Hon. Dion G. Morrow, Ret.
After a distinguished 40-year legal career, Judge Morrow has built an active mediation and arbitration practice in which he handles major insurance-related claims, complex litigation such as construction defect and environmental disputes, and discovery management. He has earned a reputation for being principled, exceptionally well-reasoned, and a “stronger judge than others.” His work ethic is second to none, and his ability to cut to the chase makes him one of the area’s most efficient and sought-after arbitrators. As a facilitator, he is known to be invaluable with client control, but he is also “very approachable and considerate.”

One of the first “Fast Track” judges, Judge Morrow presided over many significant civil cases during 18 years on the Los Angeles Superior Court bench. He also spent 18 years in private practice, including two years as a senior assistant to the Los Angeles City Attorney. He served as an advisor to the Los Angeles City Council and various city commissions on a number of issues, including a request to review material pertaining to the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. He has taught at the National Judicial College in Reno, NV, and is a frequent lecturer at such professional associations as the Los Angeles County Bar, the California Judges Association, the Center for Judicial Research, and The Rutter Group.

SPECIALIZES IN:

Complex litigation involving insurance, construction defect, environmental and business issues; personal injury; employment; products and professional liability; and discovery matters.

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., Loyola University School of Law (1957)
  • George Pepperdine College (now Pepperdine University), Malibu, CA

ORGANIZATIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Langston Bar Association’s “Judge of the Year” in 1992
  • Hall of Fame inductee in 1998
  • Instructor: National Judicial College and California State University, Los Angeles
  • Presenter and lecturer: MCLE, The Rutter Group; Los Angeles County Bar Assn., California Judges Assn., CJER

MEMBER:

  • Los Angeles County Bar Assn.
  • John M. Langston Bar Assn.
  • Former member, BAJI Committee (1983-89).

AVAILABLE:

Los Angeles County and Orange County.