The Honorable David M. Hirsch

Ventura County Superior Court, Department 11


The Hon. David M. Hirsch is a judge for the Ventura County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2010 by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

He is registered decline-to-state.

Judge Hirsch received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1989. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1992.

After graduating from law school, Hirsch became a volunteer attorney for the Long Beach City Prosecutor's Office in 1993. A year later, he briefly joined the Law Offices of Joseph Ryan as an associate, before working as a vice president and general counsel at Hirsch Development.

He would then leave the private arena in 1997, to become a deputy district attorney for the Shasta County District Attorney's Office.

In 2000, Hirsch left the D.A.'s office to enter into solo practice in Los Angeles in an effort to be closer to his father, who had become seriously ill. During that time, he also practiced at the Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor for one year.

Hirsch then reentered the public sector in 2003, joining the Ventura County Public Defender's Office where he served as a public defender until 2008.

It was at that time that Hirsch would be selected to serve as a court commissioner for the Ventura Superior Court. He would remain in that capacity until his appointment to the bench two years later.

Judge Hirsch enjoys fishing and taking motorcycle road trips with his friends. He also enjoys watching UCLA Bruins football games and taking care of his three dogs.

Recent Rulings by Hon. David M. Hirsch

Recent Rulings by Hon. David M. Hirsch


    Nov 28, 2011 |  Judge David Hirsch |  Ventura County

    The court intends to grant the motion for real party, Department of Motor Vehicles, setting aside the court's order of September 20, 2011 and allow real party 30 days from the date of hearing within which to plead or other respond to the petition.

    "No notice of intent to appear is required. If you ...

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