A judge on the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles, Anthony J. Mohr serves on the pilot project for complex litigation. Now in its second year, the programís 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. Mohr is presiding over the Ford/Bridgestone/Firestone tire litigation in California, the PPA drug litigation in California and a class action against the Archidioses of Los Angeles on behalf of plaintiffs who were allegedly sexually molested. 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.
Mohr has lived in Sweden and Peru. He 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.