The Honorable Donna Hollingsworth

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 003

Biography

The Hon. Donna Hollingsworth Armstrong is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was elected to the bench in 2014. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Carlos A. Uranga (Ret.).

Judge Hollingsworth Armstrong received her bachelor's degree in political science from California State University, Long Beach. She went on to earn her J.D. from Southwestern Law School. During law school, she served as an extern for the District Attorney's Office. Hollingsworth Armstrong put herself through law school by working fulltime as a legislative assistant to the former U.S. Assemblyman Steve Kuykendall with California's 54th Assembly. She also worked as a case manager for the dispute resolution firm, JAMS.

Then, after graduating from law school, Hollingsworth Armstrong joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office as a deputy district attorney in 2000. She would spend the next 14 years at the D.A.'s office, where she was assigned to the Victim Impact Unit as well as the Hardcore Gang Division. During her tenure there, she prosecuted cases involving child abuse, domestic violence, sex crimes, and elder abuse. She remained with the D.A.'s office until being elected to the Superior Court in 2014.

Hollingsworth Armstrong has also served as the Los Angeles County Bar Association's delegate to the Conference of California Bar Associations.

Judge Hollingsworth Armstrong, who was born and raised in Los Angeles, was adopted as a baby.