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James A. Rossi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Simi Valley, CA

Rossi Law Group, A Professional Corporation
4119 Guardian St.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Phone: 805-791-2299
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007
Licensed in California Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance
Attorney Profile

James Rossi is the President and Managing Attorney of Rossi Law Group. His practice is dedicated to aggressively and ethically defending various self-insured groups, self-insured employers, third party administrators, and insurance carriers in workers' compensation cases.

James has handled numerous high exposure and complex claims. He has also defended many claims for serious and willful misconduct penalties, as well as L.C. §132a discrimination penalties.

James was admitted to practice before all California State Courts in 2001. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to founding Rossi Law Group on January 1, 2012, James spent his entire career with Crandall, Wade and Lowe. After initially practicing civil litigation (i.e., catastrophic personal injury defense, and intellectual property litigation) and appellate law, he ventured into workers' compensation litigation and would ultimately establish an autonomous workers' compensation department within the firm. Rossi Law Group is both an extension and expansion of that department.  Since its inception, James has grown the firm from four attorneys to a multiple office firm with 18 attorneys and growing.  

James has handled various appeals in the State and Federal Courts, including a landmark case pertaining to the Federal Court's subject matter jurisdiction. The issue was a matter of first impression in the 9th Circuit. Ultimately, James' appeal was granted on all issues in favor of his client, and the 9th Circuit issued a published opinion creating new controlling legal precedent. [See Lively v. Wild Oats Markets, 456 F.3d 933 (9th Cir. 2006)]. Subsequently, the plaintiff petitioned the United States Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari. James opposed the petition, which was denied in its entirety, leaving the new law undisturbed. To date, the case has been cited more than 1000 times, including 300 legal decisions as well as numerous practice guides, treatises, and law review articles.

James is active in the workers' compensation community He regularly speaks to third party administrators and insurers; he also speaks at various conferences regarding workers compensation.

James has an AV-Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible, signifying the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards.

James was named a "Southern California Rising Star " by Law and Politics from 2005 through 2007. He was honored as such in Los Angeles Magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, classifying him among the top 2.5% of up and coming lawyers.

James graduated from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles - where he was an award-winning member of the Moot Court Honors Board. He also wrote a law review article that was published as the lead article in Volume 42, Number 2, of the Santa Clara Law Review.

About James A. Rossi

First Admitted: 2001, California

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • James' article "Protection for Trademark Owners: The Ultimate System of Regulating Search Engine Results" was the lead article in Volume 42, Number 2, of the Santa Clara Law Review.
  • James spoke at the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau meeting, in San Francisco on June 13, 2013, discussing his first hand experience with the new workers' compensation laws., Panel Speaker, SB 863 - A View from the Front Lines., Workers' Compensation, 2013


  • Awarded AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell with all peer reviews being perfect 5/5 score., AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020

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Office Location for James A. Rossi

4119 Guardian St.
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Last Updated: 7/9/2021

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