915 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1900
Los Angeles, California 90017
Tel (213) 683-1600
Fax (213) 683-9797


United States Magistrate Judge (Ret.) 

Hon. Carla M. Woehrle joins ADR Services, Inc. as a neutral following her nearly twenty years of experience as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California. During that time, she presided over proceedings in cases covering the full spectrum of federal civil jurisdiction, including numerous bench and jury trials. 

Judge Woehrle was especially active and highly regarded on the court as a settlement judge, conducting hundreds of mediations in diverse matters over the same broad jurisdictional range, with particular expertise in civil and constitutional rights and government policy litigation, consumer and other business class actions, employment, and intellectual property. Judge Woehrle’s reputation and success as a mediator are grounded in her ability and commitment to approach each case with informed and objective professional judgment, coupled with patience, empathy and focused personal attention to the interests and concerns of the parties before her. 


• Civil Rights 

• Employment 

• Intellectual Property 

• Insurance 

• Entertainment 

• Products Liability 

• Consumer Cases 



•  United States Magistrate Judge, Central District of California         1996 - 2016 

•  Partner, Talcott Lightfoot Vandevelde Woehrle & Sadowsky         1978 - 1996 

    - Practice emphasizing white-collar criminal, business and civil rights litigation in federal and state courts, at both trial and appellate levels 

•   Law Clerk to Hon. Warren J. Ferguson, United States District Judge, Central District of California         1977 - 1978 ​


•   Loyola Law School, J.D.    1977

     Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Sigma Nu, Distinguished Alumna Award 2005 

•   Pomona College, B.A.       1972 

     Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa 


•   Federal Bar Association of Los Angeles 

     Board of Directors 2006 - Present 

•   Uncommon Good 

     Board of Directors 1998 - Present 

     Nonprofit providing education, health, environmental and urban farming programs for low income families 

•    Federal Magistrate Judges Association 

•    American Bar Association 

•    Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles 

•    Los Angeles County Bar Association 

1900 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 250
Los Angeles, California 90067
Tel.  (310) 201-0010
Fax. (310) 201-0016