Joel A. Osman
Joel A. Osman, senior counsel at Parker Mills LLP, concentrates his practice on litigation and trials. Prior to joining PM in 2014, Mr. Osman was principal of Osman & Associates a private law firm in South Pasadena. Prior to setting up his private practice, he managed a similarly named entity which was part of staff counsel to Travelers Indemnity Company. For Travelers, he was responsible for all aspects of managing its Southern California liability practice, its multi-million dollar budget and 54 employees engaged in defense of Travelers insureds in all manner of general liability, auto, fire and subrogation matters.
Previously, Mr. Osman was a senior partner at Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP in Los Angeles. In his career, he has represented clients in cases involving professional liability, general liability, product liability, construction defect and commercial litigation, trying numerous jury trials to verdict. He has focused much of his interest on the defense of lawyers and legal ethics.
His current professional activities include membership in the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee (where he was the chairperson for the 2008-2009 year). Mr. Osman has recently been appointed to serve a three-year term as a member of the State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct.
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Areas of Practice
State Bar of California, 1982
Admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1981
University of California, San Diego, 1978, B.A., History, magna cum laude
Professional Associations & Memberships
Los Angeles County Bar Association, current member and former Chair of Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee (2008-2009)
Past Employment Positions
Osman & Associates ( a private law firm
Osman & Associates (Staff Counsel for Travelers Indemnity Company)—2006–2013
Anderson, McPharlin & Conners, LLP, 1985 – 2006
Law Offices of Hunsucker & Sabo, 1983 – 1985
Law Offices of Schell & Delamer, 1979 – 1982 (began as law clerk)
“Is a Prospective Client Entitled to Attorney Work Product Developed in the Course of Deciding Whether to Accept the Engagement?”
Co-authored with Kevin Mohr, County Bar Update, July 2014