The Honorable Michelle Williams Court

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department 074

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Biography

The Hon. Michelle Williams Court is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench in 2011 by former governor Jerry Brown. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Conrad P. Aragon (Ret.).

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Court received her B.A. from Pomona College in 1988. She went on to earn her J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1993.

After graduating from law school, Court joined the law firm of Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley, and Jennett as an associate, where she practiced from 1993 to 1994. Court then became a project attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California for one year. After leaving the ACLU, she joined the law firm of Litt and Marquez where she practiced as an associate from 1995 to 1999.

After a brief stint at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where Court served as a community builder fellow and civil rights specialist for one year, and as a senior associate at the law firm of Milberg LLP where she practiced for two years, she joined the nonprofit, legal aid foundation, Bet Tzedek in 2002.

While at Bet Tzedek, Court served as Vice President and general counsel for the advocacy group from 2002 to 2011.

Her memberships have included the American Law Institute and the LA Law Library's Board of Trustees.

In 2018, Judge Court wrote an article for the Advocate on tips for new attorneys on how to present a case to the jury.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Michelle Williams Court

  • 5230 LANKERSHIM, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY VS KEVIN ROBERTS, ET AL.

    Apr 13, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV08125 5230 LANKERSHIM, LLC vs KEVIN ROBERTS

    OSC re Entry Default Judgment

    TENTATIVE RULING: NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The court will enter judgment.

    ...

  • M. TROY SOUMIS VS RUDOLF KOSTRIBA

    Apr 13, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV34917 M. TROY SOUMIS vs RUDOLF KOSTRIBA

    OSC re Entry Default Judgment

    TENTATIVE RULING: NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The court will enter judgment.

    ...

  • ARMINAK SOLUTIONS LLC VS GLAMOUR LAB COSMETICFS INC ET AL

    Apr 13, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    BC700477 ARMINAK SOLUTIONS LLC VS GLAMOUR LAB COSMETICS INC

    Defense Counsel’s Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

    TENTATIVE RULING: The motion is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for lack of proof of service on defendant or plaintiff’s counsel.

    ...

  • YESSICA MELGAR VS VERMONT MOTEL, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV27397 YESSICA MELGAR vs VERMONT MOTEL

    Demurrer to the 1st Amended Complaint

    TENTATIVE RULING: The demurrer is OVERRULED with respect to the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th causes of action and SUSTAINED WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND as to the 12th cause of action. Defendants are ordered to file...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: YVETTE I. AKANA

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00095 IN THE MATTER OF: YVETTE I. AKANA

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: ANTHONY DELL ROBINSON

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00110 IN THE MATTER OF: ANTHONY DELL ROBINSON

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: DONOVAN ZAVALA

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00119 IN THE MATTER OF: DONOVAN ZAVALA

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: MALIK JAMAL TARBER

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00266 IN THE MATTER OF: MALIK JAMAL TARBER

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: KEMET NASIR BAMSHAI RAKENTE

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00121 IN THE MATTER OF: KEMET NASIR BAMSHAI RAKENTE

    The court intends to deny the petition on the ground that petitioner did not submit a criminal history assessment form. Petitioner may, but need not, appear and be heard. If petitioner does not appear, the petition will be dismissed without ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: MILA KALEY FUNAOKA, MINOR, MARY FUNAOKA, BY AND THROUGH GUARDIAN AD LITEM

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00247 IN THE MATTER OF: MILA KALEY FUNAOKA

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: TYRONNE DUVAL WRIGHT

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00238 IN THE MATTER OF: TYRONNE DUVAL WRIGHT

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: AQUILA KAY RAHA MUBYANA, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00224 IN THE MATTER OF: AQUILA KAY RAHA MUBYANA

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: JESUS ALEXANDER ARCEO, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00235 IN THE MATTER OF: JESUS ALEXANDER ARCEO

    The court intends to deny the petition on the ground that no proof of publication was filed. Petitioner may, but need not, appear and be heard. If petitioner does not appear, the petition will be dismissed without prejudice and petitioner may reap...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: NATHAN SANCHEZ, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00178 IN THE MATTER OF: NATHAN SANCHEZ

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: JUANA HERNANDEZ AYON

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00111 IN THE MATTER OF: JUANA HERNANDEZ AYON

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: NOAH BRIAN SOLOMON

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00410 IN THE MATTER OF: NOAH BRIAN SOLOMON

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • GUNWOO, INC. VS AMGUARD INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV04500 GUNWOO, INC. vs AMGUARD INSURANCE COMPANY

    Defendants’ Motion to Continue Trial

    TENTATIVE RULING: The motion to continue trial is DENIED. “To ensure the prompt disposition of civil cases, the dates assigned for a trial are firm. All parties and their counsel must regard the date ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: WENGIAN FONG

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00145 IN THE MATTER OF: WENGIAN FONG

    The court intends to deny the petition on the ground that the petition is incomplete. Petitioner may, but need not, appear and be heard. If petitioner does not appear, the petition will be dismissed without prejudice and petitioner may reapply.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: SUN YOUNG PARK

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00124 IN THE MATTER OF: SUN YOUNG PARK

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: BENJAMIN GUTIERREZ

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00324 IN THE MATTER OF: BENJAMIN GUTIERREZ

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: MARGARET XUANQING HU

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00164 IN THE MATTER OF: MARGARET XUANQING HU

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: CLARENCE ANTHONY MARTIN

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00423 IN THE MATTER OF: CLARENCE ANTHONY MARTIN

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: ALEXANDER C TOTZ

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00451 IN THE MATTER OF: ALEXANDER C TOTZ

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: SAM FUJIKAWA MURPHY

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00166 IN THE MATTER OF: SAM FUJIKAWA MURPHY

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

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Recent Cases by Hon. Michelle Williams Court

Recent Rulings by Hon. Michelle Williams Court

  • 5230 LANKERSHIM, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY VS KEVIN ROBERTS, ET AL.

    Apr 13, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV08125 5230 LANKERSHIM, LLC vs KEVIN ROBERTS

    OSC re Entry Default Judgment

    TENTATIVE RULING: NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The court will enter judgment.

    ...

  • M. TROY SOUMIS VS RUDOLF KOSTRIBA

    Apr 13, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV34917 M. TROY SOUMIS vs RUDOLF KOSTRIBA

    OSC re Entry Default Judgment

    TENTATIVE RULING: NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The court will enter judgment.

    ...

  • ARMINAK SOLUTIONS LLC VS GLAMOUR LAB COSMETICFS INC ET AL

    Apr 13, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    BC700477 ARMINAK SOLUTIONS LLC VS GLAMOUR LAB COSMETICS INC

    Defense Counsel’s Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

    TENTATIVE RULING: The motion is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for lack of proof of service on defendant or plaintiff’s counsel.

    ...

  • YESSICA MELGAR VS VERMONT MOTEL, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV27397 YESSICA MELGAR vs VERMONT MOTEL

    Demurrer to the 1st Amended Complaint

    TENTATIVE RULING: The demurrer is OVERRULED with respect to the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th causes of action and SUSTAINED WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND as to the 12th cause of action. Defendants are ordered to file...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: YVETTE I. AKANA

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00095 IN THE MATTER OF: YVETTE I. AKANA

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: ANTHONY DELL ROBINSON

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00110 IN THE MATTER OF: ANTHONY DELL ROBINSON

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: DONOVAN ZAVALA

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00119 IN THE MATTER OF: DONOVAN ZAVALA

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: MALIK JAMAL TARBER

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00266 IN THE MATTER OF: MALIK JAMAL TARBER

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: KEMET NASIR BAMSHAI RAKENTE

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00121 IN THE MATTER OF: KEMET NASIR BAMSHAI RAKENTE

    The court intends to deny the petition on the ground that petitioner did not submit a criminal history assessment form. Petitioner may, but need not, appear and be heard. If petitioner does not appear, the petition will be dismissed without ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: MILA KALEY FUNAOKA, MINOR, MARY FUNAOKA, BY AND THROUGH GUARDIAN AD LITEM

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00247 IN THE MATTER OF: MILA KALEY FUNAOKA

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: TYRONNE DUVAL WRIGHT

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00238 IN THE MATTER OF: TYRONNE DUVAL WRIGHT

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: AQUILA KAY RAHA MUBYANA, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00224 IN THE MATTER OF: AQUILA KAY RAHA MUBYANA

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: JESUS ALEXANDER ARCEO, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00235 IN THE MATTER OF: JESUS ALEXANDER ARCEO

    The court intends to deny the petition on the ground that no proof of publication was filed. Petitioner may, but need not, appear and be heard. If petitioner does not appear, the petition will be dismissed without prejudice and petitioner may reap...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: NATHAN SANCHEZ, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00178 IN THE MATTER OF: NATHAN SANCHEZ

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: JUANA HERNANDEZ AYON

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00111 IN THE MATTER OF: JUANA HERNANDEZ AYON

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: NOAH BRIAN SOLOMON

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00410 IN THE MATTER OF: NOAH BRIAN SOLOMON

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • GUNWOO, INC. VS AMGUARD INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV04500 GUNWOO, INC. vs AMGUARD INSURANCE COMPANY

    Defendants’ Motion to Continue Trial

    TENTATIVE RULING: The motion to continue trial is DENIED. “To ensure the prompt disposition of civil cases, the dates assigned for a trial are firm. All parties and their counsel must regard the date ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: WENGIAN FONG

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00145 IN THE MATTER OF: WENGIAN FONG

    The court intends to deny the petition on the ground that the petition is incomplete. Petitioner may, but need not, appear and be heard. If petitioner does not appear, the petition will be dismissed without prejudice and petitioner may reapply.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: SUN YOUNG PARK

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00124 IN THE MATTER OF: SUN YOUNG PARK

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: BENJAMIN GUTIERREZ

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00324 IN THE MATTER OF: BENJAMIN GUTIERREZ

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: MARGARET XUANQING HU

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00164 IN THE MATTER OF: MARGARET XUANQING HU

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: CLARENCE ANTHONY MARTIN

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00423 IN THE MATTER OF: CLARENCE ANTHONY MARTIN

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: ALEXANDER C TOTZ

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00451 IN THE MATTER OF: ALEXANDER C TOTZ

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: SAM FUJIKAWA MURPHY

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    21STCP00166 IN THE MATTER OF: SAM FUJIKAWA MURPHY

    NO APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY. The petition will be granted. A copy of the signed decree will be available in Room 112 of the Clerk's Office seven days after the date of the hearing.

    ...

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