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Judge William F. Highberger Judicial Profile

Judge William Foster Highberger received his A.B. in public and international affairs from Princeton University in 1972 and his J.D. from Columbia University in 1975. During law school, he served as the Notes and Comments Editor of the Columbia Law Review. After law school, he clerked at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for the Honorable William H. Timbers. He passed the California bar in 1976 and began working at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles, becoming partner in 1983, where he practiced employment law and litigation. He was appointed to the bench by Governor Pete Wilson in 1998. He is married to Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl who is also on the bench of the Los Angeles Superior Court.



Charting the Future of Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Clauses

Co-author of Considerations for Filing a Motion to Seal - Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine - October 2017

Co-author of Recent Developments in Consumer and Employment Arbitration - New Media Legal Publishing - July 2017

Co-author of Getting your Class Settlement Approved - Advocate Magazine - January 2011

Co-author of Direct Calendaring Systems Work - California Courts Review - Spring 2008

Ten Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was a Lawyer - ABTL Report - Summer 2004



State-Federal Conference - Emory Law - 2019

Drug & Medical Litigation Boot Camp - American Conference Institute - July 2018

Updates on the Restatement of Liability Insurance Law - Ninth Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues - 2015

Complex Judges Roundtable - 28th Annual Las Vegas Convention - Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles - September 2010

Favorite Strategies at Trial - 26th Annual Las Vegas Convention - Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles - August 2008



Los Angeles Superior Court - Courtroom Rules

The Robing Room - Hon. William F. Highberger

William F. Highberger - Ballotpedia

Wilson Names 6 Judges to Southland Courts - LA Times

LACBA-ABTL Judicial Interview - May 8, 2012

William Foster Highberger Judge Profile on

Hon. William Highberger - Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles

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