• Available in Central Coast, Los Angeles
  • Private Judging Only


Since his retirement from the Ventura County Superior Court, after more than two decades of service on the bench, Judge Osborne has been active in private dispute resolution as an Arbitrator, Mediator, Private Judge and Discovery Referee. As an Arbitrator, he is well regarded as a friendly, courteous, intellectual neutral who is as an expert in handling complex issues and multi party cases. Clients comment favorably on his diligence in reviewing submitted materials and his dedication to reaching a just decision. One attorney remarked, "When it comes to conducting large party cases, I can't think of anyone who handles them in a more efficient way." As a Mediator, Judge Osborne is an accomplished professional who has successfully mediated many difficult and complex matters. He has exceptional intelligence, a strong business background and excellent interpersonal skills. "We always trust this Judge with our most complex, multi party cases, because he handles them with such remarkable order and ease," a prominent attorney noted.


  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Complex Civil Litigation

Hobbies & Interests

Enjoys Travel and the Symphony

Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • Judge, Superior Court, Ventura County (1986-94); Presiding Judge (1990-92)
  • Judge, Municipal Court, Ventura County, Municipal Court District (1973-86)
  • Presiding Judge, Municipal Court, Ventura County (1978-79, 1986)
  • County Counsel, Ventura County (1971-73)
  • Chief Assistant County Counsel, Ventura County (1966-71)
  • Chief Criminal Deputy District Attorney, Ventura County (1963-66)
  • Deputy District Attorney, Ventura County (1960-62)
  • Served in United States Army (1953-55)

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • Member, California Judges Association
  • Former Member, American Judicature Society
  • Former Member, American Bar Association
  • Former Member, Ventura County Bar Association
  • Former Chairman, Governor's Select Committee on Law Enforcement Problems
  • Mediation Training, Pepperdine School of Law
  • J.D., University of California, School of Law, Los Angeles (1960)
  • B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa), Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (1953)

Achievements & Awards

  • Presided over Enserch v. Exxon Corporation; one of the largest private trials ever in California

Legal Experience

  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Complex Civil Litigation

Recent Representative Cases

Downtown Los Angeles

601 S. Figueroa
Ste 4000
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213.223.1113
Fax      : 213.223.1114

Los Angeles Mediation

West Los Angeles

11601 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2040
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310.442.2100
Fax      : 310.442.2125

Mediators Los Angeles

San Diego

402 W. Broadway
Ste 2400
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.814.1966
Fax      : 619.814.1967

San Diego Mediation

Santa Ana

1851 East First Street
Ste 1600
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714.834.1340
Fax      : 714.834.1344

Orange County Mediation

San Francisco

100 Pine Street
Ste 1950
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.266.1242
Fax      : 415.266.1243

San Francisco Mediation


980 9th Street
Suite 2200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.394.8490
Fax      : 916.394.8495

Sacramento Mediation