The Honorable Eric C. Taylor

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department APJ


The Hon. Eric C. Taylor is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was originally appointed to the Inglewood Municipal Court in 1998 by former Governor Pete Wilson. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Wardell Moss (Ret.). Taylor was subsequently elevated to the Superior Court.

Judge Taylor received his B.A. from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1984. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1988.

Taylor served as an extern for the Hon. Allan E. Broussard (deceased), a former justice for the California Supreme Court. He then practiced as an associate for the law firms of Sonnenschein, Nath, and Rosenthal, and Pettit and Martin. Prior to his appointment to the Municipal Court, Taylor was serving as a deputy county counsel for the Los Angeles County Counsel's Office.

During his time on the bench, Judge Taylor served as the presiding judge for the Inglewood Municipal Court, and the supervising judge for the Superior Court's Southwest District.

In 2003 Judge Taylor was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the California Judges Association (CJA). Then, in 2015, he was elected to serve another two-year term as CJA president, making him the first person to ever be elected to the position twice in its history.

Judge Taylor is the son of John C. Taylor, who was a Freedom Rider during the Civil Rights movement.

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