The Honorable Charlaine F. Olmedo

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 105

Biography

The Hon. Charlaine F. Olmedo is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Gray Davis in 2002.

Judge Olmedo attended the Mirman School, a school for gifted children in Los Angeles, from 1977-1979.

Olmedo received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She went on to earn her J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1989.

After graduating from law school, Judge Olmedo joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office in 1989 as a deputy district attorney in the Hardcore Gang Unit. She left the D.A.'s office in 1994 to become a prosecutor for the U.S. Justice Department. Prior to her appointment to the Superior Court in 2002, Olmedo had been practicing as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles. During her time with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Olmedo worked on the Organized Crime Strike Force.

Olmedo has taught a series of classes for the Mirman Schools' Upper School.