The Honorable Gus T. May

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department 002D

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Biography

The Hon. Gus T. May is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2017 by former governor Jerry Brown. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of Robert E. Willett.

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge May received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He went on to earn his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

May began a clerkship with the Hon. Lawrence K. Karlton with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in 1991. He joined the law firm of Hall and Associates as an associate in 1993. May practiced with the firm for three years before becoming the litigation director for the Center for Law in the Public Interest in 1996.

In 1998 May began a clerkship with the Hon. A. Howard Matz with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

A year later he would become the legal director for Public Interest Investigations, Inc. where he practiced for two years. Then in 2001 May joined Bet Tzedek, a non-profit law firm that offers free legal aid to the less fortunate, as their directing attorney. He practiced for the non-profit firm for 11 years and was named the Vice President of Legal Services in 2016. He was still serving in that capacity at the time of his appointment to the Superior Court in 2017.

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