Aaron Osten plays an instrumental role in the success of Greene Broillet & Wheeler’s trial team. Aaron’s trial practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury, business and employment litigation, wrongful death and legal malpractice. Aaron has helped effectively litigate and settle a wide range of cases for the firm.
Outside the courtroom, Aaron is a competitive surfer and shares his passion for surfing by teaching surfing to Veterans who suffer from disabilities such as PTSD. Aaron is also involved in the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and spends time outside of litigation advocating for legislation opposing animal cruelty.
Aaron’s unwavering commitment to justice helped achieve a $7 million jury verdict in a sexual harassment and wrongful termination case involving a whistleblower who sued celebrity yoga guru Bikram Choudhury. He also obtained a $5 million settlement in a legal malpractice case that involved a lawyer who failed to advise a hedge fund client on SEC regulations.
Aaron secured a multimillion-dollar jury verdict in a wrongful termination/whistleblower retaliation claim on behalf of a cancer research doctor, who had been terminated after refusing to fraudulently obtain NIH funds. In a premises liability lawsuit that settled for $4 million, Aaron helped represent the employee of an independent contractor who suffered paraplegia after being struck by falling machinery at a job site. In a binding arbitration, Aaron won a multimillion-dollar award on behalf of a woman who was struck by an elevator door causing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
Aaron attended San Diego State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and graduated with Honors. He also surfed competitively and helped lead SDSU to the Collegiate National Championships. He then attended Loyola Law School where he earned his J.D. While studying at Loyola, Aaron spent a summer in Costa Rica studying Environmental Law and International Human Rights Law. Aaron is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California. Aaron is a member of the State Bar of California as well as admitted to the U.S. District Court Central District of California. He was recently listed in the 2021 Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars; Civil Litigation, Personal Injury – General, Personal Injury – Products, and Professional Liability.
- U.S. District Court Central District of California
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
- Honors: Published works: “Privette Doctrine Ruling Has No Business Being Published”, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Dec. 29, 2016
- San Diego State University
- Ruling says no to new broad exception to Privette doctrine, Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 23, 2021
- Personal injury litigator shares joy of surfing with veterans, at-risk youths, Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 2, 2017
- Privette Doctrine Ruling Has No Business Being Published, Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 29, 2016
- The Power of ‘Me-Too’ Evidence in California Employment Cases, Law 360, March, 2016
- The Importance of Protective Orders in Product Liability Cases, Forum Magazine (October 2018)
- Offsetting the Delays Faced by Victims of Workplace Retaliation, Daily Journal, May 13, 2020
- High court to tackle evidentiary standard for retaliation claims, Daily Journal, March 24, 2021
Professional Associations & Memberships
- American Association for Justice Association of Business Trial Lawyers
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
- Association of Business Trial Attorneys
- Attorney Information Exchange Group
Honors & Awards
- 2017 - 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars; Civil Litigation, Personal Injury – General, Personal Injury – Products, and Professional Liability
- Chosen as the 2016 National Law Journal “Elite Trial Lawyers – Employment”
- The Best Lawyers in America©: Ones to Watch, 2021 - 2022