Mr. Osterberg is the Managing Partner of Haight Brown & Bonesteel’s Riverside office. He is the leader of the Public Entity Practice Group, and also a member of the Employment & Labor, General Liability and Transportation Law Practice Groups. Mr. Osterberg’s practice is concentrated on the defense of civil lawsuits brought against both public and private entities in state and federal courts. He represents public entities and their employees in matters arising out of the California Tort Claims Act or the Federal Civil Rights Act. He routinely defends public entities against claims involving police liability, civil rights violations, firefighter/paramedic liability, employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, real property disputes, premises liability and general government tort liability.
Mr. Osterberg also defends private entities against claims involving employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination, as well as claims arising from property, casualty and commercial losses, based upon theories of product liability and premises liability.
Mr. Osterberg’s practice is results-driven. Early identification of critical issues, combined with thorough investigation and discovery, have often lead to successful dispositive motions prior to trial.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Osterberg has served as an administrative hearing officer for public entity employment matters, and has served as a mediator for the San Bernardino County Superior Court.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Osterberg worked for eight years as a police officer for the Township of Fairfield, New Jersey, and the City of Pasadena, California.