Judge Minto retired from the Los Angeles Superior Court in March of 2014, after more than 27 years of service. During his time on the bench, he conducted over 400 jury trials, countless court trials and heard thousands of law and motion matters of all types.
Despite the demands of his busy courtroom, Judge Minto would always make the time to conduct settlement conferences. Prior to his appointment, he was a partner at his own law firm with a focus on real estate, construction, family law and personal injury. Judge Minto was also an associate at a large firm in Los Angeles, working primarily on insurance, construction and antitrust cases. His background, having represented both plaintiffs and defendants, in addition to his judicial experience, allows him to easily identify the strengths and weaknesses in almost any dispute.