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Hon. Mark A. Weiss
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Retired

A favorite of the Family Law Section of the San Fernando Valley Bar, Commissioner Mark Weiss is now available as a private judge to handle divorce mediation, arbitration and discovery. Commissioner Weiss is known to be thorough, fair, determined and direct, with an exceptional understanding and application of the law. His straightforward approach creates a trusting and comfortable atmosphere in which attorneys and their clients can settle highly contentious divorces outside the courtroom.



Family Law, including divorce mediation, arbitration and discovery


Commissioner Weiss has served as a Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner since 1986, where he was assigned to Family Law and Juvenile Court. He was a part-time referee for the court from 1985-86.

Commissioner Weiss maintained a private practice from 1972-86 and was a Los Angeles County Deputy Public Defender from 1968-1972. He has served as a member of the CEB and CJER faculties and frequently led seminars and presentations on Family Law issues.

Commissioner Weiss is a graduate electrical engineer and is a founding member of the Superior Court’s Automation/Technology Committee. He has lectured to lawyers and judges on the application of computers to the profession of law.



CJER Faculty: Family Law and Procedure Institute, New Judge Orientation, Family Law Child Custody, Computer Training for Trial Judges

Los Angeles Superior Court: Computer Training for Trial Judges

Continuing Judicial Studies Program Faculty: Advanced Family Law Seminar Leader

CEB Faculty: Family Law

Los Angeles County Bar/Superior Court: Family Law Symposium; Child Custody Colloquium

San Fernando Valley Bar Association: Frequent program presenter


J.D. (1967), UCLA

B.S.E.E. (1964), University of California at Berkeley

Commissioner Weiss is available throughout Southern California.

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