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Hon. Jaime R. Corral (Ret.)

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During more than 20 years on the bench, Judge Jaime Corral earned the respect of lawyers and litigants who appeared before him. His popularity is due in large part to his easygoing, relaxed demeanor and his ability to focus on the issues. He has gained a reputation for being extremely fair and for having an acute sensitivity conducive to early resolution of conflicts of all types. His approach demonstrates intelligence, friendliness, objectivity, and complete understanding of the emotional issues attached to litigation matters.


  • (1965-1970) J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California

  • (1964-1965) University of California, Los Angeles, Oriental Languages & Philosophy

  • (1962-1964) Los Angeles City College, Oriental Languages


  • (1999-2002) Assigned Judge, Superior Courts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties

  • (1979-1999) Judge, Superior Court for Los Angeles County assigned to Criminal, Juvenile, and Civil Departments

  • (1996-2001) Judge, Civil trial court in Northeast District (Alhambra)

  • (1992-1996) Supervising Judge, Northeast Juvenile Justice and Eastlake Juvenile Court

  • (1991-1992) Presiding Judge, Juvenile Court

  • (1988-1991) Supervising Judge, Northeast Juvenile Justice and Eastlake Juvenile Courts

  • (1983-1987) Supervising Judge, Los Padrinos Juvenile Courts

  • (1979-1982) Judge, Municipal Court, Rio Hondo Judicial District, Los Angeles County


  • (1973-1979) Partner in the general law practice firm of KATAOKA, MORET & CORRAL

  • (1969-1973) Deputy Public Defender for the County of Los Angeles

  • (1966-1967) Administrative Assistant to Assemblyman Walter Karabian while attending law school at night

  • (1962-1965) Court Clerk for the Los Angeles Municipal Traffic Court


(October 1999-Present) Full-time ADR Neutral in over 1000 mediations, arbitrations, settlement conferences and acted as Discovery Referee in several matters.


Medical/Legal Malpractice, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Business/Commercial, Employment, Personal Injury, Fee Disputes, Construction Defect, Family Law, Unfair Competition, Entertainment, Breach of Contract, Professional Malpractice, Intellectual Property.


  • Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mexican American Bar Association, 2001

  • Judge of the Year, 1999 Pasadena Bar Association

  • Juvenile Court Judge of the Year, 1993 Juvenile Court Judges of California

  • Justice of the Year, 1989 League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

  • Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court in 1991 and 1992

  • Supervising Judge of the Dependency Court in 1987

  • Los Angeles Superior Court Executive Committee in 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997 and 1998

  • California Judges Association, 1979 to the present

  • Juvenile Court Judges of California, Vice Chairman from 1997 to 1999

  • Los Angeles Superior Court Media Committee from 1995 to 1997

  • Judicial Council Juvenile Law and Procedures Advisory Committee from 1987 to 1992

  • Judicial Council Court Interpreters Advisory Committee, Vice Chairman, 1997 to 1999

  • Mexican American Bar Association


Fluent Spanish
Conversational Japanese


  • (1959-1962) U.S. Army, served in Korea from August 1960 to September 1961.

  • Honorable Discharge in February 1962.


  • University of Southern California

  • University of California, Irvine


Born on July 22, 1938, in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. Raised in south-central Los Angeles, California. Married to Diane. Three children: James, Cristina, and Danny. Resident of Whittier, California since 1979.


Music, Woodworking, Travel, Skiing and Piano Playing


Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and San Diego counties

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