Aviation, business/contract, class action/mass tort, employment, environmental, healthcare, insurance, personal injury, professional liability, real estate.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE
Judge Pratt tried more than 700 court and jury trials in a variety of matters. He handled all Fen-Phen diet drug product liability cases in California from 1998 to 2006, of which all 4,700 cases were ultimately settled with only two trials conducted. He was one of four judges in Los Angeles County who handled California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) cases in 2006-2007.
Judge Pratt also mediated thousands of cases involving a variety of issues since 1993, including complex business and commercial, construction defect, employment, environmental, insurance, mass torts, catastrophic personal injury, professional liability, and real property.
Judge Pratt has served as as special master and discovery referee in numerous complex, high-profile cases.
Judge Pratt is fluent in Spanish.
ORGANIZATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Attendee, U.S. Army War College Strategic Implementation Seminar, 2011
Recipient, Judge of the Year Award, Celtic Bar Association, 2008
Recipient, Lifetime Judicial Award, Southeast District Bar Association, 2008
Judge of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, 2004
Judge of the Year, Southeast District Bar Association, 2000
Judge of the Year, Whittier Bar Association, 1997
Member, California Judges Association, 1988-present (former board member)
Municipal Court Judges Association of Los Angeles County, 1988-present
Mexican-American Bar Association, 1987-present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1977-present
Southeast District Bar Association, 1977-present
Advisory Committee, California State Bar Litigation Section
“Low Stress,” Daily Journal, ADR pro le, February 10, 2017
“Expanded Horizons,” Daily Journal, ADR pro le, February 9, 2009
J.D., Western State University School of Law, Fullerton, CA, 1977
B.A., California State University, Long Beach, CA, 1972
Judge Pratt is available throughout California.