance for Ourselves and Our Mediations: Tips for Becoming Mediators by Michelle Reinglass. Masters Mediation Workshop by Jeffrey Krivis and Christine Masters.  U.S. District Court Central District Of California
    • University of Pepperdine, School of Law – Interviewing and Counseling Techniques, August 2008 – December 2008; August 2009 – December 2009

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Appellate Decisions: Jazzmon R., etc. et al. vs. County of Los Angeles, etc. et al., Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three, Case No.: B153854; (2002) 2002 Cal. Lexis 8658; Jamal B., etc. et al. vs. County of Los Angeles, etc. et al., Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three, Case No. B168175; (2005) 2005 Cal. App. Unpub. Lexis 2806; Brandon S. etc. et al. vs. County of Los Angeles, etc. et al., Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 4, Case No. B196249; (2009) 2009 Cal.App. Lexis 1099 [Needs official cite] [Petition for Review to California Supreme Court, Denied]
    • Mr. Jossen has enjoyed many successful results on behalf of his clients: $5,000,000 Verdict: Minor raped by a neighbor. $250,000 Verdict: Minor raped by another child in foster home. $194,670 Verdict: Minor raped by adult. $785,000 Settlement: Minor raped by foster father over 2 year period. $600,000  Settlement: Minor burned. $500,000 Settlement: Minor raped by child in group home. $500,000 Settlement: Man falls off roof due to negligence of owner. Policy limit payout. $350,000 Settlement: Minor burned in foster care. $300,000 Settlement: Woman injured in head-on car accident. Uninsured Motorist Policy limit payout. $300,000 Settlement: Man delivering escrow documents in mall slips and falls on stairs. Shoulder injury and surgery. $300,000 Settlement: Minor female raped in foster home. Policy limit payout. $250,000 Settlement: Civil rights claim. False imprisonment of children in delinquency facilities. $250,000 Settlement: Direct T.V. installer falls on web stairway. Shoulder injury. $125,000 Settlement: Exposure to hydrogen sulfide at construction site due to construction negligence. $100,000 Settlement: Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider injured in an intersection accident. Policy limit payout. $83,000 Settlement:   Pedestrian falls on city sidewalk adjacent to the popular supermarket. - See more at: http://www.jossenlawfirm.com/results-reported-cases/#sthash.axrBOmKn.dpuf

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • United States Congress - Certificate of Appreciation, June 1997; California State Assembly - Certificate of Recognition, June 1997; County of Los Angeles - Commendation for Service to the Community, June 1997; City of L. A. - Certificate of Appreciation for Service to the Community, June 1997; Los Angeles Unified School District - Certificate of Recognition, June 1997; L.A. County Superior and Municipal Courts - Numerous Certificates of Appreciation for Pro Bono Services as Arbitrator/Mediator/Settlement Officer; Numerous other awards from the Los Angeles Superior and Municipal Courts

    Educational Background:

    • Southampton College, Long Island University (B.A., English, 1974); University of Hawaii, (1977-1978), University of California Advanced Advocacy Program. [Certificate received March 1991]
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    136 Main St
    Suite E
    El Segundo, CA 90245

    Phone: 424-552-3716

    Fax: 310-546-3806

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