The Honorable Robert J. Higa

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department retired

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Biography

The Hon. Robert J. Higa (Ret.) was a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. Higa joined the Los Angeles Municipal Court in 1978 and was subsequently appointed to the Superior Court in 1980. He retired from the bench in 2018, after deciding not to seek re-election. The Hon. Rene C. Gilbertson filled the vacancy created by his retirement.

Higa received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He went on to earn his LL.B. from California School of Law.

Before joining the Court, Higa worked as a deputy district attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Prior to that, he served as a deputy public defender.

In 2008, Higa received the President's Award from the Criminal Court Bar Association.

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