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 is deeply familiar with insurance-related disputes. As an appellate court justice and trial judge, he oversaw numerous matters involving a wide variety of insurance issues. He also held frequent settlement conferences as a justice and judge to resolve insurance cases at every stage of litigation.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Justice King spent 19 years practicing civil litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in liability claims.

Representative Matters

  • Action by structured settlement group to void assignment of structured settlement
  • Bad faith and breach of contract against insurer for failure to cover water damage caused by plumbing burst
  • Bad faith and fraud action based on sale of annuity and necessity of economic injury to support award of damages for emotional distress
  • Coverage dispute between excess and primary insurers over duty to defend when primary insurance exhausted
  • Coverage dispute relative to fire insurance
  • Indemnity action between co-defendants in underlying personal injury action involving detour at roadway construction site
  • Insurance coverage dispute relative to general liability policy where insured opened car door, striking passing bicyclist
  • Insurance coverage under product contamination policy
  • Insurers action against insured for impairing subrogation rights by insured’s compromise of underlying action
  • Liability of contractor under completed and accepted doctrine for latent defect
  • Subrogation action by insurer where insured previously released all claims
  • Subrogation of title insurer to claim of indemnity
  • Suit between successive insurers for equitable indemnity for defense costs as to underlying construction defect suit
  • Suit by insurance company seeking indemnity against claims administrator for failure to settle claim within policy limits
  • Suit by medical provider against health insurer for unpaid medical bills and the appropriateness of arbitration as set forth in California Code of Civil Procedure and Title 9 of the Federal statutes
  • Termination of agreement between independent insurance broker and insurance company
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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