Judge Bianchini was appointed a Federal Magistrate Judge for The Southern District of California in 1974. After 8 1/2 years of service, he was appointed to the State Court Bench. He retired from the Superior Court in San Diego to pursue his passion for mediation as a full time neutral in 2002. He was later recruited by the Federal Courts in New York as a settlement judge for complex civil litigation and prisoner civil rights matters. During his tenure on both the state and federal benches, Judge Bianchini mediated more than 3,500 cases ranging from simple to multi-issue complex matters. Among his settlements are many multi-million dollar verdicts in complex cases ranging from patent cases to class actions. Judge Bianchini is known to be an advocate for the settlement process while using a warm and caring approach. Many clients praise him for not giving up and truly exploring every avenue for possible settlement. One client said, "he is a wonderful person, knowledgeable, and an extremely effective mediator".
Judge Bianchini was as good as gold in getting the other side's decision makers who were entrenched to move from their positions.
- Attorney, San Diego, California
Judge Bianchini displayed kindness and compassion during a long and difficult mediation. We hope he continues to serve
in the capacity as a mediator so that he may continue to help make positive changes in peoples' lives, as he has done for us.
- Attorney, San Diego County, California
Judge Bianchini and his wife travel frequently, visiting their daughter in Lexington, Virginia where she is a law student at Washington & Lee School of law. He has two daughters from a previous marriage - one is a Special Agent for the FBI, and his oldest daughter resides in New Zealand where she is a Digital Producer for the New Zealand and Hollywood movie industry. He enjoys volunteer work and is involved in many foundations. He is extensively involved in the sport of Sabre Fencing and was ranked 6th in the World in 2011. Judge Bianchini is the current U.S. National Champion in Veteran's Sabre Fencing - 2012 to 2013.Judge Bianchini has an extensive aviation background. In addition to his assignment with the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Vietnam as a helicopter crewmember, he is a commercial, single and multi-engine instrument rated pilot, and a rated captain in the Cessna Citation (C-500) twin engine business jet. He is also a rated commercial helicopter pilot and a long-term owner of a Beechcraft Bonanza.In his spare time Judge Bianchini enjoys teaching, playing tennis, golf, playing the piano and tinkering with his vintage BMW motorcycle with sidecar.