The Honorable Firdaus F. Dordi

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department J

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Biography

The Hon. Firdaus F. Dordi is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2016 by former Governor Jerry Brown. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Allan J. Goodman (Ret.).

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Dordi received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He went on to earn his J.D. from Loyola Law School.

After graduating from law school, Dordi became a research attorney for the Hon. Thomas I. McKnew, Jr. with the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 1997. After a year in that position, Dordi clerked for the Hon. Robert M. Takasugi with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Then, in 2000, he joined the Office of Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California (FPD-CDCA). Dordi began his 14-year career at the FPD-CDCA as a deputy federal public defender and was subsequently named a Chief of the Los Angeles office's trial unit. He left the FPD-CDCA in 2014 to enter into private practice.

Dordi became a co-founder and partner of Dordi, Williams, Cohen LLP in 2014, where he practiced until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2016.

Judge Dordi, who is Indian American, was honored for his pro bono work involving civil rights by the Asian Americans Advancing Justice in 2017. He also received the Public Interest Award from the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California in 2014.

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