The Honorable David V. Herriford

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 132


The Hon. David V. Herriford is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2010 by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Gregg Marcus (Ret.).

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Herriford received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1979. He went on to earn his J.D. from Stanford University Law School in 1982.

After graduating from law school, Herriford joined the San Francisco law firm of Long and Levit LLP as an associate in 1982. He would remain with the firm for two years before leaving to enter the public arena in 1984.

Herriford became a deputy district attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office in 1984 and would work as a prosecutor for the D.A.'s office for five years.

Then, in 1989, Herriford practiced as an associate at the law firm of McKinney, Peters, and Granville for one year before becoming a sole practitioner in 1990. He served 20 years as a solo practitioner before being appointed to the Superior Court in 2010.

While on the bench, Judge Herriford issued a bench warrant with a body attachment for then-Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck in February 2016. The warrant was issued at the behest of defense attorney Nana Gyamfi when then-Chief Beck and the acting city attorney failed to make an appearance at her clients trial.

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