Larry A. Rothstein has been practicing law for forty-three years, specializing in construction, real estate, and complex business litigation and trials.

Mr. Rothstein is available for most matters in greater Southern California, including, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

He has a proven track record of success, having never lost a jury trial. He is a perennial selection as one of Southern California's Super Lawyers™, an honor given only to the top 5% of lawyers in their practice area. He is “AV” rated with Martindale-Hubbell, a peer-reviewed rating denoting both outstanding legal ability and very high ethical standards.

His success is based on achieving the best, most cost-effective results for his clients. He listens. He cares. He is honest. He is dedicated.

He loves the challenge of 11th-hour trials when the referring lawyer realizes the case isn't going to settle and he or she needs to bring in someone with Mr. Rothstein's skills to rescue the client.

Mr. Rothstein has handled a wide variety of public and private works construction cases including defect litigation, contract disputes, mechanic's liens, stop payment notices, bid disputes, false claims, prevailing wage claims, and bond disputes on behalf of surety companies, commercial owners, homeowners, developers, direct contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers.

Mr. Rothstein is a recognized expert in construction and surety law and litigation.

His real estate experience includes title disputes, easements, boundary disputes, nuisance and trespass claims, subjacent support, adverse possession, ground leases, and purchase and sale agreements involving public, commercial, and private litigants.

Mr. Rothstein has handled complex disputes running the gamut from banking and finance to nursing homes and trailer parks. Defamation and anti-SLAPP suits have become common and Mr. Rothstein has handled a variety of them as well.

The vast majority of cases settle. The best way to ensure that they do is to prepare them from the start as though they will go to trial.

Contact Larry today at 818-348-7000 or by sending an email.

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  • Organized, Well-Prepared and Detail Oriented

    I have known Larry Rothstein for over thirty years.  During that time, he has represented publicly and privately traded surety companies for which I have been senior claims counsel and manager.  I have also been retained by him as an expert witness and have testified on behalf of his clients.He i...
  • Outstanding Litigator

    Larry Rothstein has represented public companies I have worked with (and also represented) for more than thirty years.  He has taken cases we have had to trial and never lost.  Larry is an expert in surety and construction law and knows his way around a courtroom.  He is an outstanding litigator....
  • Extremely Knowledgeable; Always Available

    I am a general contractor specializing in high-end single-family residences.  For the past fourteen years, Larry Rothstein has represented my company whenever  disputes have arisen and has always provided the highest quality legal services and advice.  He is dedicated to achieving goals that are ...
  • A Stand Out Among His Peers

    I have known Larry Rothstein professionally and personally for forty years.  Mr. Rothstein has represented publicly and privately traded companies on which I have been both officer and director.  He has also represented members of my family and me individually.  I consider him one of the finest l...