Hon. Dion G. Morrow

Hon. Dion G. Morrow

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Retired

After a distinguished 40-year legal career in which he was well-known for his expertise in employment law, Judge Dion Morrow has built an active mediation and arbitration practice. In addition to employment, he also handles major insurance-related claims, complex litigation such as construction defect and environmental disputes, and discovery management. 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 neutrals.


  • Langston Bar Association's "Judge of the Year" in 1992 and 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)


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


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 has earned a reputation for being principled, exceptionally well-reasoned, and a "stronger judge than others." As a facilitator, he is known to be invaluable with client control, but he is also "very approachable and considerate.""

Judge Morrow 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.


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

Judge Morrow is available in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

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