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Hon. Daniel P. Ramirez (Ret.)

Hon. Daniel P. Ramirez (Ret.) joins ADR Services, Inc. after 26 years as a Judge for the County of Los Angeles. After obtaining his J.D., Judge Ramirez began his legal career as an associate at Meyer, Wagner, and Associates, with a practice focusing on personal injury matters. After working in private practice, he then spent the next five years as Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles. After his first year as a prosecutor, he was assigned to the Hardcore Gang Division where he specialized in homicide cases. For his successful jury trial work in prosecuting gang-related homicides, he earned special letters of commendation from the District Attorney.


With his appointment to the Los Angeles Municipal Court in 1994, Judge Ramirez became one of the youngest judges ever appointed to the bench. While presiding over civil cases, he took on leadership roles at the court, serving as Assistant Presiding Judge and Presiding Judge. He was later elevated to the Los Angeles Superior Court upon court unification in 2000.


Judge Ramirez brings a wealth of experience in presiding over both court and jury civil trials. In addition, he is a skilled negotiator and was known among his judicial colleagues as the “go-to judge” for case settlements. He has participated in thousands of settlement conferences involving family law, personal injury, business litigation, and landlord/tenant matters.


Judge Ramirez is tenacious and consistently goes the extra mile to help parties reach resolution. Attorneys and litigants praise him for being well prepared, fair, exceptionally patient, and relentless. He actively listens and he cares about the parties. His strengths are listening, understanding the needs of the parties and pursuing mutually satisfactory agreements to meet those needs.


Judge Ramirez is proficient in Spanish.



AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION


  • Family Law
    • Character, Value and Division of Property
    • Child Custody and Visitation
    • Child and Spousal Support
    • Premarital and Marital Agreements
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Homeowners Association



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


2000-2020       Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court

  • Presided over both limited and unlimited civil and family law cases.
  • Elevated to Superior Court upon court unification in 2000.

1994-2000       Judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court

  • Served as Assistant Presiding Judge and Presiding Judge.
  • Presided over limited civil cases.

1989-1994       Deputy District Attorney, County of Los Angeles

  • Criminal prosecution, specializing in the prosecution of gang-related homicides.
  • Received letters of commendation from the District Attorney for the successful prosecution of felony homicide cases.

1988-1989       Meyer, Wagner, and Associates

  • Private law practice specializing in personal injury matters.



EDUCATION


2020     “Mediating the Litigated Case”, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (48 hours)

2019     Certified Civil Mediator by The National Judicial College (40 hours)

1987     J.D., Western State University College of Law

1984     B.A., Northern Illinois University



PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Whittier Bar Association
  • Southeast Bar Association
  • Alliance of California Judges
  • Latino Judges Association
  • California Judges Association


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