The Honorable Brian S. Currey

2nd District Court of Appeal

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Biography

The Hon. Brian S. Currey is an Associate Justice for the Second District Court of Appeal, Division 4 in California. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2018. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of Nora Manella.

Judge Currey was originally appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2014 by then-governor Brown. He succeeded Lawrence J. Mira upon his retirement from the bench.

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Currey graduated with his B.A. in economics from the University of California, Davis in 1978. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1981.

After he graduated from law school, Currey joined the law firm of O'Melveny and Myers, LLP in 1981. He started out as an associate for the firm, where he practiced complex litigation involving corporate investigations, one of which included the Exxon Valdez case. In 1989 Currey was made a partner for the firm and would go on to serve as vice-chair for the firm's litigation department.

It was during that time that Currey helped create an award-winning program at the firm that involved pairing lawyers to smaller cities to act as pro bono prosecutors, which in turn allowed them to gain trial experience.

In 2010 Currey joined former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as Counsel to the Mayor. In March of 2013, he was named Deputy Mayor for Economic and Business Policy, where he helped manage then-mayor Villaraigosa's business and economic agenda.

In July of 2013, Currey re-joined the law firm of O'Melveny and Myers, LLP, where he served as Of Counsel until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2014.

During his time on the Superior Court, Judge Currey served as a judge pro tem for the Second District Court of Appeal.

He has taught at the USC Gould School of Law.

Judge Currey enjoys running and fly-fishing.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Brian S. Currey

  • BYRON L BOBBITT VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES

    Apr 12, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 13. Byron Laroy Bobbitt v. City of Los Angeles, et al. Case No.: BC635536 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on motion of plaintiff’s counsel to be relieved Tentative ruling: I. Background In this action for quiet title and elder abuse, counsel for Plaintiff Byron Laroy Bobbitt moves unopposed to be relieve...

  • KENNETH SPENCER ET AL VS JANET JOYCE BOBBITT

    Apr 12, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 11. Kenneth Spencer v. Janet Joyce Bobbitt, et al. Case No.: BC604638 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on defense counsel’s motion to be relieved Tentative ruling: I. Background In this breach of the warranty of habitability-based action, counsel for Defendant Byron Laroy Bobbitt moves unopposed to be rel...

  • ELAINE MCCLURE VS RICHARD BRAXTON ET AL

    Apr 12, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 10. Elaine McClure v. Richard Braxton, et al. Case No.: BC557461 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on motion to bifurcate; motion to be relieved Tentative ruling: [Revised] I. Background Plaintiff Elaine McClure alleges that her son was shot and killed at the 89th St. Motel, where he resided. The unidentif...

  • OLIMPIA ARAGON ET AL VS MANGIONE INC ET AL

    Apr 12, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 12. Olimpia Aragon v. Mangione, Inc., et al. Case No.: BC619334 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on two motions to tax costs Tentative ruling: I. Background In this personal injury case arising from a shooting death outside of a McDonald’s restaurant, the Court granted Defendants Mangione, Inc., McDonald’...

  • PENELOPE ARMSTRONG VS THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

    Apr 12, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 9. Penelope Armstrong v. County of Los Angeles Case No.: BC528453 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on motion for new trial Tentative ruling: I. Background In this case arising from alleged sex discrimination, retaliation, and Labor Code and Bane Act violations, Defendant County of Los Angeles prevailed af...

  • CLEVELAND PALMER VS. RUBYE JUDGE

    Apr 10, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 15. Cleveland Palmer v. Rubye Judge Case No.: TS021058 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on petition for release of property from lien Tentative ruling: In this “Petition for Release of Property from Lien [Cal. Civ. Code § 8490],” self-represented Petitioner Cleveland Palmer alleges that (1) he owns certai...

  • ARACELIA CUEVAS ET AL VS JUAN GARCIA ET AL

    Apr 10, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 8. Aracelia Cuevas v. Garcia Corona, et al. Case No.: BC591333 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on motion to be relieved as counsel Tentative ruling: I. Background In this negligence and wrongful death action arising from an automobile versus pedestrian accident, counsel for Plaintiffs moves unopposed to ...

  • HERMAGENE CARTER VS LOIS MARIE JACKSON

    Apr 10, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 11. Hermagene Carter v. Lois Marie Jackson Case No.: BC665955 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on motion to be relieved as counsel Tentative ruling: I. Background In this action for negligence, premises liability, and breach of the warranty of habitability arising from an alleged ceiling collapse on Defen...

  • FRANCISCO CORONA, ET AL. VS. RAMON BUENO

    Apr 10, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 13. Francisco Corona, et al. v. Ramon Bueno, et al. Case No.: TC028862 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on motion for attorney fees and costs Tentative ruling: I. Introduction Plaintiffs allege that there was a real estate purchase agreement between themselves as buyers and Defendants Ramon Bueno and Buen...

  • AIDA INIGUEZ VS DOMINGO C BARRIENTOS ET AL

    Apr 10, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 10. Aida Iniguez, et al. v. Domingo C. Barrientos, et al. Case No.: BC616038 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on motion for determination of good faith settlement Tentative ruling: I. Background Plaintiffs Aida and Francisco Iniguez assert causes of action against Defendants alleging professional negligen...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Brian S. Currey

  • BYRON L BOBBITT VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES

    Apr 12, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 13. Byron Laroy Bobbitt v. City of Los Angeles, et al. Case No.: BC635536 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on motion of plaintiff’s counsel to be relieved Tentative ruling: I. Background In this action for quiet title and elder abuse, counsel for Plaintiff Byron Laroy Bobbitt moves unopposed to be relieve...

  • KENNETH SPENCER ET AL VS JANET JOYCE BOBBITT

    Apr 12, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 11. Kenneth Spencer v. Janet Joyce Bobbitt, et al. Case No.: BC604638 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on defense counsel’s motion to be relieved Tentative ruling: I. Background In this breach of the warranty of habitability-based action, counsel for Defendant Byron Laroy Bobbitt moves unopposed to be rel...

  • ELAINE MCCLURE VS RICHARD BRAXTON ET AL

    Apr 12, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 10. Elaine McClure v. Richard Braxton, et al. Case No.: BC557461 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on motion to bifurcate; motion to be relieved Tentative ruling: [Revised] I. Background Plaintiff Elaine McClure alleges that her son was shot and killed at the 89th St. Motel, where he resided. The unidentif...

  • OLIMPIA ARAGON ET AL VS MANGIONE INC ET AL

    Apr 12, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 12. Olimpia Aragon v. Mangione, Inc., et al. Case No.: BC619334 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on two motions to tax costs Tentative ruling: I. Background In this personal injury case arising from a shooting death outside of a McDonald’s restaurant, the Court granted Defendants Mangione, Inc., McDonald’...

  • PENELOPE ARMSTRONG VS THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

    Apr 12, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 9. Penelope Armstrong v. County of Los Angeles Case No.: BC528453 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on motion for new trial Tentative ruling: I. Background In this case arising from alleged sex discrimination, retaliation, and Labor Code and Bane Act violations, Defendant County of Los Angeles prevailed af...

  • CLEVELAND PALMER VS. RUBYE JUDGE

    Apr 10, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 15. Cleveland Palmer v. Rubye Judge Case No.: TS021058 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on petition for release of property from lien Tentative ruling: In this “Petition for Release of Property from Lien [Cal. Civ. Code § 8490],” self-represented Petitioner Cleveland Palmer alleges that (1) he owns certai...

  • ARACELIA CUEVAS ET AL VS JUAN GARCIA ET AL

    Apr 10, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 8. Aracelia Cuevas v. Garcia Corona, et al. Case No.: BC591333 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on motion to be relieved as counsel Tentative ruling: I. Background In this negligence and wrongful death action arising from an automobile versus pedestrian accident, counsel for Plaintiffs moves unopposed to ...

  • HERMAGENE CARTER VS LOIS MARIE JACKSON

    Apr 10, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 11. Hermagene Carter v. Lois Marie Jackson Case No.: BC665955 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on motion to be relieved as counsel Tentative ruling: I. Background In this action for negligence, premises liability, and breach of the warranty of habitability arising from an alleged ceiling collapse on Defen...

  • FRANCISCO CORONA, ET AL. VS. RAMON BUENO

    Apr 10, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 13. Francisco Corona, et al. v. Ramon Bueno, et al. Case No.: TC028862 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on motion for attorney fees and costs Tentative ruling: I. Introduction Plaintiffs allege that there was a real estate purchase agreement between themselves as buyers and Defendants Ramon Bueno and Buen...

  • AIDA INIGUEZ VS DOMINGO C BARRIENTOS ET AL

    Apr 10, 2018 |  Los Angeles County, CA

    # 10. Aida Iniguez, et al. v. Domingo C. Barrientos, et al. Case No.: BC616038 Matter on calendar for: Hearing on motion for determination of good faith settlement Tentative ruling: I. Background Plaintiffs Aida and Francisco Iniguez assert causes of action against Defendants alleging professional negligen...

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