The Hon. Mark A. Juhas is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2002 by former governor Gray Davis.
Judge Juhas received his B.A. from Colorado College in 1976. He went on to graduate cum laude with his J.D. from the University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1979.
After completing a clerkship at a Tacoma, Washington law firm, Juhas joined the Los Angeles law firm of Harrington, Foxx, Dubrow, and Cantor as an associate in 1979. He would remain with the firm for 23 years, where he practiced civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance defense. He was named a partner at the firm in 1985 and was serving in that capacity at the time of his appointment to the Superior Court in 2002.
Judge Juhas also served as a judge pro tem for traffic and small-claims court.
He has taught community property and family law as an adjunct professor for Southwestern Law School and served as an instructor at the Center for Judicial Education and Research.
His professional memberships have included the Los Angeles Law Library, the Access and Fairness Committee, the CJER Governing Committee, and the Elkins Family Law Task Force, just to name a few.
During his time on the bench, Judge Juhas has presided over the Family Law Courtroom.
Judge Juhas, who hails from Colorado, has received several awards throughout his legal career. In 2011 he received the Judicial Officer of the Year Award from the California Lawyers Association, and in 2016 he received the Outstanding Community Service Award from Southwestern Law School.
In 2015 the California Bar Journal published an article written by Judge Juhas on the subject of unbundling legal services to make them more accessible to litigants who might not otherwise have access to them.
He also co-wrote an article that appeared in the June 2018 issue of the Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine that addressed the issue of litigants who are forced to represent themselves in court.
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