The Honorable Audra M. Mori

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 021

Biography

The Hon. Audra M. Mori 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 registered without party preference.

Judge Mori received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1989. She went on to earn her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1992.

After graduating from law school, Mori became an associate at Brobeck, Phleger, and Harrison from 1992 to 1994. She then began a two-year clerkship with the Hon. Richard W. Goldberg with the U.S. Court of International Trade. Mori completed her clerkship in 1996 and went on to become an associate at Andrews Kurth LLP. Two years later she joined the law firm Preston, Gates, and Ellis LLP, where she practiced as an associate and a partner for the firm until 2002. Mori also partnered at Piper Rudnick LLP for two years. Then, in 2005, she became a partner at Perkins Coie LLP. Mori practiced copyright, trademark, and general commercial litigation for over twelve years for the firm, where she was made a managing partner of the Los Angeles office in 2017.

Some of her many memberships have included the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, past-president of the Japanese
American Bar Association, the Bet Tzedek Justice Ball Planning Committee, as well as her local and state bar associations.

Mori was named a Best Lawyers Under 40 in 2005 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and was also named a Southern California Super Lawyer from 2005 to 2010 by the Law & Politics Magazine.

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