Practice Areas

  • Employment Law

  • Commercial Litigation

  • White Collar Criminal Defense


University of Southern California Gould School of Law

  • J.D. 2021
  • Executive Editor, Southern California Law Review, Vol. 94

University of California, Davis

  • A.B., Political Science 2016

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California

  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tyler S. Dobberstein

Tyler Dobberstein is an Associate in the Los Angeles office of Kabat Chapman & Ozmer, where his practice includes employment, commercial, and white-collar matters.

Before joining KCOZ, Tyler served as an Associate at a respected Southern California law firm specializing in civil litigation spanning labor and employment, entertainment, consumer rights, and business disputes. While in law school, Tyler worked as a law clerk at the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, where he assisted in defending a high-profile capital felony case. He was also a part of USC Gould’s Immigration Clinic, representing clients seeking asylum and other forms of humanitarian relief.

Tyler received his J.D. from USC Gould School of Law. At USC, he served as the Executive Editor for Volume 94 of the Southern California Law Review. Tyler also served as the inaugural Vice President of the C. David Molina First Generation Professionals Program. Tyler attended the University of California, Davis, as an undergraduate, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

  • Secured a favorable verdict in a trial involving allegations of consumer protection law violations against a Fortune 100 automotive company.
  • Achieved a 70% reduction in the opposing party’s attorneys’ fees and costs by challenging the fees incurred following the client’s initial settlement offer.
  • Appeared before the Court of Appeal challenging California’s 30-day payment requirement for arbitration fees in employment arbitrations, citing preemption by the Federal Arbitration Act.
  • Successfully moved for arbitration in multiple lawsuits alleging breach of contract against an international transportation company.
  • Developed policies and best practices for a multinational finance corporation regarding the ethical gathering of competitive intelligence.
  • Selinger v. Ford Motor Co., No. 2:22-CV-08883-SPG-KS, 2023 WL 2813510 (C.D. Cal. Apr. 5, 2023) (denying opposing party’s motion for remand).
  • 2021 Edward and Eleanor Shattuck Award
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • USC Gould Alumni Association