The Hon. Neetu S. Badhan-Smith is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2017.
She is a registered Democrat.
Judge Badhan-Smith received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She went on to earn her J.D. from Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles.
Prior to her appointment to the Superior Court, Badhan-Smith had served as a deputy public defender for the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office starting in 2004. Before joining the P.D.'s office, she served as an attorney for the Southern California Housing Rights Center for one year beginning in 2003.