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websitebwrichardpage1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Richard John Kossler II has been a transportation attorney for the past 30 years. During this time, he has been extensively involved in the transportation industry, serving as both inside and outside general counsel to carriers, as well as representing carriers on specific legal issues. He has represented carriers, carriers’ insurance companies, freight forwarders, brokers, third party affiliated companies, owner-operators, van lines, and agents in all types of state and federal legal matters and issues. His years of experience have given him expertise in the most important legal issues facing transportation companies today.


  • Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)
  •  American Movers and Storage Association (AMSA)
  • Conference of Freight Counsel (CFC)
  • California Moving and Storage Association (affiliated member)


  • Currently serves as outside General Counsel to: Bekins A1 Movers, Inc.; BCI, Inc.; Bekins Moving Solutions, Inc.; BTS Logistics, Inc.; Merit Moving Systems, Inc.; Republic Moving and Storage
  • General Counsel to Global Van Lines, Inc., and Global International, Inc. (1996 – 2001)
  • General Counsel to Bekins Moving and Storage, Co., and BMS Holdings, Inc. (2001 – 2006)


  • 1980 Western State University, College of Law J.D. Juris Doctor
  • 1978 California State University Fullerton B.A. Political Science/Economics
  • 1977 Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society Economics


  • 1981 Admitted to the California State Bar
  • 1981 United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • 1981 California State Bar Association
  • 1981 American Bar Association


  • Married to Jennifer Kossler
  • Children: Richard III, Tanya, Katerina and Michael
  • Past Singles and Doubles National Outdoor Racquetball Champion
  • 10 Marathons
  • Interests include exercising, boating and golf