Jeffrey King

Hon. Jeffrey King (Ret.)

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Hearing Officer

Case Manager
Giana Dittmar
T: 310-309-6202
F: 310-396-7576
1925 Century Park East, 14th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Jeffrey King is available to conduct cases virtually. JAMS is equipped to provide virtual ADR services on a variety of online platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and more.


Justice King has been involved in the resolution of workplace disputes as an appellate justice, trial court judge and attorney. He is familiar with the wide variety of issues and regulations involved, and is sensitive to the high levels of emotion and stress that invariably arise in employment matters.

Justice King has extensive experience with disputes involving public agency employees, governmental entities, and pension funds; he is also adept at managing large, multi-party cases, including class actions and Private Attorney General Act claims.

Representative Matters

  • Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
    • Demotion and retaliatory termination for reporting coworker for sexual harassment
    • Action against community college for employment discrimination and retaliation
    • FEHA and Unruh Act violations based on sexual discrimination
    • Failure to accommodate for disability and violation of collective bargaining agreement
    • Failure to accommodate plaintiff’s religious observance
    • Enforceability of arbitration provision
    • Actions involving wrongful termination based on pregnancy
    • Standing to bring attorney fees claim on FEHA action
    • Legal malpractice on statute of limitations for FEHA claim
  • Meyers-Milias Brown Act
    • Suit against county for violation of “meet and confer” provisions of Meyers-Milias Brown Act regarding wages and hours
    • Scope of “meet and confer” provisions
    • Unfair business practices under Myers-Milias Brown Act
  • Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBRA)
    • Allegation of improper demotion
    • Wrongful termination and suit seeking reinstatement of police officer
  • Private Attorney General Act (PAGA)
    • Employment class action relative to dispute over wage, hours and rest breaks with civil penalties and attorney fees pursuant to PAGA
  • Public Employment, Termination and Benefits
    • Termination of civil service employment and whether plaintiff mitigated damages by obtaining comparable employment
    • Right to disability retirement benefits under CalPERS
    • Action by peace officer association against municipality for failure to meet and confer over officer furloughs
    • Alleged due process violation in termination of employee from school district
    • Alleged unlawful termination in violation of MOU entered into between public employee’s association and governmental entity
    • Termination of employee and compliance with due process notice
  • Termination of Hospital Staff Privileges
    • Matters involving the termination of medical staff privileges pursuant to California’s Business and Professions code § 809 et seq.
    • Readmission to hospital staff following termination of privileges
  • Miscellaneous
    • Malicious prosecution stemming from employment-related dispute
    • Attorney fees under 42 U.S.C. §1988 in termination of governmental employee
Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS.

  • Kaufman-Campbell Judge of the Year Award, San Bernardino County Bar Association, 2015
  • Roger J. Traynor Memorial Appellate Justice of the Year Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2014
  • Judicial Officer of the Year, Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, 2013
  • Judge of the Year, American Board of Trial Advocates, Inland Empire Chapter, 2007
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1994-present
  • Member, John Lewis King Scholarship Committee, which provides scholarships to law students
  • Rancho Cucamonga City Council, 1984-1988
    • Mayor, City of Rancho Cucamonga, 1986
  • Served on the Rancho Cucamonga Planning Commission, 1981-1984
    • Planning Commission Chairman, 1982-1984

ADR Profiles

  • Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two, 2003-2016
  • Superior Court Judge, San Bernardino County, 1995-2003
  • Markman, Archinzky, Hansen & King, 1989-1995
  • Garza, Jure & King, 1981-1989
  • King & Gebbie, 1979-1981
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey King & Pamela King, 1978-1979
  • Law Offices of Herbert Hafif, 1976-1978
  • J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • B.A., University of Redlands




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