The Honorable Michael E. Whitaker

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department 417


The Hon. Michael E. Whitaker is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2014 by former Governor Jerry Brown.

Judge Whitaker received his B.A. from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. He on to earn his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1991.

After graduating from law school, Whitaker joined the San Francisco law firm of Bronson, Bronson, and McKinnon as an associate in 1991. In 1993 he became a staff attorney for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) where he practiced for three years. Whitaker then joined the Law Office of Richard S. Kim as an associate in 1997. After practicing for the law firm for one year, he became a deputy attorney general for the State of California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General. Judge Whitaker was named a supervising deputy attorney general in 2006 and was serving in that capacity at the time of his appointment to the Superior Court in 2014.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Michael E. Whitaker

Recent Cases by Hon. Michael E. Whitaker

Recent Rulings by Hon. Michael E. Whitaker

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