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Judge Tenner was appointed to the Los Angeles
County Superior Court in 1980 and served until 1990 on the Civil Trial and Criminal
Trial departments. During his tenure, he was a member of the Executive Committee
and the BAJI Committee, member and Chair of the Settlement and Arbitration Committee
and Chair of the Protracted Litigation Committee.
EXPERIENCE AND SPECIALTIES
Judge Tenner practiced law in Los Angeles
County from 1947-1980 as a sole practitioner, and with Magana, Olney, Levy,
Cathcart & Gelfand, and as a partner in Olney, Levy, Kaplan & Tenner.
In private practice, Judge Tenner specialized in personal injury trial and appellate
work. He argued personal injury and insurance cases before the California State
Supreme Court and Appellate Courts, and represented plaintiffs in civil rights
cases involving many public entities.
It is estimated that Judge Tenner handled
more settlement conferences than any of his contempories on the Los Angeles
County Superior Court bench and he settled many multi-million dollar complex
cases for a broad range of legal issues.
Judge Tenner specializes in personal injury,
insurance coverage, medical and legal malpractice, products liability, wrongful
termination, land and construction disputes.
SPECIAL HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS
"Judge of the Year," Hollywood
Bar Association, the California Trial Lawyers Association, and the Los Angeles
Trial Lawyers Association; "Judge of the Year," in a joint citation
issued by the Constitutional Rights Foundation and the Los Angeles County Bar
Association; Member, California Committee on Gender Bias in the Courts; Moderator
of Continuing Education of the Bar program "Preparing and Presenting Successful
Civil Jury Instructions;" Co-editor of the California Practice Guide on
personal injury, The Rutter Group.
LL.B, DePaul University School of Law, 1942