Hon. William J. McVittie Hon. William J. McVittie, Ret.

Judge Bill McVittie is one of the pioneers in changing the lawsuit paradigm in California courts from litigation to the alternative dispute resolution processes.


His experience includes ten years as a neutral associated with IVAMS; 20 years as a Los Angeles Superior Court trial court judge; Three terms as a member of the California Legislature as a member of the Assembly, including service on the Judiciary and Ways and Means Committees; Commissioner on the National Uniform State Laws Commission; City Attorney and Redevelopment Agency General Counsel for the City of Chino; Private law practice and civil litigator; President of a real estate brokerage, a development company and a general contractor; and Staff Accountant with Price Waterhouse & Co, an international firm of CPA's.


Judge McVittie has taught at several local colleges and law schools, including courses in Legal Accounting, Corporations, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes. He has also conducted settlement conference judicial workshops for Los Angeles Superior Court judges.


He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana (B.S. in Accountancy); University of Southern California (J.D. and M.P.A.); Pepperdine University (L.L.M. in Dispute Resolution); Claremont Graduate University (M.A.P. and Ph.D. in Conflict Management, abd); California Judicial College; National Judicial College; and University of Kansas Law and Economics Institute.


HOA Service :

  • Painted Cove HOA: Officer and Director
  • Blaisdale HOA (Claremont, CA): Officer and Director
  • Seacliff Drive HOA (Laguna Beach, CA): Officer and Director

Public Service :

  • Judge of the Superior Court
  • Commissioner, California Council on Criminal Justice
  • Member, National Commission on Uniform State Laws
  • Member, California Legislature (65th Assembly District)
  • City Attorney and Redevelopment Counsel (Chino, CA)
  • Member, Master Plan Advisory Commission (Chino, CA)
  • Special Agent, United State Treasury Department

Entrepreneurial Experience :

  • Director, Conflict Management Associates
  • President, West End Development Corporation
  • President, Chino Construction Company
  • Director, Today Realty Company
  • Tax Manager, Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
  • Staff Accountant, Price Waterhouse & Co, CPA's

Education :

  • BS in Accounting, University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana)
  • Juris Doctor, University of Southern California
  • Master of Public Administration, University of Southern California
  • Master of Arts in Politics, Claremont Graduate University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University (abd)
  • Master of Laws (Dispute Resolution), Pepperdine University
  • Graduate, University of Kansas Law & Economics Institute
  • Graduate, University of California Judges' College
  • Graduate, National Judges' Institute


Ron Homan
Gene Stone
Robert Rossi
Tracy Tucker
Maia Smith


Senior Counsel:
Marvin Amoroso
Wayde York
Trenier Wright
Stewart Marx
Steven Tudor
Daniel Morgan


Joanne Stone
Catherine Bean
Nafanua Motufau


Hearing Representative:

Kristine Hutchinson


Of Counsel:

Hon. William J. McVittie, Ret.