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Justice Arabian served as Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California, (1990-96); Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three (1983-90); Judge, Superior Court, Los Angeles County; Supervising Judge, North Valley, San Fernando (1973-83); Judge, Municipal Court, Los Angeles County (1972-73).

Experience and Specialties

As a practicing attorney, Justice Arabian developed expertise in a variety of civil law areas. As an arbitrator and mediator, Justice Arabian specializes in the following areas: Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith; Environmental/Land Use; Business/Contract; Construction Defect; Employment/Labor; Personal Injury; and Complex Civil Litigation.

Justice Arabian also served as Assistant Dean, Valley University School of Law (1977-78); Instructor in Trial Tactics, Mid-Valley College of Law (1975); Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County (1962-63); Served to First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Infantry; Graduate Army Airborne, Jumpmaster and Pathfinder Schools (1956-58)

Special Honors and Memberships

  • Member, California Judges Assn.; International Footprint Assn.(Founder, Chapter No. 58); Sigma Phi Epsilon (District Governor 1968-69); Board of Visitors, Pepperdine University Law School; Advisory Board, Boston University Law School
  • Recipient, "Life Achievement Award", from San Fernando Valley Bar Assn. (1993); Recipient, "Stanley M. Lintz Memorial Award" from San Fernando Valley Bar Assn. (1986)
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws Degrees from Univ. of West Los Angeles Law School (1994); Pepperdine and Southwestern University Schools of Law (1990)
  • Author of numerous articles for leading LA newspapers and law journals


  • L.L.M., University of Southern California Law School (1970)
  • J.D., Boston University Law School (1961)
  • B.A., Business, Boston University (1956)