The Hon. Connie R. Quinones is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench in 2013 by former Governor Jerry Brown. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. John S. Fisher (Ret.).
She is a registered Democrat.
Judge Quinones received her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. She went on to earn her J.D. from Western State College of Law in 1990. While attending law school, Quinones began a clerkship in 1987 with the Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services of Southeast Los Angeles County (LASOC and CLS), an organization that provides free civil legal services to the elderly and low-income families.
After graduating from law school in 1990, Quinones became an attorney for LASOC and CLS. In 1991 she joined the Law Offices of Michael Lopiano as an attorney. That same year, Quinones joined the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office as a deputy public defender. She remained there until joining the L.A. County Alternate Public Defender's Office in 1996 as a deputy alternate public defender. Quinones became a senior trial lawyer for the Alternate P.D.'s office in 2004 and was serving in that capacity at the time of her appointment to the Superior Court in 2013.
Judge Quinones, who grew up in Paramount, California, has served as a guest speaker at events for high school and college students on the subjects of empowerment, encouragement and her journey to becoming a judge.