Judge McCurine was appointed a Federal Magistrate Judge for The Southern District of California in 2004. After more than 10 years of service, he retired from the bench where he handled all types of civil matters, including, but not limited to, class actions (involving wage & hour issues), insurance matters, allegations of fraud and unfair business practices, complex commercial matters, catastrophic injuries, medical malpractice, and patent, copyright and trademark issues.
Prior to the bench, he was a civil trial attorney representing plaintiffs and defendants for over 30 years. In both his civil practice and as a jurist, he has mediated thousands of cases. Judge McCurine is known to be a quick study, a great listener, and truly cares about people and believes that mediation can resolve any type of civil dispute; therefore, he works endlessly to get results. One attorney commented that "Judge McCurine's background of representing both sides makes him uniquely situated to serve as a mediator; he can easily see both sides of a case." Another attorney said, "He has a special ability to connect with everyone in the room and can highlight the favorable and, more importantly, the damaging aspects of a case with delicacy."
Judge McCurine enjoys the theater and cinema, biblical studies and lecturing, loves a wide variety of music and is a confirmed readaholic.
"Magistrate Judge McCurine, Ret., was excellent. We would definitely use him again."
- Attorney on a Medical Malpractice Matter
"Judge McCurine was efficient, organized, and ultimately successful. His approach is well thought out and he is quite personable. I would definitely use him again."
- Owner of a Civil Litigation Firm
"This is one of the best mediators I have ever used. He was smart, trustworthy, reliable, and able to bridge the gap."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Auto Wrongful Death case
"Good at coming up with creative solutions."
- Attorney on a HOA Dispute
"Judge McCurine was honest, insightful, and had a good sense of humor when needed."
- Attorney on a Professional Malpractice Legal Dispute
"Judge McCurine's approach is insightful and effective. I appreciate everything he did and the humanity he brought to the process. "
- Attorney on a Civil Rights case
"Judge McCurine is a good listener, creative and thoughtful."
- Attorney on a Product Liability Dispute
"Judge McCurine is one of my favorites - he's smart, effective, personable and an all-around ideal mediator for all types of matters."
- Attorney on a Business Contractual case
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