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Judge Tharp served as Judge of the San Diego
Superior Court for 22 years as a civil trial judge, settlement judge, law and
motion and probate. He was supervising Judge of the North County branch Court.
EXPERIENCE AND SPECIALTIES
Judge Tharp has arbitrated, mediated, settled
and presided over various civil matters, including personal injury, professional
malpractice, contracts, real estate, construction defects, commercial disputes,
probate, and discovery proceedings.
He served on assignment by the Judicial
Council in San Diego County, Orange County, Riverside County, and as a Special
Master by appointment of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Judge Tharp was in private practice in San
Diego for fourteen years before his appointment to the bench. Judge Tharp graduated
from and served as a Staff Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps
Loyola University School of Law, Los Angeles,