Robert M. Bodzin


  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Robert M. Bodzin is a Partner in the San Francisco office of GRSM and Northern California Commercial Litigation Practice Group Leader. Robert also has substantial experience defending Class Actions, D&O and Shareholder Litigation and Product & General Liability Litigation. He successfully tries, mediates, and arbitrates complex litigation cases on behalf of businesses and individuals and he has done so in both California and New York for 30 years.


    • California
    • New York
    • New Jersey


    • Adviser and past Chair to the Litigation Section of the State Bar of California (now California Lawyers Association), Past Committee Chair and a frequent speaker on panels for best practices in litigation and trial and is the co-chair of these events
    • DRI Retail & Hospitality Vice Chair and Steering Committee Member (Past Membership)

    Community Involvement

    • Provides Pro Bono legal services to veterans as an attorney accredited by the Veterans Administration  
    • Member of the Golden Gate Business Association since 2006
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience

    Trial, Litigation & Counseling

    • Manages and defends a variety of commercial transactions, class actions and contract disputes, including those arising out Consumer and Employment Class Actions, California Unfair Business Practices Claims under Business and Professions Code Section 17200 and 17500, the Consumer Legal Remedies Act and those which assert breaches of fiduciary duties by directors, officers, business partners and LLC members
    • Draws on his extensive experience as a trial attorney and provides strategic advice and consulting to large corporations, small businesses and individual clients on prospective litigation avoidance. Robert also functions as local counsel in California state and federal court litigation and provides guidance and expertise to attorneys and clients nationwide
    • Trial counsel for large corporations, small businesses and individual professionals in business litigation matters and complex catastrophic personal injury/wrongful death/emotional distress cases
    • Defends wrongful death, serious personal injury and business cases arising out of trucking, transportation, logistics, disputes, farm, agricultural and equestrian claims
    • Represents financial software company defending California state and federal class actions and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act cases
  • Publications & Presentations
    • Regular speaker on business litigation at seminars, which include those sponsored by the California Litigation Section, the California Retailers Association and DRI
  • Education


    J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 1992

    B.S., cum laude, Political Science, State University of New York at Albany, 1989


    Super Lawyers® of Northern California (2012-2023)*

    Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants (2024)


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