Hon. Jack Newman

Hon. Jack Newman

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Retired

Since his retirement from the Superior Court in 1996, Judge Newman has mediated, arbitrated, and served as a discovery referee and special master in a multitude of cases. On the bench, he earned a reputation for being patient, knowledgeable, attentive, and very fair, and he continues to be a popular choice as a neutral in a wide variety of complex disputes.


  • Member: California Judges Association; Beverly Hills Bar Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles; Anti-Defamation League
  • Faculty: CJER Institutes, New Trial Judges Orientation Committee, and Continuing Judicial Studies Program; California Judicial College; CEB Civil Discovery, litigation skills; Rutter Group law and motion program; Calif. Judges Assn. seminars, Beverly Hills Bar Assn. law update programs


Entertainment, labor and employment, personal injury, commercial/business disputes, civil rights, insurance coverage disputes, real estate, construction defect, and discovery matters.


There are many highlights to Judge Newman's 20-year career as a member of the Los Angeles Municipal and Superior Courts, including his tenure as assistant presiding judge in 1980, as Vice President of the California Judges Association, and his receipt of the "President's Award" from the Beverly Hills Bar Association in 1996. He served several times as a judge pro tempore of the Court of Appeal, which yielded seven published opinions, one of which was adopted by the California Supreme Court as its own (People v. Leyba (1981) 25 Cal.3d 591).

His years in private practice emphasized labor and employment, workers compensation and general civil litigation, and his years on the bench filled out his experience in everything from Law and Motion to the Appellate Department. He also served four years in the busy West District Civil Settlements department.

Judge Newman has also maintained a high level of participation in continuing legal and judicial education programs, and served on the faculty of many CJER and CEB institutes and programs, which keeps him current on legal trends and recent developments in key legal issues.


  • University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law (J.D., 1965)
  • University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1961, political science, with honors)

Judge Newman is available throughout California.

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