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Hon. Howard Broadman

Hon. Howard Broadman (Ret.)

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  • (December 1975) J.D. with Honors, University of Wisconsin Completed the normal three years of law education in two and one-half years

  • (December 1971) B.S. with Honors, Michigan State University Completed the normal four-year program in three and one-quarter year with honors and was elected to the National Honor Society of Pi Gamma Mu


  • Judge Howard Broadman has taken a large number of courses, including courses in mediation from Pepperdine Law School and San Joaquin School of Law. He substantially exceeds the minimum MCLE requirements each year

  • Chairperson of the California Judges Annual Institute on Family Law and member of the Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Family Law


  • (1988-1999) Judge of the Tulare County Superior Court Recognized as a creative Judge with features on 60 minutes, Time Magazine, People Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Parade Magazine, and other media.

  • (1986-1988) Judge of the Visalia Municipal Court Responsible for computerization of courts and won a contested election with 76% of the vote.


  • (1984-1986) Attorney in solo private practice, Visalia, CA (Maintained a successful law practice with two full-time paralegals and three other staff)

  • (1977-1984) Attorney in private practice with Hurlbutt, Clevenger, Long & Vortmann, Visalia, CA (Made partner in three years)

  • (1976-1977) Staff Accountant with Ernst & Ernst, C.P.A.s, San Francisco, CA


  • (2001-Present) Mediator, Arbitrator, Private Judge, and Discovery Referee


Business/Commercial, Complex Litigation, Accounting, Construction Defects, Employment, Family Law, International, Insurance, Probate, Professional Malpractice, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Class Action and Health Care.


  • Distinguished service award by Tulare County Sheriff, Cal-ID Board for support of innovation in law enforcement

  • Member Judicial Council Advisory Committee of Family Law

  • Tulare-Kings County Legal Services Association member and Chairperson

  • Attendee at the Clinton White House Briefing on Crime

  • Member of the American Bar Association

  • Member of the California Bar Association

  • Graduate of numerous courses at the National Judicial College

  • Graduate of various institutes and courses at the California Center for Judicial Education and Research

  • Distinguished Service Award by the Chief Probation Officers of California

  • Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding and exemplary service in support
    of law enforcement by the Visalia Police Department

  • Former Certified Family Law Specialist

  • Former Adjunct Professor College of Sequoias

  • Former Member of Board of Directors YMC

  • Former Member of Board of Directors Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation


Born in 1950, Judge Howard Broadman and his wife, Pamela have two adult children.


Traveling, reading, ornithology, and biking


Throughout California


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