The Honorable Chet L. Taylor

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department S09

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Biography

The Hon. Chet L. Taylor is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of William R. Chidsey.

He declined to state his party affiliation.

Judge Taylor received his bachelor's degree from Fordham University. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1983.

After graduating from law school in Los Angeles, Taylor joined the New York District Attorney's Office as an assistant district attorney. He served four years as a prosecutor in New York before returning to California in 1987. He clerked for the late Lawrence T. Lydick, a U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California, from 1987 to 1988. After his clerkship, Judge Taylor joined the law firm of Sidley and Austin as an attorney and then became a sole practitioner in 1991. Taylor had been in private practice for almost 20 years at the time of his appointment to the Superior Court in 2010.

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