The Honorable Andrew G. Liu

Monterey County Superior Court, Department 2

Biography

The Hon. Andrew G. Liu is a judge for the Monterey County Superior Court in California. He was elected to the bench in 2014. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Russell Scott (Ret.).

Judge Liu graduated with his B.A. in philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1991. He went on to earn his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1994.

After graduating from law school, Liu remained on the East Coast, where he began working as an assistant district attorney with the Bronx County District Attorney's Office in 1994. During his ten-year tenure there, Liu served as a prosecutor in both the Domestic Violence/Sex Crimes Bureau and the Criminal Court Bureau. He also served as a supervisor for the Domestic Violence/Sex Crimes Bureau, as well as with the D.A.'s Complaint Filing Bureau. During that time, Liu served as a member of the New York City Criminal Court Committee on Domestic Violence and was also a member of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Domestic Violence.

Then, in 2005, Liu returned to California, where he began working as a deputy district attorney with the Monterey County District Attorney's Office assigned to their Major Felonies Unit. During his three years with the Monterey County D.A., Liu helped prosecute major felonies that included not only homicides but also public corruption, assaults, firearms possession, and embezzlement.

After thirteen years in the public sector, Liu entered into private practice in 2007. He first practiced as an attorney at the Worthington Law Centre, before going into solo practice at his own law firm in 2011. During his tenure in private practice, Liu served as a criminal defense attorney specializing in the representation of clients charged with major felonies.

Liu received the Award of Excellence from the Monterey County Peace Officers Association in 2007.

He has served as the president of the Door to Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides behavioral health and addiction services to individuals of varying ages. Liu has also served on the board of trustees for the Monterey College of Law.

At the time of his election to the Superior Court, Judge Liu, who was raised in California, was living in Salinas with his wife and daughter.