The Hon. Dianna J. Gould-Saltman is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench in 2010 by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of Judith C. Chirlin.
She is a registered Democrat.
Judge Gould-Saltman graduated with her B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Irvine in 1979. She earned her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 1985.
After graduating from law school, Gould-Saltman joined the Law Offices of Lorraine C. Gollub, originally Gollub and O'Connor, as a clerk in 1984. After her clerkship, she became an associate for the firm and practiced there until 1994. She then joined Gould-Saltman Law Offices, LLP as a partner that same year, and was practicing for the firm at the time of her appointment to the Superior Court in 2010.
During her time on the Superior Court Judge Gould-Saltman has presided over the Family Law Section.
Some of her memberships have included the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Judge Gould-Saltman has written extensively on the subject of child custody laws.
She is a prolific speaker, panelist, and lecturer.
Among the many awards Judge Gould-Saltman has received over her illustrious legal career, she received the Los Angeles County Judge of the Year in 2014 by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and the 2013 Family Law Judge of the Year by the Pasadena Bar Association Family Law Section.
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