Hon. Michael Berg

Hon. Michael Berg

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Retired

An experienced dispute resolution neutral who currently specializes as a fulltime arbitrator, Judge Berg has arbitrated many hundreds of cases covering a broad spectrum. Disputes have included complex matters and range from contractual and insurance coverage cases to disputes involving business ownership, property, unfair trade and business practice claims, to name a few.


  • Member, American Arbitration Association, Complex Litigation and Commercial Litigation panels
  • Elected twice by his colleagues to the Superior Court's Executive Committee
  • Member: California Judges Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association


Insurance, Business/Commercial, Real Estate, Unfair Competition, Entertainment, Breach of Contract, Professional Malpractice, Intellectual Property, Fee Disputes, Contract Disputes.


Judge Berg served on the Superior Court for 30 years, where he conducted numerous settlement conferences and resolved law & motion and discovery matters. He was assigned to Complex Civil trials for many years and spent eight years as a Fast Track judge.

During his assignment to the Second District Court of Appeal, he wrote several decisions, including People v. Masters 134 CA3d 509, cited in Witkin, California Evidence, and Garcia v. Douglas Aircraft 133 Cal. App.3d 890.

Judge Berg’s vast judicial experience and advanced mediation training, coupled with his dedication and perseverance, often resulted in settlements which otherwise might not have been possible.

Judge Berg has authored articles in the settlement field and has lectured law firms and bar groups on the subject of settlement confidentiality.


  • J.D. (1959), University of Southern California School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science (1954), University of California at Los Angeles

Judge Berg is available throughout California.

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