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Century City | Los Angeles | Virtual Services

Hon. Joyce K. Fahey (Ret.)

Mediator | Arbitrator | Judicial & Discovery Referee

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“I have worked in business and have handled all manner of civil suits for many years. As a private judge, I have derived tremendous satisfaction from helping to resolve complex litigation. There is no doubt in my mind that Signature Resolution is the place to be a neutral right now, and I am elated to be in the company of the best and the brightest.”

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Practice Areas

  • Business and Commercial Contracts
  • Construction
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Fee Dispute
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • B.A., Northern Illinois University


Judge Fahey has served as a mediator, arbitrator, hearing examiner, receiver and discovery referee in a wide variety of business and civil disputes. Her practice areas include litigation involving complex business and partnership disputes, employment and wage and hour, real estate transactions, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims.

Real Estate

Judge Fahey served as a trustee, arbitrator, hearing examiner, mediator and discovery referee in all types of real estate matters including:

  • Sale of residential and commercial property
  • Disputes between neighbors, brokers and buyers, buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants
  • View ordinances
  • Harassment, boundaries
  • Inheritance of property
  • HOAs
  • Construction defect
  • Discrimination
  • Purchase and sale agreements, disclosures
  • Mold intrusion


Judge Fahey has served as an arbitrator, mediator and discovery referee in employment matters such as:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Independent contractor/employee issues
  • Wage and hour class actions
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Disability issues
  • Injury in the workplace
  • Retaliation

Business and Partnership Disputes

Judge Fahey has served as a mediator and discovery referee in litigation involving all aspects of business and partnership disputes, including:

  • Joint ventures
  • Dissolutions
  • Trade secrets
  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud
  • Unfair competition
  • Oil and gas easements/franchise agreements

Wrongful Death, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice

Judge Fahey has served as a mediator and arbitrator in disputes involving:

  • Suicide or death at the hand of others in residential treatment facilities
  • Sexual and physical abuse in residential treatment facilities
  • Neglect in residential treatment facilities and medical centers
  • Negligence by medical professionals
  • Legal malpractice
  • Invasion of privacy


  • Mediator, Arbitrator, Discovery Referee, Alternative Resolution Centers (ARC) (2006–2018)
  • Executive Advisor, E&B Natural Resources (2013–2016)
  • Board Member, Manhattan Beach School District (2008–2009)
  • Mayor and City Council Member, City of Manhattan Beach (1999–2007)
  • Judge, The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles (1991–1997)
  • Assistant United States Attorney (1977–1991)