Hon. Fred K. Morrison (Ret.)

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Real Property

Justice Morrison has tried, arbitrated, mediated and served as a judicial referee in numerous real property disputes involving complex development issues, as well as matters dealing with title issues, zoning, inverse condemnation, insurance, environmental cleanup liability, leasing, allocation of property tax revenue and eminent domain. Justice Morrison has been described as havinga quick intelligence, good judgment, and common sense.”

Representative Matters

  • Mediated case involving damage to real property caused by a landslide, inverse condemnation, negligence, and insurance issues

  • Mediated breach of contract case brought by a land owner and developer against a church

  • Mediated case involving environmental cleanup liability, contractual indemnification and real property leasing issues

  • Mediated dispute over the proper allocation of property tax revenues between county office of education and a school district

  • Mediated action to rescind a land sale based on a mutual violation of the Subdivision Map Act

  • Mediated action alleging unfair enforcement of CC&Rs by homeowners association

  • Served as a judge pro tem in a dispute over the ownership and inheritance of agriculture land

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Ninth Circuit Trustee, Board of Trustees of the American Inns of Court, 2009-2013
  • Member, Third District Court of Appeal Committee to Establish Appellate Mediation and Settlement Program
  • Presiding Special Master, Commission on Judicial Performance Hearing, 2007
  • Member, Supreme Court Advisory Committee for Publication of Court of Appeal Opinions, 2005-2006
  • “Medical Malpractice Litigation: Policy, Procedures and Perspective,” John M. Mott Memorial Lecture, University of California, Davis Medical School, 2001
  • Speaker, programs on civil litigation and medical malpractice, University of California, Davis Medical School, 2001-present
  • Justice Pro Tem, California Supreme Court, 2002
  • Judge of the Year, Sacramento County Bar Association, 1997
  • Member, Governing Board, California Center for Judicial Education and Research, 1995-2000
  • Founding Member and Executive Committee Member, Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court, 1990 to present; (President, 1993-1997)
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association, 1978 – 1985; Bar Council, 1983-1985; Secretary-Treasurer, 1983; Vice-President, 1985
  • "From Military to Mediation," ADR Profile, Daily Journal, August 24, 2012

Background and Education

  • Justice, California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, 1994-2009
  • Judge, Sacramento Superior Court, 1989-1994
  • Municipal Court Judge, Sacramento, 1985-1989
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Sacramento, CA, 1982-1985
  • Professor, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, CA, 1975–1982; Adjunct Professor, 1982-1989
  • Second Lieutenant to Brigadier General and National Guard Special Assistant to the Judge Advocate General of the Army, California National Guard, 1975-1993
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corp., U.S. Army, 1971-1975
  • J.D., magna cum laude, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1971
  • U.S. Army (tours in Korea and Vietnam), 1963-1975
  • B.S. (Psychology), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1963

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