The Honorable Michael J. O'Gara

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department H


The Hon. Michael J. O'Gara is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was elected to the bench in November of 2008.

He is a registered Republican.

Judge O'Gara graduated with his B.A. in history from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1987. He went on to earn his J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 1990. While in college, O'Gara was a drum major for the UCLA marching band.

After graduating from law school, O'Gara joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office where he worked as a deputy district attorney for 17 years.

A California native, Judge O'Gara has been an active member of his community, having volunteered for the Boy Scouts of America, the American Youth Soccer Organization, and the Parent Teacher Association.

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