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Hon. Jack K. Mandel (Ret.)

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500 N. State College Blvd. , 14th Floor , Orange , CA 92868
Hon. Jack K. Mandel (Ret.), is a civil and business law expert with skills honed from 19 years service on the Orange County Superior Court bench.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Areas of expertise include civil jury trials and settlement in the following:
    • Breach of Contract
    • Estate/Probate:
      • Estate mediation over spousal support and community property issues
      • Mediation of estate matter involving elder financial abuse allegations
      • Probate mediation between siblings arising from dispute over money and property gifts from estate of parent 
    • Homeowners Association disputes
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Personal Injury (Major Motor Vehicle/Sports Injuries/Pedestrian Liability)
    • Product Liability
    • Real Estate/Specific Performance issues
    • Sexual Harassment; Age, Race, and Gender Discrimination cases
  • Orange County Human Relations Award, 2015
  • FACES Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015
  • Key to the City of Santa Ana, 2012
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Morningside College, 2012
  • "Humanitarian of the Year Award," California Judges Association, 2010
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees, Nicholas Education Foundations, 2008-Present
  • Co-founder of the Nicholas Academic Centers: NAC I, 2008; NAC II, 2009; NAC III, 2016
  • "Judge of the Year," Orange County Woman Lawyers, 2000
  • "George Washington Award," Freedom Foundation, 1999
  • "Volunteer of the Year," Los Angeles Times, 1998
  • "Harmon Scoville Award," Orange County Bar Association, 1994
  • "Outstanding Contribution to Education Award," Orange County Dept. of Education, 1990
  • "Trial Lawyer of the Year," Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 1973-1974
  • Executive Director, Nicholas Education Foundation, 2008-2010
  • Member, California Judges Association, 1981-2000
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Allegheny College, 1977-present
  • Faculty Member, California Judicial College (CJER), 1983-1992
  • Mentor and tutor (daily), Santa Ana High School Library, 1992-2002
  • Founder, Dollars for Scholars, Santa Ana High School, 1990
  • Founder, Stay in School Program, Santa Ana Unified School District, 1989

  • Judge, Orange County Superior Court, 1981-2000; (Supervising Judge, Civil Law; County Settlement Judge, Family Law; Supervising Judge, Bodily Injury Panel, 1995-1996)
  • Partner, Mandel & Zener, Anaheim, CA, 1970-1981
  • Captain, U.S. Air Force, 1962-1966
  • M.A., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1967
  • LL.B., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1961
  • B.A., Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, 1958
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    Specialties

    • Arbitration
    • Business/Commercial
    • Employment
    • Family Law
    • Personal Injury/Torts
    • Professional Liability
    • Real Property
    Available nationwide

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