Legal experts like The Hon. Peter D. Lichtman work with Signature Resolution to mediate and arbitrate legal matters.

Hon. Peter D. Lichtman (Ret.)

Mediator | Arbitrator

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“I have been commended for my balanced approach, especially during high-profile cases. My bold approach has also helped resolve significant mass tort cases throughout my career."

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Practice Areas

  • Business and Commercial Contracts
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Claimant Tort Allocations
  • Class Action
  • Employment
  • Fee Dispute
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mass Tort
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Special Master Duties
  • Wage & Hour


  • J.D., Southwestern Law School
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Southern California


Hon. Peter D. Lichtman (Ret.) joins Signature Resolution after a more than 40-year legal and judicial career. He previously served as head of the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Mandatory Settlement Program. He also was one of the founders of the Superior Court’s Complex Civil Litigation program, and twice served as its supervising judge. His practice at Signature Resolution will include resolving matters related to catastrophic personal injury, complex multi-party construction defect, insurance, environmental, securities, real estate, and employment. 
Judge Lichtman has resolved many high-profile cases, including some of the nation’s largest damages suits involving clergy abuse, as well as the 2008 Metrolink train collision. 
Parties on both sides commend him for his balanced approach to cases and ability to resolve even the most complex and complicated matters. He is persistent, respectful, and creative. 
Judge Lichtman speaks Portuguese fluently and served as a member of the Brazilian Consulate’s Conselho de Cidadão and the Brazilian California Chamber of Commerce. 


  • Mediator, Arbitrator, JAMS (2010–2020)
  • Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court (1997–2011)
  • Municipal Court Judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court (1993–1997)
  • Partner, Lichtman & Bruning (1979–1993)

Professional Achievements and Memberships

  • Top Rising Star, Daily Journal (2012)
  • Alfred J. McCourtney Memorial Trial Judge of the Year Award, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles