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Edward Wallin

Hon. Edward J. Wallin (Ret.)

Case Manager
Laura Aguilar
T: 714-937-8256
F: 714-939-8710
5 Park Plaza, Suite 400, Irvine, CA 92614


Justice Wallin joined JAMS in 1999 after 20 years on the bench, including the last 16 years on the California Court of Appeal. As a jurist with extensive experience resolving large, complex commercial, construction, real estate, employment, insurance, and intellectual property disputes, he ruled on thousands of injunctions and Temporary Restraining Orders. Since joining JAMS, he has successfully mediated and arbitrated a broad range of Intellectual Property cases. Justice Wallin is also a frequent presenter of Continuing Legal Education programs on trade secrets and injunctions.

Representative Mediations

  • Dispute between a credit card issuer and owners of pornographic websites
  • Dispute concerning copying of restaurant style, format, and menu
  • Dispute concerning copying of website designs and photos by a competing website
  • Dispute over copying of an athletic shoe design
  • Dispute over unauthorized use of a rock concert performer’s master recordings and claims of copyright infringement by a former member of his band
  • Internet domain name ownership dispute, including claims of cyber squatting and defamation
  • Jazz composer’s claim of copyright infringement in a television commercial
  • Music copyright claim against a singer-actor concerning ownership of song lyrics and music
  • Numerous trade secret disputes
  • Several patent claims involving electronic inventions and biotechnology
  • Trademark infringement claim against a touring rock group

Representative Arbitrations

  • Dispute over rights to jewelry designs
  • Disputes between competing companies over biotechnology products and patents
  • Disputes over product packaging design copying
  • Software copyright disputes
  • Recognized as a Top 50 California Neutral, Daily Journal, 2009
  • Franklin G. West Lifetime Achievement Award, Orange County Bar Association, 1994
  • Roger J. Traynor Memorial Award as Appellate Justice of the Year, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 1994
  • Chair, California Appellate Justices Institute, 1993
  • Lectured extensively for The Rutter Group, Continuing Education of the Bar, and legal associations on damages, business torts, trade secrets, employment law, bad faith, unfair competition, discovery, civil procedure, appellate practice, and other topics. He has also conducted CJER seminars on Advanced Civil Law for trial judges regarding settlement techniques, complex litigation, employment, and insurance. In addition, he has taught appellate advocacy at the University of Southern California Law School.
  • "Mediation Rejuvenation," Daily Journal ADR Profile, November 13, 2009
  • Justice, California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3, 1982-1999 (served twice as Acting Presiding Justice)
  • Judge, Orange County Superior Court, 1978-1982 (Law and Motion Dept., 1978-1981)
  • Trial lawyer, Kindel and Anderson (now Palmieri, Tyler, et al.), 1970-1978
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Los Angeles, 1968-1970
  • Received training in mediation methods and negotiation techniques at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1967
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, 1964

Counsel Comments

    • “He's intelligent and quick on the uptake, anchored in the real world and tenacious and persistent."

      - Prominent OC Attorney
    • “He is a gifted mediator."

      - Prominent OC Attorney



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