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May 1, 2024

Hon. Cynthia G. Aaron, Ret.

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Justice Cynthia G. Aaron has earned a reputation among her colleagues and the bar as an acclaimed judge and a gifted mediator with excellent interpersonal skills and an exceptional ability to resolve cases, particularly those the parties thought would never settle. Lawyers appreciate her unique judicial experience, which enables her to provide a big picture perspective of both trial and appeal issues. She focuses on mediation, neutral evaluation, and appellate reviews.

Before joining Judicate West’s roster of neutrals in 2023, Justice Aaron served as an associate justice on California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal for 20 years, resolving all types of cases filed in the superior court. Prior to her 2003 bench appointment, she served as a magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, conducting hundreds of settlement conferences in federal civil cases. Justice Aaron began her legal career as a trial lawyer with the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. before founding her own firm, representing defendants in federal criminal cases.

Justice Aaron is a member of the Appellate Inn of Court and the San Diego County Judges Association, where she served on the board of directors and as president. She is also a past member of the board of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. Justice Aaron was honored with the AJC Judge Learned Hand Award in recognition of her leadership and commitment to equity, justice and excellence in the application of law. 619-814-1966


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