The Honorable Judith L. Meyer

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department S20


The Hon. Judith L. Meyer is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was elected to the bench in June of 2006 after an unsuccessful bid for the bench in 2004.

Judge Meyer was subsequently appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in August of 2006.

She is a registered Republican

She filled the vacancy caused by the retirement of the Hon. Stephen Petersen. Then-governor Schwarzenegger's appointment allowed Judge Meyer to serve out Petersen's last few months that remained in his term.

Judge Meyer graduated with her B.A. in communication studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1988.

She attended Pepperdine University School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude with her J.D. in 1993.

While in law school, Meyer also received a certificate in Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration from Pepperdine's Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

After graduating from law school, Meyer clerked for both the U.S. Attorney's Office as well as the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

In 1994 Meyer joined the Ventura County District Attorney's Office where she served as a deputy district attorney for one year.

Meyer then became a deputy district attorney for the Los Angeles County D.A.'s office in 1995. During her 13 years with the L.A. District Attorney's Office, Meyer prosecuted sex crimes, elder abuse, and child support enforcement cases.

She remained with the D.A.'s office until being elected to the bench in 2006.

Judge Meyer taught criminal trial advocacy and evidence as an adjunct professor for Whittier Law School starting in 2009. She also served as an adjunct professor for California State University, Long Beach from 2008 to 2009, and for Pacific Coast University School of Law from 2002 to 2007.

Her memberships have included the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the Mexican American, and Italian American Bar Associations, as well as her state and local bar associations.

Judge Meyer, a native Californian, enjoys skiing, sailing and scuba diving. She is also fluent in American Sign Language.

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