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Wednesday, December 11, 2013


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Judges Solner and Meisinger Slate February Retirements


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Los Angeles Superior Court Judges Michael C. Solner and Louis M. Meisinger are retiring. 

Solner, 71, will step down from the bench on Dec. 13, with an official retirement of Feb. 19. Meisinger, who will be turning 71 on Dec. 12, will officially retire Feb. 7.

Solner attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate, graduating from Loyola Law School in 1971.  After law school, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney for almost five years, and “what a great job that was.”

Over the next two decades, Solner continued his career as a litigator.

After vacating his judgeship, he said, he plans on skiing as much as he can, and finishing his novel. He said he would right about “an interesting case.”  

He was appointed to the Superior Court by then-Gov. Pete Wilson in 1997.

Meisinger graduated from UCLA and its law school, receiving his law degree in 1967. He went on to co-found Hill, Wynne, Troop & Meisinger, an entertainment law firm, where he headed the litigation practice.

He left the firm to serve as executive vice president and general counsel of The Walt Disney Company in 1998, then rejoined several of his former partners to help Sheppard Mullin launch its entertainment and media practice.

Meisinger explained:

“I was always considered a general commercial business litigator.  A good part of my practice dealt with entertainment companies, but I also handled other matters like real estate and mergers and acquisitions.”

Meisinger was appointed by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008. He said he could not disclose his post-retirement plans for ethical reasons.


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