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Hon. Robert Feinerman
California Court of Appeal, Second District, Retired

A successful fulltime private judge for many years, Justice Robert Feinerman has been recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the Top Neutrals in California in 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007. Attorneys have said that he is “willing to carefully listen to both sides” and has “a penetrating analysis of right and wrong, and quite frankly, he’s seldom wrong.”



Complex business litigation, personal injury, products liability, professional malpractice, bad faith, employment, intellectual property, unfair trade practices, entertainment, real estate and corporate matters.


Since his retirement as a Presiding Justice of the California Court of Appeal, Justice Feinerman has been engaged in private dispute resolution as a mediator, arbitrator and private judge and has handled a broad spectrum of complex civil litigation.

During 25 years on the bench, Justice Feinerman served as Administrative Presiding Justice of the California Court of Appeal, Second District, and as Presiding Judge of Division Five. He also served by assignment on the California Supreme Court. He spent 17 years as a judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, where he handled civil and law & motion matters.

Justice Feinerman has lectured extensively at law schools and is a frequent speaker at CEB ­programs and other judicial and legal seminars. He has written and published articles in law reviews and bar journals on a variety of legal topics.



Chairman, California Center for Judicial Education and Research; Vice President, California Judges Association; Select Committee on Supreme Court Procedures; Chairman, Appellate Courts Institute; Faculty of California Judicial College; Judicial Advisor to California State Bar committee on Court Reform.

Lecturer in Law, University of Southern California Law Center


J.D., University of California (Boalt Hall of Law), 1949

B.A., UCLA, 1946

Graduate, National College of State Trial Judges, University of Colorado, 1966

Justice Feinerman is located in Southern California and will travel upon request.

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