• Available in San Diego, Southern California
  • Available for Mediation, Arbitration, and Private Judging assignments


Since his retirement in 2003, Judge Di Figlia has been active as a Mediator, Arbitrator and Private Judge specializing in all types of Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, and all types of Business and Commercial matters. With over 16 years of litigating cases and 17 years on the bench, his extensive experience encompasses almost every type of civil litigation. Many attorneys have commented on his assertive yet pleasant judicial demeanor. As a mediator, one attorney commented, "He is very quick to pick up the strengths and weaknesses of the case and take a firm position." Another lawyer commented, "He is very intelligent and draws from his experience on the bench to help facilitate a settlement that all parties are happy with." Parties feel at ease when appearing in front of Judge Di Figlia as an Arbitrator. One attorney mentioned, "You will always get a fair result and that's all I can ask for."


  • All types of Personal Injury
  • Business/Commercial
  • Elder Law
  • Insurance
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real estate

Hobbies & Interests

In his spare time he enjoys working out, playing golf, gourmet cooking, singing and traveling to the Orient.

Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • Arbitrator, Mediator, and Private Judge (2003-Present)
  • Judge, San Diego County Superior Court (1987-04)
  • Partner, Schall, Boudreau & Gore, represented parties specializing in personal injury and, business litigation (1984-87)
  • Adjunct professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law (1977-83)
  • Lead Trial Attorney, Litigation Division, San Diego City Attorney’s Office (1971-83)
  • Trial Attorney, Criminal Division, San Diego City Attorney’s Office (1971)

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • J.D., University of Southern California School of Law (1970)
  • B.A., Philosophy, Dartmouth College (1967)
  • Combat Information Officer, U.S. Navy (1963-68)
  • Director, Instructor, San Diego County Bar
  • Founding Master, Louis M. Welch Chapter, American Inns of Court
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates- ABOTA

Achievements & Awards

  • Judge Di Figlia served 4 years as the Combat Information Officer on a destroyer home ported in San Diego. His service included two deployments to Viet Nam.
  • During his years on the bench, he was chosen by the Chairman of the Judicial Council to preside over the JCCP Coordinated Gun Cases.

Legal Experience

  • All types of Personal Injury
  • Business/Commercial
  • Elder Law
  • Insurance
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real estate

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