The Hon. Danielle R.A. Gibbons is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was elected to the bench in June 2018 and was subsequently appointed by former Governor Jerry Brown in October 2018. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Mark G. Nelson (Ret.).
She is a registered Democrat.
Judge Gibbons graduated with her B.A. in history from California State University, Fullerton in 1997. She went on to earn her J.D. with an emphasis on oral advocacy from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2001.
Gibbons entered into a clerkship with the Orange County District Attorney's Office in 2000, and with the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office in 2001.
After completing her clerkships, Gibbons became a sole practitioner, opening the Law Offices of Danielle R.A. Gibbons in 2001. After three years in solo practice, she would then partner with her father, Joseph Thomas Gibbons, Jr., and her brother Marc Gibbons at their family's law firm, Gibbons, Gibbons, and Gibbons. During her thirteen years there, she defended both juveniles and adults who faced charges ranging from minor infractions to murder. She also served as the chief financial officer at the firm.
Then, in 2017, Gibbons was selected by the court judges to serve as a court commissioner for the Los Angeles County Superior Court. She was ultimately elected to the bench eight months later.
While a court commissioner, she presided over a family law calendar at the Norwalk Courthouse that included hearing domestic and gun violence cases, as well as elder abuse, school, and workplace violence cases.