Los Angeles County Superior Court, Retired
Judge Owen Lee Friedman Kwong is well known for his broad and extensive experience in settling cases. He was the first judge to be assigned to the Los Angeles Superior Court's Central Civil Settlement Program. He is especially skilled in settling high-profile, complex cases and has done so all over the country and abroad, including multi-party federal and state cases. In 2003, Judge Kwong was assigned to the ADR Department and, prior to that, handled a direct calendar, fast-track civil trial court and MSCs. Judge Kwong is highly regarded and respected by attorneys and fellow judges, who sent their most contentious cases to him for settlement. Known as the go-to judge, he is an outstanding neutral respected for his intelligence, preparation, broad knowledge of case law, persistence and witty sense of humor. Judge Kwong is considered the master of settlement!