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Hon. Eric E. Younger
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Retired

An experienced judge and business litigator, Judge Eric Younger has worked as a private judge in all phases of dispute resolution since 1995. Judge Younger spent the last seven years of his term on the bench as a Fast Track judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court Central Civil Division, where he handled thousands of civil disputes of all kinds. Judge Younger’s relaxed style and easygoing nature puts the parties at ease.



Complex business litigation, construction defect, employment, intellectual property, insurance coverage/bad faith, law & motion, personal injury, professional malpractice, real estate.


Judge Younger served on the bench for two decades, where he conducted several hundred jury trials, several thousand court trials, law and motion hearings, and settlement conferences. He served twice on the Superior Court Executive Committee and in various master calendar courts. As a Justice Pro Tem for the Second District Court of Appeal, he authored nine opinions, seven of which were published.

Judge Younger was an Advisor to the Firm of Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger from 1999-2002 and Of Counsel to Graham & James from 1995-1999. Earlier in his legal career, Judge Younger served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of California and practiced business law as an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Judge Younger is the author of Younger on California Motions (6th ed., 2006, Thomson-West) and has published articles in numerous local and national publications.





Faculty: California Trial Judges College, Berkeley; National College of the Judiciary, Reno, NV; University of Southern California; University of California, Irvine.

Member: American Bar Association, committee chair and section officer; California Judges Association; Atlantic Exchange, Netherlands Board of Directors; Neighborhood Justice Center, Venice; National Association of Victims Assistance.


Harvard Law School, 1968, cum laude

University of Southern California, 1965, magna cum laude

Judge Younger is available throughout Southern California.

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