Roger M. Rosen



(310) 899-9008


Roger M. Rosen graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law in 1985, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honors Society, an editor of the Handbook of Appellate Advocacy (West Publishing Co. 2d ed.), and a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Mariana Pfaelzer, United States District Court, Central District of California, 1984.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University in 1976, with Highest Distinction.

Mr. Rosen and his partner Joyce Mendlin were nominated as finalists for Consumer Attorney of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California in 2008.

Mr. Rosen and his partner Chuck Rosenberg authored “Suing Anonymous Defendants for Internet Defamation” published in Los Angeles Lawyer magazine in October 2001.

Mr. Rosen and his partner Joyce Mendlin authored “Obtaining Recovery for Property Damage through Inverse Condemnation” published in Los Angeles Lawyer magazine in January 2011.

Mr. Rosen authored “Working with a Novice Expert Witness” in Advocate magazine published by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles in July 2011.

Mr. Rosen’s practice areas include business litigation, real property litigation and inverse condemnation. A list of representative cases follows.

Below is a brief description of some of the matters in which Mr. Rosen successfully represented clients.


  • Prosecuted through trial an action for misappropriation of partnership assets of a manufacturing company, obtaining injunctive relief, contempt sanctions and punitive damages, against client’s business associate
  • Represented a film financier against a film producer on a claim for breach of contract to complete production of film
  • Represented clients in collection cases
  • Represented an individual on her claim for damages for identity theft while defending client against a related foreclosure action brought by a bank
  • Defended a physician on a claim by an alleged investor in the physician’s clinics on the grounds that only a licensed physician may have an interest in a medical practice
  • Represented a real estate broker sued by his client’s former wife on a claim arising from the refinancing of the husband’s separate property
  • Represented an architect through arbitration on a claim for fees against homeowner
  • Represented a real estate salesperson on a claim for commission owing to him


  • Represented the purchaser of residential property against the seller on claims for misrepresentations about the legal use of the property and status of title
  • Obtained a judgment for a client for almost $20 million arising out of the breach of an agreement to finance the sale and lease-back of commercial property
  • Obtained a judgment for clients for over $1 million arising out of a real estate broker’s failure to record trust deeds to secure clients’ investment
  • Successfully represented a property owner against a prospective buyer’s claim for specific performance by obtaining summary judgment against the prospective buyer, based upon the defense that the persons negotiating the sale on behalf of the owner did not have authority, in writing, to conduct the sale
  • Represented a client in a case against her sibling for a partition of real property
  • Represented a client alleged to have breached a contract to purchase a property after client determined that sellers misrepresented the expenses in maintaining the property


  • Represented individual homeowners in numerous cases against public entities for landslide and mudslide damages
  • Represented an owner of property damaged by landslide caused by drainage off of fire road
  • Represented homeowners on claims for damage caused by overflowing storm drains
  • Represented homeowner clients on claims for damage caused by sewer pipe back-ups


  • Represented an employee who was wrongfully fired instead of having been given an accommodation for his disability, defeating the employer’s claim that the dispute had to be arbitrated
  • Represented an employee on a claim for fraud against her employer
  • Represented employees on claims for overtime and other labor code violations
  • Represented a commissioned employee terminated by employer who sought to avoid liability for commission earned by employee
  • Defended an officer of a corporation against claims by discharged employees that should have been brought solely against the corporation


  • Represented a law firm in its claims for fees against that law firm’s former client while defeating that law firm’s former client’s claims for legal malpractice
  • Represented a client on legal malpractice claim against law firm for failure to secure intellectual property rights for limited liability company
  • Represented a law firm sued by another lawyer for a portion of the fees the law firm earned on a case


  • Represented a client on a claim that defendant copied the client’s designs on competing products
  • Represented a client on legal malpractice claim against law firm for failure to secure intellectual property rights for limited liability company
  • Defended against a copyright infringement claim based upon the implied license defense


  • Represented a property owner against a fraudulent claim for personal injury damages, obtaining summary judgment; affirmed on appeal
  • Participated with others in successful representation of numerous injured parties in the Santa Monica Farmers Market Litigation, including obtaining appellate reversal of a summary judgment order; the injured parties then obtained over $20 million in settlement


  • Represented a client seeking insurance coverage for a copyright infringement suit brought against that client
  • Represented an advertising agency in a lawsuit for breach of duty to defend the agency on claims that the agency interfered with competitor’s relationship with a purchaser of advertising services and interfered with that competitor’s contracts with its employees


  • Represented through trial a disabled man in an action for support against a trust
  • Represented through trial a claimant in a gift causa mortis petition


  • Opposed claims that a client’s settlement with one defendant should be deducted from the client’s damages claimed against a public entity in an inverse condemnation case.
  • Convinced the court that the adverse party could not dismiss his case against client on the morning of the hearing on a motion for summary judgment to avoid liability to the client for attorney’s fees.
  • Obtained an order transferring the venue of a lawsuit filed by a lawyer against that lawyer’s former client from a distant county to the client’s county of residence.
  • Obtained an order transferring the venue of a lawsuit for copyright infringement.
  • Obtained discovery of identity of anonymous poster of defamatory material.


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1985 J.D.
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1976 Ph.B., Bachelor of Philosophy Honors: Summa Cum Laude


  • Business Litigation
  • Real Property Litigation
  • Inverse Condemnation


  • California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1985



  • Finalist for Consumer Attorney of the Year Award by Consumer Attorneys of California, 2008
  • Member, UCLA Moot Court Honors Program


  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Santa Monica Bar Association

Roger Rosen