Law Alumni Board Member Hal D. Rosner '83 Featured in Los Angeles Times "How I Made It" Article

Los Angeles (November 26, 2012) – University of San Diego School of Law alumnus Hal D. Rosner, '83 (JD), was featured in a Los Angeles Times article, "How I Made It," on Sunday.

Rosner is a partner at San Diego's Rosner, Barry & Babbitt, one of the largest law firms in the country that specializes entirely in consumer auto fraud cases. Founded by Rosner in 1985, the firm employs 10 full-time attorneys and reviews 200 to 400 potential cases a month, taking on approximately 10 percent of them. To date, Rosner has handled more than 1,000 auto fraud cases in the Golden State, winning millions of dollars for his clients.

Rosner handled his first consumer fraud/Lemon Law case while he was still a law student at the University of San Diego. He began working with one of the country's most noted consumer advocates, USD Professor of Law Robert C. Fellmeth. Based upon the success of his first case, Rosner continued to handle consumer fraud and Lemon Law matters. 

Rosner has litigated to trial and resolved numerous consumer class action cases including Shames v. Pacific Bell and Critney v. National City Ford. In Shames, Rosner argued Pacific Bell failed to offer a four-hour time window for installation of its services to consumers, as required by law. Valued at more than $20 million, the settlement resulted in a change of business practices at Pacific Bell. In Critney, Rosner argued the car dealership failed to disclose vehicles as having been prior rentals. The settlement also resulted in a change in business practices, and affected consumers each received $1,000.

Rosner is a current member of the University of San Diego Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. He joined the board in 2006. 

Read the Los Angeles Times article online.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.