All types of complex litigation, including business/commercial, class actions, construction defect, discovery, eminent domain, employment, entertainment, insurance coverage, medical and legal malpractice, personal injury, product liability, and real estate, among others.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE
Judge Persón was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1992 and spent the last seven years as a civil Fast Track judge handling hundreds of complex cases, including class actions involving asbestos, construction defect, and wage and hour issues. Judge Persón also handled law and motion, civil trials and settlement conferences while assigned to the Pomona court from 1993-1995.
As a Pasadena Municipal Court Judge from 1985-1992, Judge Persón gained recognition for his involvement in the Lamb Funeral Home matter, a highly-publicized case with the longest preliminary proceedings in Pasadena history. Judge Persón also spent many years as a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney in the Consumer & Environment Protection Division prosecuting unfair competition and false advertising cases, a position which exposed him to civil law and required frequent trips to the law and motion courts.
Attorneys offer “nothing but compliments” about Judge Persón and say he is “amiable but no-nonsense,” has a “very good understanding of the law,” and is thorough and well-prepared. Attorneys like him because “he settles cases.”
ORGANIZATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Member, Los Angeles Superior Court Rules Committee (2000-2007); Technology Committee (2004-2007); ADR Committee (2001-2006).
Judicial Advisor to the Board of Directors of the William J. Rea ABOTA Inn of Court in Los Angeles; member since 2005.
Member, California Judges Association.
Member, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
J.D., 1971, Loyola University Law School (now Loyola Law School)
B.S., 1968, USC
Judge Person is available primarily in California; nationally and internationally upon request.