Hon. Joshua Weinstein (Ret.)

Mediator • Arbitrator • Referee

About Judge Weinstein


Judge Weinstein joined ADR Services, Inc. in 2019 after an accomplished legal career spanning 33 years. After earning his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1985, Judge Weinstein began his legal career as a research attorney for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. He then served as a Deputy Public Defender before eventually working as a training supervisor for the Washington Appellate Defender Association from 1990 to 1994. In 1994, he joined the Sixth District Appellate Program as a staff attorney, a position he held for the next four years.

Judge Weinstein joined the Judicial Council of California as a senior attorney in 1998. He practiced there for nine years, in addition to serving as a Judge Pro Tem for the Counties of Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, and Santa Clara. During this time, he also acted as a Special Master for the San Francisco Superior Court, conducting reviews of police personnel files in Pitchess motions. He also served as a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

Upon his return to the United States in 2008, Judge Weinstein became a judicial staff attorney for the First District Court of Appeal, a position he held until he was appointed to the bench in 2014.

Family Law Expertise

Character, Value and Division of Property

Child and Spousal Support

Custody and Visitation, including Move-Away

Post-Trial Disputes   

Premarital and Marital Agreements  



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