Dennis Moss is of counsel to Moss Bollinger, LLP. Mr. Moss’ entire 44-year career as an attorney has been as an advocate for working men and women in private and public sector employment law in both non-union and union contexts. In the last twenty years he has been lead or co-lead counsel in over 60 class actions and FLSA representative actions. He has argued over 25 appeals in state and federal appellate courts on issues ranging from the propriety of class certification to the constitutional rights of public employees to speak out on matters of public concern. He was the sole attorney for the Appellant in one of the leading California Supreme Court cases in the realm of wage and hour laws, Ramirez v. Yosemite Water Co., 20 Cal.4th 785 (1999), a case that significantly advanced the overtime rights of California employees. He also prevailed in the California Supreme Court in Alvarado v. Dart, (2018) 4 Cal. 5th 542, and Melendez v. San Francisco Giants, (2019) 7 Cal. 5th 1. Most recently, he won a significant reversal in the California Supreme Court in Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel (2021) 11 Cal.5th 858. In the consumer class action arena, he succeeded on behalf of consumers in Pastoria v. Nationwide Insurance (2003) 112 CA 4th 1490. He has authored numerous friend of the court briefs, including one in Sav-On Drug Stores, Inc. v. Superior Court, 34 Cal.4th 319 (2004).
Mr. Moss has lectured at seminars for attorneys on a variety of topics, including contracting out of State employee work, wage and hour class actions, preemption, class action mediation, tip pooling, the impact of the National Labor Relations Act on class action bar provisions in non-union settings, and the Class Action Fairness Act. In his spare time, he is a docent at the Ventura County Museum of the Holocaust.
Mr. Moss received his B.A. in 1974 from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from Loyola University in 1977.