Business/Contracts, Discovery Referee, Employment, Family Law, Insurance Coverage Personal Injury, Legal and Medical Malpractice, Real Estate
CONFLICT RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE
Judge Ouderkirk sat on the Los Angeles Superior Court bench from 1991-2004, where he resolved all aspects of Family Law cases for the last four years of his tenure. From 1997-2000, he handled unlimited jurisdiction cases in the Central Civil Division.
Since 2004, Judge Ouderkirk has served as a discovery referee for the U.S. District Court in a complex, multi-party trademark case and has presided over depositions in the U.S. and Italy.
Judge Ouderkirk was known in the criminal courts for presiding over the “Reginald Denny beating case.” Prior to his appointment to the court, Judge Ouderkirk was a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles, where he prosecuted insurance fraud, art forgery, and music piracy. He served as an investigator for the District Attorney’s office from 1970-78 and was a Santa Monica police officer from 1965-70.
ORGANIZATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Member: Family Law Section, Beverly Hills Bar Assoc.; Los Angeles County Bar Assoc.; Riverside County Bar Assoc.; Desert Bar Assoc.
Attendee: CJER/Pepperdine - Straus Mediation Institute; CFLR Family Law update
Frequent speaker and panelist on family law issues for bar associations and other organizations
EDUCATION & TRAINING
1977, Loyola Law School
1972, California State University, Los Angeles; graduated with honors
Judge Ouderkirk is available throughout Southern California.