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Joseph A. Wapner Edit Profile

judge , Television personality

Joseph A. Wapner, American television personality, retired judge. Bar: California 1949. Decorated Purple Heart, Bronze Star; recipient numerous awards including California Judges Association Distinguished award, Media of Year award Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, Golden Halo award Southern California Motion Picture Council, Chinese-American Good Scout award, Man of Year award University Southern California chapter Tau Epsilon Phi.

Background

Wapner, Joseph A. was born on November 15, 1919 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Joseph M. Wapner.

Education

Bachelor, University of Southern California, 1941; Bachelor of Laws, University of Southern California, 1948.

Career

Sole practice, California, 1949-1959; judge, Municipal Court, Los Angeles, 1959-1961; judge, California Superior Court, 1961-1979; presiding judge, California Superior Court judge, The People's Court (syndicated television program), since 1981. Private arbitrator.

Achievements

  • Bar: California 1949.

Membership

Served with infantry United States Army, 1942-1945, PTO.

Connections

Married Mickey Nebenzahl, 1945. Children: Frederick, David, Sarah.

father:
Joseph M. Wapner Wapner

spouse:
Mickey Nebenzahl

child:
Frederick Wapner

child:
Sarah Wapner

child:
David Wapner