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Norman Lee Epstein, American judge. Bar: United States District Court (central district) California 1959, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1961.


Epstein, Norman Lee was born on April 9, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of David and Irene Sarah (Horowitz) Epstein.


Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1955. Business Level, University of California at Los Angeles, 1958.


Deputy attorney general, State Department Justice, Los Angeles, 1959-1962;vice chancellor and general counsel, California State University and Colls., Los Angeles, 1962-1975;judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1975-1980;judge, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1980-1990;associate justice, Court Appeals, 2d Appellate District, Division 4, Los Angeles, since 1990. Lecturer Law Center University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1989. Dean California Judicial College, Berkeley, 1981-1983.


Chairman California Center for Judicial Education and Research, Emeryville, 1990-1991. President Southwest regional board Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'rith, Los Angeles, 1990. Fellow American Bar Foundation.

Member American Law Institute, National Association College and University Attorneys (president 1973-1974, life), California Judges Association (member executive board 1989-1990, Bernard Jefferson award 1983, 98, President award 1988, author Case and Commentary since 1976), Los Angeles County Bar Association (chair litigation section 1990, Trial Jurist of Year 1987-1988, dispute resolution services, Emil Gumpert judicial adr award 1994), University of California at Los Angeles Law Alumni Association (Law Alumnus of Year 1970), Phi Alpha Delta (former chapter justice).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: bicycling.


Married Ann Elizabeth Snyder, August 12, 1956. Children: Mark Howard, Carole Jean.