The Honorable Douglas W. Sortino

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 124

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Biography

The Hon. Douglas W. Sortino is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2005 by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Sortino received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1981. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1985.

Prior to his appointment to the Superior Court in 2005, Judge Sortino served as a deputy district attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

At the time of his appointment, Sortino was serving as the prosecutor for the Phil Spector murder trial.

During his time on the Superior Court, Judge Sortino has served as a judge pro tem for the Division Eight Court of Appeal.