Hon. Zerne P. Haning III (Ret.) has heard cases involving virtually all areas of California law during his 19-year judicial career. As a former appellate Justice as well as a Superior Court Judge, Justice Haning has experience in mediation at the appellate as well as at the trial and pre-filing level. He has settled numerous cases after judgment and while the cases were pending on appeal. Justice Haning has authored a wide variety of appellate opinions that govern the application of California law today.
Breach of contract actions involving national corporations
Shareholder derivative actions
Corporate partnership dissolution, fraud, etc.
Class actions, product liability, securities fraud, etc.
Commercial buildings, large-scale development, and single structures
Discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination cases
Governmental Public Agency
Public entity liability for tort, breach of contract, land use, and inverse condemnation
Health care matters involving provider-insurer, provider-provider, and reimbursement claims
Insurance coverage and subrogration disputes involving both public entities and private parties, including bad faith
Trade secrets, unfair competition, and computer technology
Neutral evaluator of appellate case involving nationally followed products liability matter against multinational conglomerate
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Premises liability, workplace accidents, vehicular accidents, etc.
Complex medical negligence actions in the seven figure damages category
Premises effects, breach of lease, landslide, purchase and sale (disclosure issues, etc.), real estate broker liability, land use, and development
Wildfire and Fire Cases
Discovery assignment in highly publicized urban fire incident
Fire cases relating to power providers and natural incidents
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS.
Former Chair, Technology Committee, First Appellate District, oversaw hardware and software installation, networking and software training, 1987-1998
Vice President, State Bar of California, 1980-1981
Board of Governors, State Bar of California, 1978-1981
Co-Chair, State Bar Committee on Law School Accreditation, 1979-1980
President, San Mateo County Bar Association, 1977
Co-author of California Practice Guide: Personal Injury, The Rutter Group, Thompson/West Publishing Co., Updated Annually
Lecturer and Panel Moderator, California Education of the Bar (CEB), Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER), California Judges Association (CJA), The Rutter Group; National Conference of Chief Judges
Background and Education
Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, First District, 1982-2000
Judge, Superior Court, San Mateo County, 1981-1982
Managing Partner, Haning, Fox & Guheen, practicing general civil litigation, San Mateo, CA., 1965-1981
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