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Hon. Victor H. Persón

Judge of the Superior Court, Retired

RESUME

Hon. Victor H. Persón

Judge of the Superior Court, Retired

Recognized as a Daily Journal “Top Neutral” in 2009 and a full time mediator, arbitrator, and discovery referee since 2007, Judge Persón brings 45 years of legal experience to his practice, including 23 years of judicial experience. Known on the bench for his courteous demeanor, thorough preparation, and excellent knowledge of the law, he has earned a reputation as an effective, serious ADR professional whose grasp of complex issues brings high-stakes and often high-value disputes to resolution. 


LEGAL EXPERIENCE


  • 1992-2007 Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court

            -2000-2007 Civil Fast Track assignment

            -Served on the Rules, Technology, and ADR Committees

  • 1985-1992 Municipal Court Judge, Pasadena Judicial District
  • 1973-1985 Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County

           -Spent 5 years in the Consumer and Environment Protection

           -Division prosecuting unfair competition, false advertising, and other consumer claims


AREAS OF SPECIALTY


  • Business & Commercial
  • Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Elder Care & Abuse
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Entertainment
  • Personal Injury, including Product Liability


AWARDS and MEMBERSHIPS


  • 2009 Daily Journal “Top Neutral” 
  • Honorary Member of the Board of Directors, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities 
  • Judicial Advisor to the Board of Directors, William J. Rea ABOTA Inn of Court 
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL), Los Angeles Chapter 
  • Associate Member, California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) 
  • Associate Member, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) 


EDUCATION


  • 2005 Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (40 hours), Pepperdine University
  • 1971 JD, Loyola Law School
  • 1968 BS in Business Administration, University of Southern California


CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

Judge Persón regularly attends continuing legal education seminars offered by various professional groups or bar associations, including: 

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Annual Convention 
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), Annual Conference 
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL), Annual Seminar 
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC), Annual Seminar