The Honorable William F. Highberger

Los Angeles Superior Court

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Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 10 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (213) 310-7010

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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

Other Notes

  • Married to LASC Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl.