The Honorable Dan Thomas Oki

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department retired

Biography

The Hon. Dan Thomas Oki (Ret.) was a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was originally appointed to the Municipal Court by former Governor Pete Wilson in 1992. He was subsequentially elevated to the Superior Court in 1997 by then-Governor Wilson. He retired in January 2019, and the Hon. Gloria White-Brown was transferred from the West Covina trial court to fill his vacancy.

Oki graduated with his B.A. in political science from Stanford University in 1973. He went on to earn his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1977.

After graduating from law school, Oki entered into private practice for five years. Then in 1982, he became a partner at Jacobsohn, Christian, Stewart, and Oki Law Corp. where he practiced criminal and civil litigation. He remained with the firm until his appointment to the Municipal Court in 1992.

During his time on the bench, Oki served as a presiding judge of the Municipal Court for a two-year term from 1993 to1994. After his elevation to the Superior Court in 1997, he was appointed supervising judge for the East District in 1998. In 2001, Oki became the supervising judge for the Criminal Division.

Some of his memberships have included the American Bar Association and the Japanese American Bar Associaton.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Dan Thomas Oki

Recent Rulings by Hon. Dan Thomas Oki