Anthony J. Mohr
A judge on the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles, Anthony Mohr serves on the pilot project for complex litigation. Now in its second year, the program's purpose is to enable judges to devote more attention to large cases that often languish in the courts because no one has enough time to manage them. Judge Mohr is presiding over the Ford/Bridgestone/Firestone tire litigation in California and the PPA drug litigation in California, a "sick building" case involving almost 200 plaintiffs. Other cases involve tobacco, asbestos, toxic tort cases and class actions involving consumer transactions, securities, antitrust, energy policy, the Internet and employment issues. Before his current assignment, Judge Mohr heard numerous civil trials and criminal matters including murder, child abuse, domestic violence and various misdemeanors. He also teaches evidence and judicial ethics to the California bench. He is the past president of the Barristers of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
Judge Mohr has lived in Sweden and Peru and studied international and comparative law at The Hague Academy of International Law and the Faculte Internationale de Droit Compare. He has observed trials in Cuba, Norway, the United Kingdom and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Conversant in French and Spanish, he now sits on the board of directors of the International Student Center at UCLA.
Mohr has written several law review articles as well as essays and op-ed pieces which have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Commonweal, Currents, and the Sacramento Bee.