Judge McCurine was appointed a Federal Magistrate Judge for The Southern District of California in 2004. After more than 10 years of service, he retired from the bench where he handled all types of civil matters, including, but not limited to, class actions (involving wage & hour issues), insurance matters, allegations of fraud and unfair business practices, complex commercial matters, catastrophic injuries, medical malpractice, and patent, copyright and trademark issues.
Prior to the bench, he was a civil trial attorney representing plaintiffs and defendants for over 30 years. In both his civil practice and as a jurist, he has mediated thousands of cases. Judge McCurine is known to be a quick study, a great listener, and truly cares about people and believes that mediation can resolve any type of civil dispute; therefore, he works endlessly to get results. One attorney commented that "Judge McCurine's background of representing both sides makes him uniquely situated to serve as a mediator; he can easily see both sides of a case." Another attorney said, "He has a special ability to connect with everyone in the room and can highlight the favorable and, more importantly, the damaging aspects of a case with delicacy."
Below is a sampling of the various matters Hon. William Jr. McCurine, Ret. presided over on the bench, tried as an attorney, or handled as a neutral.
Judge McCurine enjoys the theater and cinema, biblical studies and lecturing, loves a wide variety of music and is a confirmed readaholic.
"Judge McCurine was tenacious in getting us to resolution and used precisely the right tone with my clients. Outstanding job."
- Attorney on a Construction Breach of Contract Case
"Judge McCurine was an excellent listener and was able to quickly grasp and offer resolutions to the complexities of the case. While this was a highly emotional case for my client, Judge McCurine made sure my client understood the strengths and weaknesses of the case and conveyed defendant’s position in a neutral manner, while still maintaining a sense of compassion for all parties. It was obvious from the start that Judge McCurine was committed to helping the parties reach a resolution."
- Attorney on a Business/Contractual Case
"Good at coming up with creative solutions."
- Attorney on a HOA Case
"Great poise and patience. Clearly knowledgeable and kept us at the table when we wanted to leave."
- Assistant Attorney General on a Wrongful Death Negligence Case
"Magistrate Judge McCurine, Ret., was excellent. We would definitely use him again."
- Attorney on a Medical Malpractice Case
"Judge McCurine was efficient, organized, and ultimately successful. His approach is well thought out and he is quite personable. I would definitely use him again."
- Owner of a Civil Litigation Firm
"Judge McCurine is good at giving his opinions – some mediators are not tenacious and firm. Judge McCurine is."
- Attorney on a Fair Credit Reporting Act Case
"Judge McCurine had the most effective and engaging style that I had seen in a long time."
- Attorney, Los Angeles, California
1925 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Sacramento, CA 95814
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San Diego, CA 92101
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