Judge Aguirre has served the legal community as an attorney and judge with passion, pride, and dignity for over 46 years. In 2017, after 15 years on the bench, he retired from the Orange County Superior Court where he presided over civil trials, law and motion, and settlements regarding government liability, business, personal injury, and medical malpractice cases. He also sat in the Family Law department for 4 years. Before he was a judge he founded a 92-unit assisted living retirement community and for 17 years managed the facility. In his 28 years of private practice, he dealt with personal injury, real estate, employment, construction, licensing, and insurance issues. This experience gives him an “in the trenches” view of what all parties go through in a dispute.
As a Neutral, he serves as a mediator, arbitrator, and private judge in personal injury, real estate, medical malpractice, elder abuse, and business/contractual matters. One attorney commented, “ Judge Aguirre really helped clients on both sides understand the litigation process; he was passionate and sincere in his efforts to settle the case.”
Hobbies & Interests
In his spare time, Judge Aguirre enjoys spending time with his family, playing handball and piano, and is currently writing a book on WWII
Latino Veterans at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
"Worked hard to come to a conclusion."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Assault & Battery Dispute
"Hon. Aguirre was instrumental in resolving our matter. He helped us put the matter in prospective (sic) and worked tirelessly
(even after hearing via telephone). We never felt pressured, but did feel that he was invested in the matter and made relevant
points to help us see the value of the case. He was able to get both parties to agree to a settlement."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Auto Dispute
"Judge Aguirre gave us his honest opinion regarding his valuation of the case which helped Plaintiff make her decision to settle the case."
- Attorney on an Elder Abuse/Medical Malpractice Matter
"Judge Aguirre was honest, patient, sophisticated, thoughtful, gentle, clear, efficient, and pleasant."
- Attorney on a Property Damage case
"Judge Aguirre is a good listener, which proved instrumental in settling the case"
- Attorney on a banking foreclosure dispute
"Judge Aguirre was exceptional. Very, very sklled. I had not used him previously, but had heard great things about him from my colleagues. I would definitely use him again, and soon."
- Attorney on an Elder Abuse Matter
"The Hon. Frederick P. Aguirre, Ret. was the perfect mediator for the particular case we presented to him. The case was a somewhat unique and complicated case involving a business dispute, including an extensive Cross-Complaint. He was well prepared, read the materials, and understood the factual and legal issues clearly. Judge Aguirre's approach was balanced and fair, but pointed, He was thorough in his analysis and he assisted the contentious parties in settling a very difficult case. I look forward to utilizing his services again."
- Attorney on a Business Contractual Matter
"He knows how to get cases resolved."
- Attorney on an Employment Sexual Harassment case