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Jun 5, 2023

Hon. Nancy E. Zeltzer (Ret.) Joins ADR Services, Inc.

ADR Services, Inc. is proud to welcome Hon. Nancy E. Zeltzer (Ret.) to our panel of distinguished neutrals.

Judge Zeltzer is an esteemed judge, trial lawyer, and litigator with a wealth of practical experience in all aspects of civil litigation. Over her highly successful 45-year legal career, Judge Zeltzer has demonstrated impressive levels of skill and intuitive insight into litigation, earning the respect of colleagues as an approachable yet practical authority in the legal field. Judge Zeltzer’s distinguished tenure as a trial judge for the Orange County Superior Court began when she was appointed to the bench in 2014. As a judge, she presided over a wide variety of civil cases, as well as ruling on law and motion matters and handling settlement conferences.

Judge Zeltzer’s extensive litigation experience includes serving as a Partner in the Labor and Employment Practices Group at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith. As a litigator and trial lawyer, Judge Zeltzer has represented both public and private entities and their employees, as well as elected and appointed officials, in actions involving claims for employment harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, civil rights violations, peace officer misconduct, false arrest and a variety of other claims. Judge Zeltzer also has vast experience in cases involving personal injury, medical and legal malpractice, premises liability, products liability, insurance coverage and bad faith, and construction defects.

Judge Zeltzer is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), reflecting her deep insight into civil litigation and trial law. She held numerous leadership roles, including serving as the Orange County Chapter President in 2020, and serving as national delegate and board representative to the national organization. She received the Orange County Chapter’s Trial Lawyer of the Year Award as a litigator and received its Judge of the Year Award in 2020 as a trial judge.

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