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Parties on both sides commend Judge Lichtman for his balanced approach to cases and ability resolve even the most complex and complicated matters. Judge Lichtman has resolved thousands of cases as both settlement officer and private mediator.

CASE ADMINISTRATOR

Jesse Centeno
424.303.5110
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BIOGRAPHY

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 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.

EXPERIENCE

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

ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

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

EDUCATION & TRAINING

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

CASE ADMINISTRATOR

Jesse Centeno
424.303.5110
EMAIL