The Honorable Amy C. Yerkey

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department S02


The Hon. Amy C. Yerkey is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench in 2017 by former Governor Jerry Brown.

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Yerkey received her B.A. from The State University of New York at Binghamton in 1996. She went on to earn her J.D. from the St. John's University School of Law, New York in 1999.

Yerkey began her legal career as an associate at the firm Kaye Scholer, where she practiced for one year. She then began a clerkship for the Hon. Peter P. Olszewski, Sr. with the Pennsylvania Superior Court in 2000. She also clerked for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York from 2002 to 2005 after a brief stint as an associate at Piper Rudnick LLP in 2001. She also practiced briefly at Jackson Lewis LLP in 2006.

She would then become an attorney for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, where she would practice until 2008.

Yerkey then became an administrative law judge for the California Office of Administrative Hearings from 2008 to 2015, and for the U.S. Social Security Administration briefly in 2015.

She left that position after being elected to serve as a court commissioner for the Los Angeles County Superior Court that same year. She was serving in that capacity at the time of her appointment to the bench in 2017.

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