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Edward Wallin

Hon. Edward J. Wallin (Ret.)

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Justice Wallin joined JAMS in 1999 after 20 years on the bench, including the last 16 years on the California Court of Appeal. Since joining JAMS, he has conducted many large and complex personal injury, products liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice and insurance related mediations and arbitrations.

Representative Matters

  • Automobile air-bag deployment matters
  • Automobile collision involving a young family of four resulting in severe burns and death
  • Automobile roof crush matter
  • Automobile/SUV rollover resulting in catastrophic injury
  • Burn case resulting from explosion of propane tank on backyard grill
  • Catastrophic injury resulting from high-speed auto v. truck collision
  • Crashworthiness of auto in high-impact rear end collision
  • Pedestrian v. 18-wheel truck
  • Severe brain damage in a minor as a result of mistakenly filled prescription by pharmacist
  • Two plane crashes resulting from alleged defect in fuel system
  • Wrongful death of minor as a result of defective product design and installation of concrete park bench
  • Wrongful death resulting from truck v. pedestrian
  • Wrongful deaths as a result of engine failure in a military helicopter
  • Patient in permanent coma after routine medical procedure was mismanaged
  • 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."

    "He is a gifted mediator."

    - Prominent OC Attorneys

    Recognized as a Top 50 California Neutral, Daily Journal, 2009

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