Judge Philip S. Gutierrez | Trellis

The Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez

U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Department 6A

Biography

The Hon. Philip S. Gutierrez is a District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division. He was nominated by President George W. Bush in January 2007 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate three weeks later. He filled the seat vacated by the Hon. Terry J. Hatter, Jr.

Judge Gutierrez received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1981. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1984.

After graduating from law school, Gutierrez practiced as an associate at Wolf, Pocrass, and Reyes, before joining Kern and Wooley in 1986. Then, two years later, he joined Cotkin and Collin, where he would become a managing partner for the firm's Santa Ana office. Gutierrez was practicing in that capacity when he received a call to the state bench in 1997.

The former Governor Pete Wilson appointed Judge Gutierrez to the Whittier Municipal Court in 1997, where he presided over civil and criminal cases. He was subsequently elevated to the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2000 as a result of the court's unification. He remained on the Superior Court bench until his confirmation to the District Court in 2007.

While on the Superior Court, Judge Gutierrez served on the Court's Executive Committee and served as the chair of the California Judges Association's Committee on Judicial Ethics.

Some of his memberships included the Orange County chapter of the Hispanic Bar Association and the Westside Legal Services.

During his tenure on the Central District Court of California, Judge Gutierrez has participated in the Court's Patent Pilot Program, which was designed to help enhance the District Court Judges expertise in patent cases.

Judge Gutierrez was born in Los Angeles, California.

Education

J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (1984)

B.A. from University of Notre Dame (1981)

Career

Judge at Los Angeles County Superior Court in Los Angeles County, California (2000 to 2007)

Judge at Whittier Municipal Court in Los Angeles County, California (1997 to 2000)

Managing Partner at Cotkin and Collins in Orange County, California (1988 to 1997)

Attorney at Kern and Wooley in Los Angeles County, California (1986 to 1988)

Associate at Wolf, Pocrass, and Reyes in Los Angeles County, California (until 1986)

Recent Rulings by Hon Philip S. Gutierrez

  • GREENE V. CAMRETA

    Oct 31, 2011 | 

    661 F.3d 1201 (2011) Sarah GREENE, personally and as next friend for S.G., a minor, and K.G., a minor, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Bob CAMRETA; Deschutes County; James Alford, Deschutes County Sheriff; Bend Lapine School District; Terry Friesen, Defendants-Appellees. No. 06-35333. United States Court of Appeal...

  • FBT PRODUCTIONS, LLC V. AFTERMATH RECORDS

    Oct 31, 2011 | 

    827 F. Supp. 2d 1092 (2011) F.B.T. PRODUCTIONS, LLC, et al. v. AFTERMATH RECORDS, et al. No. CV 07-3314 PSG (MANx). United States District Court, C.D. California. October 31, 2011. Daniel B. Asimow, Jerome B. Falk, Jr., Sara Jennifer Eisenberg, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, San Francisco, CA...

  • CITY OF COLTON V. AMERICAN PROMOTIONAL EVENTS, INC.

    Aug 9, 2011 | 

    824 F. Supp. 2d 1015 (2011) Title CITY OF COLTON v. AMERICAN PROMOTIONAL EVENTS, INC., et al. No. EDCV 09-1864 PSG (SSX). United States District Court, C.D. California. August 9, 2011. Carissa Beecham, Gene Tanaka, John H. Holloway, Best Best & Krieger LLP, Walnut Creek, CA, Danielle Gerber Sakai, Best Bes...

  • LAVAN V. CITY OF LOS ANGELES

    Jun 23, 2011 | 

    797 F. Supp. 2d 1005 (2011) Tony LAVAN, et al. v. CITY OF LOS ANGELES, et al. No. CV 11-2874 PSG (AJWx). United States District Court, C.D. California. June 23, 2011. Carol A. Sobel, Law Offices of Carol A. Sobel, Santa Monica, CA, for Tony Lavan, et al. Surekha A. Pessis, Los Angeles City Attorneys Office...

  • IN RE BIDZ. COM, INC. DERIVATIVE LITIGATION

    Feb 24, 2011 | 

    773 F. Supp. 2d 844 (2011) In re BIDZ.COM, INC. DERIVATIVE LITIGATION. No. CV 09-4984 PSG (Ex). United States District Court, C.D. California. February 24, 2011. Brian J. Robbins, David L. Martin, Shane P. Sanders, Robbins Umeda LLP, San Diego, CA, Hamilton Lindley, Joe Kendall, Kendall Law Group LLP, Dall...

  • IN RE HWANG

    Jul 21, 2010 | 

    438 B.R. 661 (2010) In re Kang Jin HWANG. No. 08-7871 PSG. Bankruptcy No. LA08-15337-SB. United States District Court, C.D. California. July 21, 2010. Don W. Robinson, Irvine, CA, Kevin Hahn, Irvine, CA, William G. Malcolm, Irvine, CA, for Kang Jin Hwang. Proceedings: (In Chambers) Order Reversing Bankrupt...

  • MCGEE V. KIRKLAND

    Jun 18, 2010 | 

    726 F. Supp. 2d 1073 (2010) Brian McAuthor McGEE, Petitioner, v. Richard KIRKLAND, Warden, Respondent. Case No. CV 05-5077-PSG (OP). United States District Court, C.D. California. June 18, 2010. Brian McAuthor McGee, Imperial, CA, pro se. Ryan Mitchell Smith, Timothy M. Weiner, Office of Attorney General o...

  • MOORE V. CHRONES

    Jan 14, 2010 | 

    687 F. Supp. 2d 1005 (2010) Larry B. MOORE, Petitioner, v. Lee Ann CHRONES, Warden, Respondent. No. CV 03-9543-PSG (MAN). United States District Court, C.D. California. January 14, 2010. Larry B. Moore, Delano, CA, pro se. Susan S. Kim, CAAG-Office of Attorney General of California, Los Angeles, CA, for Re...

  • COACH, INC. V. ASIA PACIFIC TRADING COMPANY, INC.

    Nov 12, 2009 | 

    676 F. Supp. 2d 914 (2009) COACH, INC. et al. v. ASIA PACIFIC TRADING COMPANY, INC. et al. No. CV 09-35 PSG (PLAx). United States District Court, C.D. California. November 12, 2009. Brent H. Blakely, Cindy W. Chan, Blakely Law Group, Hollywood, CA, for Coach, Inc. et al. James Juo, Jennifer L. Webber, Fulw...

  • AYALA V. WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB

    May 4, 2009 | 

    616 F. Supp. 2d 1007 (2009) Fidel AYALA v. WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB. Case No. CV 08-7683 PSG (JTLx). United States District Court, C.D. California. May 4, 2009. Attorneys Not Present for Plaintiff. Attorneys Not Present for Defendant. Proceedings: (In Chambers) Order Granting Defendants' Motion to Dismiss a...

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