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Judge Mednick was a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge from 1976-1986.
He was Supervisor of the Title Insurance and Trust Company Litigation Department
from 1973-1975, and was in private practice from 1966-1973, specializing in
real estate and business transactions. After retiring from the bench, he returned
to private practice as a sole practitioner in Century City, limiting his practice
to bankruptcy and bankruptcy related matters. He is a member of the Trustee
Panel for the office of the United States Trustee, since 1987.
EXPERIENCE AND SPECIALTIES
Judge Mednicks areas of expertise include real estate,
business, bankruptcy, family law, construction defects, contracts and commercial
matters, insurance coverage and indemnity matters, lender liability, personal
injury, and trusts and estates. Judge Mednick has overseen settlements for more
than 25 years, and has conducted thousands of settlement conferences.
He has contributed widely to journals and reference publications
in his specialty areas.
He has taught law courses as adjunct professor at Southwestern
College of Law, Loyola University College of Law, San Fernando College of Law,
and Pierce College, including torts, agency, family law, wills, Uniform Commercial
Code, debtor-creditor rights, bankruptcy law, real estate law, and business
SPECIAL HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Speaker, American Bar Association Presidents Showcase,
Family Law Section on Bankruptcy, 1984, 1987; Lecturer, Practicing Law Institute,
1983; lecturer, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), California State Bar
Association, 1983, 1984, 1987; Member: National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges;
Board of Governors, Financial Lawyers Conference, 1980-1983; Board of
Governors, Loyola Law School Alumni Association; Lawyers Club of Los Angeles
County and Bankruptcy Study Group.
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1966
M.S., University of Southern California, 1955
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1954
Certified Pubic Accountant, 1966