The Honorable Michelle M. Ahnn

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department 004


The Hon. Michelle M. Ahnn is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She succeeded the Hon. Lee S. Edmon after his elevation to the Court of Appeal. Ahnn was appointed by former Governor Jerry Brown on November 17, 2015.

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Ahnn received her B.A. from Brown University. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1998. Ahnn was an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown University Law College from 1999-2001.

After graduating from law school, Ahnn clerked for the Hon. Napoleon A. Jones, Jr. with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in 1998. After completing her fellowship, Ahnn became a deputy alternate public defender in 2001 for the Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender's Office. She remained in that capacity until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2015.

In 2004 and 2005 Ahnn was a lecturer at her alma mater, the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Her memberships have included the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California.

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