The Honorable Curtis A. Kin

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department E

Biography

The Hon. Curtis A. Kin is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in July of 2013 by former Governor Jerry Brown. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Lyle M. MacKenzie (Ret.).

Kin is a registered Republican.

Judge Kin graduated with his B.A. in international relations from the University of Southern California in 1993. He went on to earn his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1996.

After graduating from law school, Kin began a clerkship for the Hon. Jed S. Rakoff with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in 1996. He then joined the New York law firm of Cravath, Swain, and Moore as an associate after completing his clerkship in 1997. After practicing for two years at the firm, Kin became a clerk for the Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, then-judge for the U.S. Court of Appeal for the 2nd Circuit in New York.

Kin returned to the West Coast in 2000 to join the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California as an assistant U.S. Attorney. Kin served as a federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice for twelve years before being named Chief of Appeals in 2012. During his time at the DOJ, Kim prosecuted white-collar crimes, fraud, and human sex trafficking cases. He remained at the DOJ until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2013.

While serving as an assistant U.S. attorney in 2000, Kin appeared on the first season of the reality television series, Big Brother.

Judge Kin has served as an adjunct professor for Pepperdine University Law School in 2003 and for the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2004.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Curtis A. Kin

Recent Rulings by Hon. Curtis A. Kin