The Honorable Anne K. Richardson

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department 043


The Hon. Anne K. Richardson is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench in 2018 by former Governor Jerry Brown.

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Richardson graduated with her B.A. in philosophy from Swarthmore College in 1984. She went on to earn her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1989.

After graduating from law school, Richardson began a clerkship for the Hon. Mariana R. Pfaelzer with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She also became a public interest fellow at the law firm Litt and Stormer in 1990. Richardson then joined the law firm of Hadsell, Stormer, Richardson, and Renick LLP in 1993, where she practiced first as an associate until 1998 when she was named a partner. During her time at Hadsell et al., Richardson specialized in litigating sexual harassment, employment discrimination, international human rights, civil rights, and wrongful termination cases.

She would remain with the firm until 2014 when she became a director and civil rights attorney for Public Counsel's Consumer Law Project. While at the pro bono law firm, she continued to litigate complex civil rights cases as well as cases involving economic injustice.

She was named among the Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California by Super Lawyers in 2014 and was also named one of their Top 50 Women Litigators.

Richardson also taught as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School and Whitter Law School.

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