Hon. Michael I. Levanas (Ret.) is a distinguished and respected mediator and arbitrator with 21 years of judicial experience as a Judge and Commissioner of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to the principles of fairness, integrity, and impartiality within the judicial system.
Judge Levanas brings a wealth of judicial experience and expertise to his ADR practice. In 2002, he was elected by the Judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court to be a Commissioner. He was the first Commissioner to serve as the Assistant Site Judge at the Metropolitan Courthouse, before transitioning to the Stanley Mosk Courthouse to serve as a Family Law Commissioner. In 2005, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him as a Judge.