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