Judge Highberger has been assigned to the Los Angeles Superior Court Complex Civil Litigation Program since March 2008. Before sitting in the Complex Civil Litigation assignment, he was assigned to a “fast track,” general-jurisdiction civil calendar in the main civil courthouse in downtown Los Angeles for seven years. He is a Fellow of the College Of Labor And Employment Lawyers, a Member of the American Law Institute and an Adviser to the ALI’s recently completed Restatement Of Employment Law.
Before his appointment to the court in September 1998, he was a partner in the labor and employment practice of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC, where he handled both traditional labor-management disputes and individual and class litigation in state and federal court. He has been admitted to practice in California, Washington, D.C., and New York. He is a Member of the American College of Business Court Judges. He is a 1975 graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was an Editor of the Columbia Law Review and a James Kent Scholar.
- Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School (1975)
- B.A. from Princeton University (1972)
- Judge at Los Angeles County Superior Court in Los Angeles County, California (from 1998)
- Labor and Employment Law Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
- Fellow at College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
- Married to LASC Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl.