The Honorable Scott M. Gordon

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department retired

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Biography

The Hon. Scott M. Gordon (Ret.) served as a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. Gordon was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010. He retired on August 16, 2019.

Over the course of his judicial career, Gordon has served as an assistant supervising judge for the Criminal Division and a supervising judge for the Family Law Division. He currently serves as a mediator, arbitrator, judge pro tem, discovery referee, and parent plan coordinator at Signature Resolution, where he specializes in family law, commercial disputes, property, and child custody matters.

Gordon earned a B.S. in public administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 1980. He spent the next several years working as a police officer for the Santa Monica Police Department. During that time, he also attended law school, eventually completing a J.D. at Southwestern Law School in 1985.

After graduating from law school, Gordon began his legal career as a deputy district attorney in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He was assigned to the Central Trials Unit and the Special Investigations Division. Gordon was selected to serve as a prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial as well as a legal specialist for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague.

Sixteen years later, Gordon left the District Attorney’s Office and joined the Los Angeles County Superior Court as a court commissioner. He remained in that position until his appointment to the bench in 2010.

Gordon taught as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School and Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. His alma mater, Southwestern Law School, honored him with their Adjunct Professor Excellence in Teaching Award (2003) and their Outstanding Judicial Officer Award (2008).

Some of his awards have included the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women, the Prosecutor of the Year from the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the 2011 Family Law Judicial Officers of the Year Award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

He is a registered Republican.

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