Sanford Jossen

Sanford Jossen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in El Segundo, CA

Law Offices of Sanford Jossen
 | 136 Main St, Suite E
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 310-546-9118
Fax: 310-546-3806
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004, 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mr. Jossen has practiced law for 37 years with an emphasis on all aspects of personal injury including sexual molestation cases; government claims; automobile, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents; uninsured motorist claims; insurance and bad faith claims; legal malpractice; and attorney-client fee disputes. He has presided over more than 3,500 mediations and arbitrations. Mr. Jossen has served as a Referee in the Los Angeles Superior Court Dependency and Delinquency Divisions. He has initiated several class-action-type lawsuits on behalf of children and others. His work has been covered by the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, and Los Angeles Lawyer. Mr. Jossen has litigated in both trial and appellate courts. He has recovered millions for his clients.

    About Sanford Jossen

    Admitted: 1982, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • 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 Magazine. 2010: Super Lawyer - Los Angeles Magazine. 2009:Super Lawyer - Los Angeles Magazine. 2008: Super Lawyer - Los Angeles Magazine. 2007:President’s Award-Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles. 2005: President’s Award - Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles. 2005: Outstanding Citizen - City of Manhattan Beach (For Child Advocacy). 2004: Super Lawyer - Los Angeles Magazine.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • 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:

    • “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.


    • 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 chldren 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 intersection accident. Policy limit payout. $83,000 Settlement:   Pedestrian falls on city sidewalk adjacent to popular supermarket. - See more at:

    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 San Diego, School of Law (J.D., 1980). University of Southern California School of Law-Publishing and Recording Aspects of the Music Industry. [Certificate received 1985.] Hastings College of Law, University of California Advanced Advocacy Program. [Certificate received March 1991.]
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    Office Location for Sanford Jossen

    136 Main St
    Suite E
    El Segundo, CA 90245

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