Hon. Howard L. Halm

Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court (Ret.)

Mediator  •  Arbitrator  •  Referee

Discovery Reference

  • As a Superior Court Judge Assigned to both the Personal Injury Hub and an independent calendar court, Judge Halm presided over hundreds of Informal Discovery Conferences (“IDC”).

  • As a result of Judge Halm’s efforts at mediating discovery disputes, he issued rulings on only 5 submitted discovery motions. Four of the rulings were the same as the “tentative-tentative” rulings at the IDC. In the remaining one, the ruling changed after considering the parties’ written arguments.

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