The Hon. Howard B. Wiener (Ret.) has been engaged in private dispute resolution since 1994, serving in more than 5,000 cases as a mediator, arbitrator, and private judge. His assignments have included business disputes, intellectual property, professional liability, insurance coverage litigation, product liability, environmental cases, and class action suits including securities fraud litigation. From 1978 to 1994, Justice Wiener was an Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, and also served on assignment to the California Supreme Court. He was on the Superior Court for San Bernardino County from 1975 to 1978.
Justice Wiener was president of the Pomona Valley Bar Association, trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a member and vice president of the board of governors of the California State Bar. He was also a member of the executive board and vice president of the California Judges Association. A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, Justice Wiener received a Master of Laws degree in the judicial process from the University of Virginia Law School, and attended Oriel College at Oxford University as a member of the first Oriel seminar in legal studies for American judges.