After more than 25 years on the Los Angeles Superior Court, Hon. Edward A. Ferns (Ret.) joins Signature Resolution as a mediator. He successfully resolved thousands of matters, conducted in excess of 1,000 settlement conferences while assigned to the mandatory settlement program and served as a Pro Tem on the appellate court for more than two and a half years. Judge Ferns will focus on resolving disputes related to employment, business, real property, professional negligence and personal injury.
Prior to his appointment on the bench, Judge Ferns served as a deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County where he served in various assignments from misdemeanors to juvenile to felonies. He also worked in the career criminal, consumer and special investigations units and then as the grand jury advisor.
Attorneys describe him as efficient, effective and works until the matter is resolved. He describes himself as someone who reads the room and adjusts his style to figure out what the parties need to bring the sides together.
- Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge (1993 – 2019)
- Los Angeles Municipal Court, Judge (1989 – 1992)
- Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Deputy District Attorney (1975 – 1989)
- J.D., Southwestern University School of Law
- B.A., UCLA