Hon. Lawrence W. Crispo

Hon. Lawrence W. Crispo

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Retired

Judge Crispo’s tenure on the bench and his extensive private career enable him to easily and effectively work with counsel and their clients to move matters toward resolution. Knowledgeable in many aspects of the law and highly respected by trial lawyers, Judge Crispo is insightful and personable. He has been able to achieve consensus in almost all matters brought before him.


  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Delegate and Ex-Officio
  • Chair: State Bar Litigation section; Coalition for Justice; Los Angeles County Bar Assn., Judiciary Committee
  • President: Loyola Law School Alumni Board of Governors; Italian- American Lawyers Assn. of Los Angeles
  • Member: American Bar Assn.; California Judges Assn.; American Judicature Society; Assn. of Business Trial Lawyers; American Inns of Court; American Board of Trial Advocates; American College of Trial Lawyers


Business/Commercial, Construction Defect, Discovery, Employment, Entertainment, Family Law, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith, Intellectual Property, Professional Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Probate, Real Estate.


Judge Crispo’s tenure as a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge included nearly a decade assigned to a Direct Civil Calendar, where he resolved a wide range of civil disputes. Since his retirement from the bench, he has mediated and arbitrated virtually every kind of case. Known for his ability to achieve consensus, Judge Crispo combines insight,knowledge of the law and a command of the settlement process.

A legal professional for more than 40 years, Judge Crispo began his career as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles. He worked as a sole practitioner, associate and later Of Counsel to the firm of Gilbert, Thompson & Kelly before becoming a partner at Breidenbach, Swainston, Crispo & Way, where he remained until he was appointed to the Superior Court.

Judge Crispo served on countless judicial committees and panels and has been a faculty member and frequent lecturer for a number of educational and legal institutions.


  • 1961, Loyola Law School
  • 1966, Loyola Marymount University
  • Mediation & Advanced Mediation training, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine
  • Mediation and Dispute training, National Judicial College

Judge Crispo is available throughout California.

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