Judge Sarah J. Heidel: Professional Background and Legal Expertise

CA Bar #: 209886 (December 2000)

Appointed By: Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

Biography

The Hon. Sarah J. Heidel is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of Emilie H. Elias. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2017.


She is a registered Democrat.


Judge Heidel received her B.A. from Williams College. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 2000.


After graduating from law school, she clerked for the Hon. Ferdinand F. Fernandez with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in California in 2000.


Then in 2001, Heidel joined the law firm of Sidley Austin as an associate. She practiced for the firm until she left to join the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California in 2005. She served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Major Frauds Section. She remained with the Attorney's Office until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2017.

Recent Cases by Hon. Sarah J. Heidel

On February 29, 2024 a motor vehicle - personal injury/property damage/wrongful death (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 29, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Motor Vehicle - Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 29, 2024

On February 29, 2024 an other personal injury/property damage/wrongful death (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

1 File
Filed

Feb 29, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Other Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Personal Injury

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 01, 2024

On February 29, 2024 a civil rights/discrimination (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

1 File
Filed

Feb 29, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Civil Rights/Discrimination (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Intentional Torts

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 01, 2024

On February 29, 2024 a motor vehicle - personal injury/property damage/wrongful death (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 29, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Motor Vehicle - Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 29, 2024

On February 29, 2024 a motor vehicle - personal injury/property damage/wrongful death (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 29, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Motor Vehicle - Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 01, 2024

On February 28, 2024 a motor vehicle - personal injury/property damage/wrongful death (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 28, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Motor Vehicle - Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 01, 2024

On February 28, 2024 a legal malpractice (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

1 File
Filed

Feb 28, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Legal Malpractice (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Malpractice

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 29, 2024

On February 28, 2024 a motor vehicle - personal injury/property damage/wrongful death (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 28, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Motor Vehicle - Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 01, 2024

On February 28, 2024 a petition for change of name/change of gender (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 28, 2024

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Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Petition for Change of Name/Change of Gender (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Family

Matter Type

Name Change

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 28, 2024

On February 27, 2024 a petition for change of name/change of gender (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 27, 2024

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Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

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Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Petition for Change of Name/Change of Gender (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Family

Matter Type

Name Change

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 28, 2024

On February 27, 2024 a product liability ? song-beverly consumer warranty act¿(lemon law) (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 27, 2024

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Active

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Product Liability ? Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act¿(Lemon Law) (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Consumer

Matter Type

General Consumer

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 28, 2024

On February 27, 2024 a motor vehicle - personal injury/property damage/wrongful death (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 27, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Motor Vehicle - Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 28, 2024

On February 27, 2024 a petition for change of name/change of gender (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 27, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Petition for Change of Name/Change of Gender (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Family

Matter Type

Name Change

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 27, 2024

On February 26, 2024 a petition for change of name/change of gender (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 26, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Petition for Change of Name/Change of Gender (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Family

Matter Type

Name Change

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 26, 2024

On February 26, 2024 a personal injury/property damage/wrongful death - uninsured motorist (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 26, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death - Uninsured Motorist (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 27, 2024

On February 26, 2024 a petition for change of name/change of gender (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 26, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Petition for Change of Name/Change of Gender (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Family

Matter Type

Name Change

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 26, 2024

On February 26, 2024 an other professional malpractice (not medical or legal) (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

1 File
Filed

Feb 26, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Other Professional Malpractice (not medical or legal) (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Malpractice

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 27, 2024

On February 23, 2024 a petition for change of name/change of gender (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 23, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

Hon. Sarah J. Heidel Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Sarah J. Heidel

Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Petition for Change of Name/Change of Gender (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Family

Matter Type

Name Change

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 23, 2024

On February 23, 2024 an other breach of contract/warranty (not fraud or negligence) (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

1 File
Filed

Feb 23, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Other Breach of Contract/Warranty (not fraud or negligence) (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Commercial

Matter Type

Breach of Contract

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 23, 2024

On February 23, 2024 a motor vehicle - personal injury/property damage/wrongful death (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 23, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

Hon. Sarah J. Heidel Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Sarah J. Heidel

Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Motor Vehicle - Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 23, 2024

On February 23, 2024 a motor vehicle - personal injury/property damage/wrongful death (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 23, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

Hon. Sarah J. Heidel Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Sarah J. Heidel

Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Motor Vehicle - Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 26, 2024

On February 22, 2024 a motor vehicle - personal injury/property damage/wrongful death (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 22, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Motor Vehicle - Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 22, 2024

On February 22, 2024 a petition for change of name/change of gender (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 22, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

Hon. Sarah J. Heidel Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Sarah J. Heidel

Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Petition for Change of Name/Change of Gender (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Family

Matter Type

Name Change

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 22, 2024

On February 21, 2024 a motor vehicle - personal injury/property damage/wrongful death (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Sarah J. Heidel presiding.

Filed

Feb 21, 2024

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Category

Motor Vehicle - Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death (General Jurisdiction)

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 22, 2024

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