Hon. Robert Feinerman
Case Manager: Eve Thorstens
Tel: (310) 201-0010 Ext. 144
B.A., UCLA, February 1946; J.D., University of California (Boalt Hall of Law), June 1949; graduate of National College of State Trial Judges, University of Colorado, July 1966.
Administrative Presiding Justice, Second Appellate District, February 17, 1987 to February 16, 1988.
Presiding Justice, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Five, May 13, 1982 to February 16, 1988.
Judge, Superior Court of Los Angeles County, June 8, 1965 to May 14, 1982; served in Criminal, Civil, Juvenile, Psychiatric, Discovery and Law and Motion, and Santa Monica Departments; Supervising Judge of Criminal Departments in 1967 and advisor to 1967 Grand Jury.
Judge, Municipal Court, Los Angeles Judicial District, February 8, 1963 to June 8, 1965.
Select Committee on Supreme Court Procedures, 1987.
Chairman, Appellate Courts Institute, 1986.
Judicial Council Committee to Implement Proposition 32, 1985.
Member of Governing Board of California Center for Judicial Education and Research, 1982-86. Chairperson, 1984-85.
Vice President, California Judges Association, 1980-1981.
Member of the faculty of California Judicial College, 1980 and 1981.
Appellate Courts Committee, California Judges Association 1983-1987.
Executive Committee of California Judges Association, 1978-81.
Judicial advisor to California State Bar Committee on Court Reform, Civil Subcommittee, 1978.
Los Angeles County Bar Association Committee on Court Reform, 1980, 1981.
Chairman Ethics Committee, California Judges Association, 1975-76; 1976-77.
Member of National Conference of State Trial Judges' Committee on Fair Trial and Free Press , 1976.
Los Angeles Superior Court Executive Committee, 1967, 1973, 1975, 1978.
Chairman, Personnel and Budget Committee of Los Angeles Superior Court, 1976.
Representative of California Judges Association on Advisory Board of Public Assistance, Inc. For study of California correctional system intake, 1974-75.
Chairman, Education and Orientation Committee of Los Angeles Superior Court, 1970-72.
Sentencing Institute Advisory Committee of Judicial Council, 1967.
Participant in Criminal Justice Information Design Study of State of California, 1967-68.
Chairman, Criminal Courts Committee, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1967.
Chairman, Municipal Court Judges Association Committee on Alcoholism, 1963-1965.
Member of Criminal Justice Council of Los Angeles County, 1967-1971.
Admitted to practice before California Supreme Court on January 5, 1950; admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court on May 1, 1956; engaged in general practice of law in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills from January 1950 to February 7, 1963, with special emphasis on management representation in the field of labor-management relations; member of National Panel of American Arbitration Association; served on Arbitration Committee of Labor Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Teaching and Publications
Lecturer in Law, University of Southern California Law Center (Evidence; Psychiatry and Criminal Law), 1967-70; have also served as a guest lecturer at USC Medical School, UCLA Graduate School of Management, UCLA Extension (Program on Justice for the Poor) and the State Bar C.E.B. Programs (Evidence, 1973), have been a speaker at numerous judicial and legal seminars, including the California Judges Association Criminal Courts Bar Association, UCLA Law Seminar, Wilshire Bar Association, Lawyers Club of Los Angeles, and other organizations; have written and published articles on a variety of legal subjects in law reviews and bar journals; recipient of a special commendation from the Joint Committee on Legal Education of the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute (1963).
California Judges Association
American Judicature Society
Los Angeles Bar Association
Post Court of Appeal Retirement Experience
Have been engaged full time as a Mediator, Arbitrator and Judge Pro-Tem since retirement from the Court of Appeal. Have handled over 2,500 matters as an independent private judge; have also served as a member of the National Panel of the American Arbitration Association and as a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel of the National Center for Public Interest.
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