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Mar. 23, 2022

Hon. Jacqueline Connor (Ret.)

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Business & Commercial Contract, Consumer Rights Litigation, Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Real Estate

Following a decade as a trial lawyer in the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office after obtaining degrees from USC, Hon. Jacqueline Connor was appointed to the Los Angeles bench in 1986.

She has tried over 200 jury trials as a litigator with hundreds more on the bench in both criminal and civil courts.

In her 25 years presiding in trial courts, she handled cases ranging from death penalties to construction defect to medical malpractice, business, property, employment and personal injury disputes. She was recognized as a national expert on jury reform and has lectured widely and published numerous articles over the 45 years of being on the front lines of our justice system.

Named Judge of the Year from multiple organizations and identified as a Top Mediator, she is excruciatingly aware of the costs and risks of litigation that have risen with the universal availability of information on the internet, the changing demographics of our juries and the unpredictable impact of COVID-19.

Dedicated to resolving disputes out of court after her retirement from the bench, she has served as a mediator/arbitrator for ADR Services, Inc. since 2012. She brings an additional unique perspective from having been raised outside the United States with her first language being Japanese.

She strongly believes that mediation is the best and last place where parties have control, and is essentially the only place where creative solutions solve both legal disputes and the underlying issues that no jury or judge can address.

Judge Connor knows that getting to the numbers is not always what makes the difference. Working closely with lawyers and their clients, they, as a team, have been able to attack core issues efficiently and thoroughly, reaching win-win results.



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