The Hon. Eleanor J. Hunter is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench in 2005 by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She filled the vacancy created by the appointment of the Hon. Dale Fischer to a position on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Hunter is a registered Democrat.
She received her B.S. from California State University, Long Beach. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of LaVerne College of Law.
Prior to her appointment to the Superior Court, Hunter served as a deputy district attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. During her 16 years with the D.A.'s office, Hunter helped to prosecute several high-profile cases, one of which included a former Symbionese Liberation Army operative who had attempted to blow up Los Angeles Police Department squad cars in 1975 by using nail bombs.
Before joining the D.A.'s office, Hunter worked as an attorney for the Torrance, California law firms of Malek and Malek, and Shield and Smith.
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