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About Judge Williams

ADR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

          • Successful private practice as Mediator, Arbitrator and Discovery Referee since 2008          

          • Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court for 24 years (1984-2008)

Full-time Settlement Judge for 3 years (2005-2008) 

Settled hundreds of major civil cases as Superior Court Judge

Adjunct Professor, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law since 2004

Co-Teacher, California Judicial College Civil Settlements Course (2004-2008)

Instructor, Los Angeles Superior Court Settlement Courses (2004-2008) 

          • Frequent Instructor and Speaker on Dispute Resolution matters

Hundreds of hours of ADR training (Pepperdine, Harvard, ABA, et al.)

“Peacemaker of the Year,” Southern California Mediation Association (2003)  

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

1984-2008 Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court

2005-2008 Full Time Settlement Court

1992-2005 Unlimited Jurisdiction Civil Trial Court

1984-1992 Felony Criminal Trial Court Executive Committee, ADR Committee, California State-Federal Judicial Council, California Center for Judicial Education & Research (Judicial Training Organization) Governing Committee

PRE-JUDICIAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1980-1984 Chief Assistant United States Attorney, Central District of California, Los Angeles. Twice court-appointed interim United States Attorney during this period

1979-1980 Chief, Narcotic & Dangerous Drug Section, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

1975-1979 Assistant United States Attorney, Central District of California, Los Angeles

1977-79 Chief, Controlled Substance Unit

1969-1999 United States Navy Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps Officer.  Retired in 1999 with rank of Captain

1975-1999 Inactive (Reserve) Duty: U.S., England, Germany, Italy, Bahrain, El Salvador, Cambodia

1969-1975 Active Duty, Pearl Harbor, HI & Long Beach, CA

1967, 1969 Police Officer, Virginia Beach, Virginia

BAR ADMISSIONS
 
Virginia (1969), California (1972), Hawaii (1972)

United States Supreme Court, various federal appellate and trial courts

EDUCATION

1969 University of Virginia School of Law, Bachelor of Laws

1966 Yale University, Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)

PUBLICATIONS / VIDEOS

Chapter 1 “Approaching Employment Remedies."  Employment Damages and Remedies.  California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB).  2012

“A Matter of Choice.” Video presentation for The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law.  2008

“ADR in the Courts.” Video presentation for The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law.  2008

"The Settlement Choice: Deal or Ordeal.” Advocate, Journal of the Consumer Attorneys Associations of Southern California. July 2007.

WEB SITE
JudgeAlexanderWilliams.com

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

  • California Judges Association
  • American Bar Association (1970-2015)
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • US-Korea Law Foundation (Honorary Director)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • California Dispute Resolution Council (Board of Directors - 2010-2012)
  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • Judge Advocates Association
  • Military Officers Association of America
  • Association of the United States Navy





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