A View from the Bench

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Chapter Event: Orange County

Please join the FEWA OC Chapter on Thursday, February 20th for a "View from the Bench"!

Presented by:  Hon. Francisco F. Firmat, Orange County Superior Court Judge


The Honorable Francisco F. Firmat brings a wealth of experience in helping parties settle their differences at mediation. His 27-year courtroom experience includes long-term assignments in civil, family law and complex litigation panels, with hundreds of jury trials and thousands of bench trials. He has completed over 6,000 settlement conferences or mediations.

Driven by faith and service, Judge Firmat is a natural peacemaker with exceptional mediation skills. In addition to his lengthy judicial experience, Judge Firmat has received training in mediation through Pepperdine’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in 1996, 2005 and 2008, and has attended further programs since his retirement from the bench in 2013.

Hon. Francisco Firmat has been honored by numerous legal and community organizations. In recognition of his extensive efforts to improve the family law court experience for the Orange County community, Judge Firmat was awarded the 2008 Benjamin Aranda III Access to Justice Award co-sponsored by the State Bar of California, Judicial Council of California and the California Judges Association.


  • Business & Commercial Contract
  • Complex Litigation
  • Employment
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate
  • Homeowners Association
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Malpractice


Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa/Newport Beach
325 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Advance Registration
Member price: $65.00
Non-member price: $75.00

On-site Registration
Member price: $70.00
Non-member price: $85.00

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