About Jeff Yoss

Attorney Jeff Yoss Palm SpringsFor nearly 20 years, Jeff Yoss has successfully represented clients in many types of litigation cases throughout Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and beyond. He has extensive trial knowledge, and is admitted to the California Bar, Oregon Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

Jeff is a life-long learner and has achieved multiple international degrees and certificates, giving him a unique combination of skills and life experience.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Jeff earned a number of degrees from the University of Cape Town, including a Graduate Degree in Economics, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and a Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science.

His passion for the law led him to earn his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He has additionally achieved an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Jeff is certified as an attorney and counselor in the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, as well as admitted and qualified as a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, which is the equivalent of a state supreme court.

He is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, a professional organization made up of nearly 3,000 attorneys who represent plaintiffs seeking accountability from those who do wrong. This group maintains a vigilant presence in Sacramento with a team of legislative advocates who continually fight to ensure that our courts remain accessible to all and to level the playing field for underdog consumers facing wealthy and powerful foes.

It is very important to Jeff to be accessible to his clients. “Although I want my clients to feel like I am a zealous advocate in the courtroom on their behalf,” Jeff says, “I want to make sure they feel completely comfortable with me and feel respected and heard.”

Keeping abreast of legal issues and continuing education are very important to Jeff, and he completed the Trial Advocacy Program from the International Association of Defense Counsel in Boulder, Colorado. He has been a member of the American Inns of Court, a professional group designed to help improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar.
Early in his career, Jeff was part of Gelfand & Gelfand in Beverly Hills, California, and Middlebrook, Kaiser & Popka, in Palm Springs, California, where he was a partner.

His passion for learning includes sharing knowledge and Jeff has been an instructor at Phoenix University, where he taught law for undergraduate and MBA programs.

When he does get some time away from the office, Jeff enjoys fine and ethnic dining, traveling, reading (especially political, historical and espionage novels), and spending time with his wife, children and friends. He is a fervent rugby, soccer and cricket fan, and a baseball enthusiast, and watches these sports whenever possible.

Education:

  • Juris Doctor, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • Graduate Degree in Economics, University of Cape Town
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Cape Town
  • Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science, University of Cape Town
  • Certified in Trial Advocacy Program, International Association of Defense Counsel, Boulder, Colorado

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of California
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Desert Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Inns of Court
  • Past Employment:
  • Middlebrook, Kaiser & Popka, Palm Springs, California, Partner
  • Gelfand & Gelfand, Beverly Hills, California