James R. Rosen, Esq.
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Jim Rosen was born in New York City, but has lived most of his life in Southern California.
Mr. Rosen received his Bachelor of Arts (American History) from UCLA in 1979, and earned his Juris Doctor in 1985 from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, where he was Editor of the Loyola Entertainment Law Journal. That same year, Jim gained admittance to the California Bar.
Mr. Rosen is also admitted to practice before the federal courts in the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Rosen practiced at Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger from 1985 until 1993, where he was a litigation partner of the firm. In 1993, Mr. Rosen launched a solo practice as the Law Offices of James R. Rosen, P.C., which grew steadily in stature and personnel over time. With his 2006 partnership with Ryan Saba, the firm became RosenSaba, LLP. Mr. Rosen is the managing partner and principal trial attorney of RosenSaba, LLP.
Jim has successfully litigated scores of business tort, professional responsibility, employment and catastrophic injury cases on behalf of a wide spectrum of individuals, local governments, businesses and multi-national corporations. Mr. Rosen has been the lead trial lawyer in dozens of jury trials and scores of arbitration proceedings, compiling a near-perfect success record.
“You’ve got to find the right lawyer.” — Billy Blanks, seven time world karate champion and inventor of Tae Bo
In 2005, Jim was the lead trial attorney in a high-profile legal malpractice and fraud case against a prominent international law firm and obtained a $38 million jury verdict in favor of the firm’s clients, Billy Blanks, Gayle Blanks and BG Star Productions, Inc. The verdict was the largest California legal malpractice verdict in years, the fifth largest verdict in the State of California and the 34th largest verdict nationwide in 2005, as reported by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and National Law Journal. (Read about the case)
Mr. Rosen has been featured in Los Angeles magazine and Super Lawyers magazine as a “Southern California Super Lawyer,” one of the premier attorneys in Southern California for each of the last eleven years (2006-2017). (Read about Super Lawyers)
For each of the last eleven years (2007-2017), Jim also has been recognized among Southern California’s “Best Lawyers” by American Lawyer Magazine, appearing in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.
From 2012-2016, American Lawyer Magazine named Mr. Rosen as one of the “Best Labor and Employment Attorneys” in the country.
Mr. Rosen is an Associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the prestigious, national organization of experienced trial lawyers. Mr. Rosen is a member of the Executive Board of the Los Angeles Chapter of ABOTA and a lifelong member of the ABOTA Foundation. In addition, Mr. Rosen has been certified as a Trial Advocate by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) since 1990 and has taught a semester course in “Pre-Trial Procedure” at the U.C.L.A. Attorney Assistant Training Program (certified paralegal course).
Mr. Rosen has an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the national attorney ranking service. An “AV” rating is the highest rating awarded and indicates an attorney has reached the height of professional skill and excellence. Mr. Rosen also is annually profiled in the national Martindale-Hubbell publication of Preeminent Lawyers in America.
Mr. Rosen’s practice continues to emphasize the mediation, litigation and trial of cases involving business and entertainment disputes, professional liability, catastrophic injuries, product liability, employment and insurance claims on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.
Mr. Rosen regularly provides legal analysis and commentary to national and local print and broadcast media on matters ranging from celebrity contract disputes to complex product liability actions. In addition, Mr. Rosen frequently provides advice and counsel to colleagues in the field on matters relating to professional liability.
Mr. Rosen’s related career experience includes five years as Administrative Assistant, Field Deputy and speechwriter to the late Los Angeles City Council President John Ferraro. Jim remains actively involved in local, state and national politics.
Past or Present Affiliations: California State Bar, Personal Injury Litigation and Labor & Employment Sections; American Board of Trial Advocates; American Bar Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association; Beverly Hills Bar Association; Santa Barbara Bar Association; Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles; U.C.L.A. Alumni Association; Phi Kappa Psi Alumni Association; and American Political Items Collectors.
On the personal side, Jim is wildly devoted to his wife and three children.