Gerald Michael Serlin

Contact Details


22708 Mariano St., Woodland Hills, California 91367




Benedon & Serlin, LLP appears in both the state and federal appellate and supreme courts. We pride ourselves on being intimately familiar with the appellate procedure and the appellate courts, but also have a firm knowledge of general substantive law. As a result, we conduct appeals and trial consultations in a wide range of substantive legal areas. Our firm has been acknowledged for our repeated successes, among others, in employment, arbitration, anti SLAPP, tort, and civil rights matters.

Based on the extensive and recognized experience of our attorneys, the firm provides the winning edge:

· Firm founding attorneys Douglas Benedon and Gerald Serlin, as well as firm attorney Melinda Ebelhar, are certified appellate law specialists (certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization);
· Benedon & Serlin, LLP received a National Tier 1 and a Los Angeles Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in appellate practice by U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” guide;
· Founding Attorneys Gerald Serlin and Douglas Benedon and firm attorneys Judith Posner and Wendy Albers received a Best Lawyers in America ranking, in Appellate Law, U.S. News & World Report;
· Firm founding attorneys, Douglas Benedon and Gerald Serlin, as well as firm attorneys Wendy Albers, Melinda Ebelhar, and Judith Posner, have been selected as Southern California Super Lawyers, in appellate law, by Law & Politics. Only five percent of all attorneys are identified as “Super Lawyers”;
· Our firm as a whole, and both firm founding attorneys individually, are AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available;
· Firm founding attorneys Gerald Serlin, and firm attorneys Kelly Horwitz and Judith Posner, completed judicial clerkships and/or held judicial attorney positions; and
· Firm attorneys have received awards and professional recognition for their outstanding achievement in appellate advocacy.

Experience and proven success make Benedon & Serlin, LLP a well recognized and highly respected appellate firm.



Certified Appellate Law Specialist

Law Firm

Benedon & Serlin, LLP

Area of Practice

Amicus Curiae, Appeals, Appeals and Writs, Appellate, Brief, Briefing, Case Information Statement, Certiorari, Citation, Civil Appeals & Writs, Clerk’s Transcript, Decision, Designation of Record, En Banc, Judge, Judgment, Jurisdiction, Justice, Mandate, Memorandum Disposition, Notice of Appeal, Opening, Opinion, Oral Argument, Panel, Petition, Petitioner, Post-Trial Motion, Prohibition, Real Parties in Interest, Real Party in Interest, Record, Reply, Reporter’s Transcript, Respondent, Superior Court, Supersedeas, Supreme Court, Trial Court, U.S. District Court, Writs


California State Bar; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals (Ninth and Tenth Circuits); U.S. District Courts in California.

Professional Affiliations

California Court of Appeal Settlement Officer, District Two; Member, Appellate Courts Committee; L.A. County Bar Appellate Elections Evaluations Committee; Los Angeles County and San Fernando Valley Bar Associations; Best Lawyers in America, in Appellate Law, 2016 2019, U.S. News & World Report — Best Lawyers; Appellate Lawyer of the Year, 2018 — USA, Lawyer Monthly; Attorney of the Year — California 2017, Corporate Vision Magazine; 2016 CLAY Award (Daily Journal and California Lawyer) Attorney of the Year for Extraordinary Achievement in Appellate Practice; Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles — Nominee for 2009 Appellate Lawyer of the Year; Martindale Hubbell AV rated.


University of California, Berkeley (B.A., History High Honors 1980; B.A., Political Economy Honors 1980); University of Southern California (J.D., 1985); Member, University of Southern California Law Review. Judicial Clerkship: Research Attorney to Acting Presiding Justice Robert E. Rickles (Dec.) (1985 1986) and Associate Justice John H. Hews (Dec.) (1987), California Court of Appeal.


Woodland Hills