Rosslyn "Beth" Hummer

Partner

  • location icon Los Angeles, CA
    633 West 5th Street
    Suite 4000
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

Rosslyn Hummer is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the Public Agency & Public Finance and Real Estate, Land Use and Environment Practices. Ms. Hummer is an effective litigator with a solid record of dispositive law and motion practice, including motions relating to arbitration along with jury and bench trial experience. Ms. Hummer has experience with appeals and petition for writs of mandate to the Court of Appeal and appeals to the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Hummer focuses on finding effective, efficient, and elegant solutions to legal disputes.

Ms. Hummer is an experienced litigator, representing a range of businesses and individuals in controversies relating to commercial and residential real property unlawful detainer (eviction), breach of contract claims, partnership dissolutions, unfair competition claims, breach of warranty and Consumer Legal Remedies Act claims, wage and hour disputes, environmental pollution claims, real estate disputes, and intellectual property disputes.  Since 2014 she has focused primarily on real estate related matters, including an elder abuse claim alleged against a family member who shared in ownership of an apartment building located in Culver City, California, fraudulent transfer claims against insiders involving real estate located all over the greater Los Angeles, California area, and a boundary dispute.

She has successfully resolved most of the disputes she has handled short of trial, through successful law and motion practice, private negotiation, formal and informal mediation, and mandatory settlement conferences.

Ms. Hummer has tried cases in the Superior Court and the federal District Court in Los Angeles.  She has appeared on behalf of a client before the International Trade Commission and has also represented a client in arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association.  In July 2017, Ms. Hummer assisted a client secure a judgment for breach of promissory note following a two-day bench trial in the Superior Court.  In October 2017, Ms. Hummer completed successful negotiations on behalf of client selling a commercial property in Beverly Hills for $3.9 million.

Certifications

Certified Emergency Response Team, City of Santa Monica, Fall 2018

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

Assist low-income parishioners at All Saints - Beverly Hills with landlord tenant issues.

Foreign Languages

German

Professional Presentations

  • recode:LA - Los Angeles' New Zoning Laws, February 2018 Presentation to Provisors' West LA Real Estate Affinity Group
  • Moderator, Measure S February 2017, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and Ziman Center for Real Estate, UCLA

Admissions

California

United States District Court, Central District of California

United States District Court, Southern District of California

United States District Court, Eastern District of California

United States District Court, Northern District of California

United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California

Associations

  • Chair, Land Use Planning and Environmental Law Sub-Section of Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Property Section
  • Member, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs Committee
  • Member, The Esquire Network
  • Member, German American Business Association (GABA)

Education

University of Oregon, School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1997

Pace University

Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1987

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