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

  • WORLD TECH TOYS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, ET AL. VS SAIF YASIN

    Feb 25, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV21492 WORLD TECH TOYS, INC. vs SAIF YASIN

    Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Responses to Form Interrogatories – Limited and Motion to Compel Responses to Form Interrogatories – General

    TENTATIVE RULING: The motions are GRANTED. Defendant is ordered to serve verified, code compliant respons...

  • CARMELO IGLESIAS VS MAZGANI SOCIAL SERVICES INC ET AL

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    BC657191 CARMELO IGLESIAS VS MAZGANI SOCIAL SERVICES INC ET AL

    Plaintiff’s Motion to Add Judgment Debtor

    TENTATIVE RULING: The motion is DENIED.

    Plaintiff moves for an order naming Nazanin Mazgani as a defendant judgment debtor to the judgment rendered in this suit.

    A judgme...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: IZABELLA PHELPS

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03760 IN THE MATTER OF: IZABELLA PHELPS

    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: KONSTANTINOS SEKERIS

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03787 IN THE MATTER OF: KONSTANTINOS SEKERIS

    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: TANYA RENEE ALLEN

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03691 IN THE MATTER OF: TANYA RENEE ALLEN

    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: TIFANIE JOUDEH

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03705 IN THE MATTER OF: TIFANIE JOUDEH

    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: JOSHUA QUINCY-RAY JONES, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03215 IN THE MATTER OF: JOSHUA QUINCY-RAY JONES, et al.

    The court intends to deny the petition on the ground that petitioner is currently on active formal probation. Petitioner may, but need not, appear and be heard. If petitioner does not appear, the petition will be dismissed without prejud...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: JOSEPH HOWARD CABASUG

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03004 IN THE MATTER OF: JOSEPH HOWARD CABASUG

    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: KEONNA JONES

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03766 IN THE MATTER OF: KEONNA JONES

    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: JOSEPH MALKA, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03723 IN THE MATTER OF: JOSEPH MALKA, et al.

    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: JOHN SONG

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03796 IN THE MATTER OF: JOHN SONG

    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: KATHERINE JOANNA AISHA WILLIAMS

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03739 IN THE MATTER OF: KATHERINE JOANNA AISHA WILLIAMS

    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 petitione...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: CHAE IM SHINN

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03755 IN THE MATTER OF: CHAE IM SHINN

    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: LAVERNE BERNARD MEGGS, JR

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03764 IN THE MATTER OF: LAVERNE BERNARD MEGGS, JR

    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: DOUGLAS SANG LEE

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03754 IN THE MATTER OF: DOUGLAS SANG LEE

    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: THAYER LYNCH VINTON, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03735 IN THE MATTER OF: THAYER LYNCH VINTON, et al.

    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: NGOC GIA TRAN, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03693 IN THE MATTER OF: NGOC GIA TRAN, et al.

    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: XIAOYI YANG, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03708 IN THE MATTER OF: XIAOYI YANG, et al.

    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: HAYDEN TAI NGUY, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03746 IN THE MATTER OF: HAYDEN TAI NGUY, et al.

    The court intends to deny the petition on the ground that no birth certificate 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 reapp...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: PASCUAL MONROY

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03690 IN THE MATTER OF: PASCUAL MONROY

    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: ALEXANDRA MALLICK

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03025 IN THE MATTER OF: ALEXANDRA MALLICK

    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: ISABELLA ANGELINA SWANSON, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03713 IN THE MATTER OF: ISABELLA ANGELINA SWANSON, et al.

    The court intends to deny the petition on the ground that no birth certificates were filed and no criminal history assessment was filed for Isabella Angelina Swanson. Petitioner may, but need not, appear and be heard. If petitioner doe...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: PATRICK JOHN FERRUSI, III

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03785 IN THE MATTER OF: PATRICK JOHN FERRUSI, III

    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.

    ...

  • MICHAEL FERRARA, AN INDIVIDUAL, ET AL. VS 1088 ALAMITOS AVE LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    19STCV25378 MICHAEL FERRARA vs 1088 ALAMITOS AVE LLC

    Petitions to Approve Minor’s Compromise

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    Plaintiffs, Angelina Ferrara and Thomas Ferrara, by and through their GAL, Michael Ferrara filed this action against Defendants for damages arising out of alleged breach of...

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Recent Cases by Hon. Michelle Williams Court

Recent Rulings by Hon. Michelle Williams Court

  • WORLD TECH TOYS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, ET AL. VS SAIF YASIN

    Feb 25, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV21492 WORLD TECH TOYS, INC. vs SAIF YASIN

    Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Responses to Form Interrogatories – Limited and Motion to Compel Responses to Form Interrogatories – General

    TENTATIVE RULING: The motions are GRANTED. Defendant is ordered to serve verified, code compliant respons...

  • CARMELO IGLESIAS VS MAZGANI SOCIAL SERVICES INC ET AL

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    BC657191 CARMELO IGLESIAS VS MAZGANI SOCIAL SERVICES INC ET AL

    Plaintiff’s Motion to Add Judgment Debtor

    TENTATIVE RULING: The motion is DENIED.

    Plaintiff moves for an order naming Nazanin Mazgani as a defendant judgment debtor to the judgment rendered in this suit.

    A judgme...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: IZABELLA PHELPS

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03760 IN THE MATTER OF: IZABELLA PHELPS

    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: KONSTANTINOS SEKERIS

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03787 IN THE MATTER OF: KONSTANTINOS SEKERIS

    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: TANYA RENEE ALLEN

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03691 IN THE MATTER OF: TANYA RENEE ALLEN

    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: TIFANIE JOUDEH

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03705 IN THE MATTER OF: TIFANIE JOUDEH

    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: JOSHUA QUINCY-RAY JONES, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03215 IN THE MATTER OF: JOSHUA QUINCY-RAY JONES, et al.

    The court intends to deny the petition on the ground that petitioner is currently on active formal probation. Petitioner may, but need not, appear and be heard. If petitioner does not appear, the petition will be dismissed without prejud...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: JOSEPH HOWARD CABASUG

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03004 IN THE MATTER OF: JOSEPH HOWARD CABASUG

    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: KEONNA JONES

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03766 IN THE MATTER OF: KEONNA JONES

    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: JOSEPH MALKA, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03723 IN THE MATTER OF: JOSEPH MALKA, et al.

    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: JOHN SONG

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03796 IN THE MATTER OF: JOHN SONG

    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: KATHERINE JOANNA AISHA WILLIAMS

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03739 IN THE MATTER OF: KATHERINE JOANNA AISHA WILLIAMS

    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 petitione...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: CHAE IM SHINN

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03755 IN THE MATTER OF: CHAE IM SHINN

    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: LAVERNE BERNARD MEGGS, JR

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03764 IN THE MATTER OF: LAVERNE BERNARD MEGGS, JR

    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: DOUGLAS SANG LEE

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03754 IN THE MATTER OF: DOUGLAS SANG LEE

    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: THAYER LYNCH VINTON, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03735 IN THE MATTER OF: THAYER LYNCH VINTON, et al.

    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: NGOC GIA TRAN, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03693 IN THE MATTER OF: NGOC GIA TRAN, et al.

    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: XIAOYI YANG, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03708 IN THE MATTER OF: XIAOYI YANG, et al.

    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: HAYDEN TAI NGUY, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03746 IN THE MATTER OF: HAYDEN TAI NGUY, et al.

    The court intends to deny the petition on the ground that no birth certificate 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 reapp...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: PASCUAL MONROY

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03690 IN THE MATTER OF: PASCUAL MONROY

    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: ALEXANDRA MALLICK

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03025 IN THE MATTER OF: ALEXANDRA MALLICK

    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: ISABELLA ANGELINA SWANSON, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03713 IN THE MATTER OF: ISABELLA ANGELINA SWANSON, et al.

    The court intends to deny the petition on the ground that no birth certificates were filed and no criminal history assessment was filed for Isabella Angelina Swanson. Petitioner may, but need not, appear and be heard. If petitioner doe...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: PATRICK JOHN FERRUSI, III

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCP03785 IN THE MATTER OF: PATRICK JOHN FERRUSI, III

    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.

    ...

  • MICHAEL FERRARA, AN INDIVIDUAL, ET AL. VS 1088 ALAMITOS AVE LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    19STCV25378 MICHAEL FERRARA vs 1088 ALAMITOS AVE LLC

    Petitions to Approve Minor’s Compromise

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    Plaintiffs, Angelina Ferrara and Thomas Ferrara, by and through their GAL, Michael Ferrara filed this action against Defendants for damages arising out of alleged breach of...

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