The Honorable LaRonda J. McCoy

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department 102


The Hon. LaRonda J. McCoy is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench in June of 2016 by former Governor Jerry Brown. She filled the vacancy that was created by the retirement of the Hon. Ronald V. Skyers (Ret.).

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge McCoy attended California State University, Dominguez Hills where she received her B.S. in 1982. She went on to graduate with her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1986.

McCoy completed an externship for associate justice for the Hon. Leon Thompson of the California Court of Appeal, who is now deceased.

McCoy, who grew up in Compton, joined the Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office in 1990 as a deputy public defender. She would serve in that capacity for six years before leaving to join Los Angeles' Alternate P.D.'s office in 1996. After holding several positions there, McCoy was made a deputy-in-charge for the Long Beach Branch office of the APD in 2015. She holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman to hold that position. McCoy remained with the APD until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2016.

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