Mar. 23, 2022
Hon. Margaret M. Morrow, (Ret.)See more on Hon. Margaret M. Morrow, (Ret.)
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Following 18 years of distinguished service on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and five years as President and CEO of Public Counsel, Judge Morrow is available through Judicate West as a mediator, arbitrator, and private judge, including special master and neutral appellate and trial assignments.
Throughout her career in practice and on the bench, Judge Morrow has been dedicated to finding creative ways to resolve disputes that often cannot be achieved through litigation. She has earned a reputation for her preparation, intelligence, thoughtful and careful analysis, and ability to handle highly complex matters.
During her 18-year judicial tenure, Judge Morrow developed the Central District Court's ADR program, overseeing it for 10 years. She also led the effort to build a new federal courthouse in Los Angeles. During her 24- year career in private practice, Judge Morrow was counsel of record in several precedent-setting cases involving employment law, bad faith, insurance coverage and arbitration.
Her representation spanned civil law and criminal law, including a wide range of corporate and business trial and appellate matters.
During her 24-year career in private practice, Judge Morrow was counsel of record in several precedent-setting cases involving employment law, bad faith, insurance coverage and arbitration. Her representation spanned civil law and criminal law, including a wide range of corporate and business trial and appellate matters. While at Arnold & Porter, she specialized in Appellate Court litigation.
In 1988 she served as president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She was elected President of the State Bar of California, then served as its first woman President from 1993 to 1994. One of her many accomplishments as President was sponsorship of a successful ADR Pledge Campaign directed to lawyers, law firms, and businesses statewide. She also helped draft and lobby the original California court mediation statute and was one of the authors of a bench-bar guide on court-related ADR.
Dedicated to helping ensure access to justice for all, Judge Morrow served for 5 years as President and CEO of Public Coun-sel Law Center, a nonprofit, public interest law firm that serves low-income communities and individuals.