The Honorable Serena R. Murillo

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department C

Biography

The Hon. Serena R. Murillo is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was elected to the bench in June 2014 after an unsuccessful bid for a judicial position in 2008. She filled the vacancy created when the Hon. Daniel Lopez did not seek reelection.

Judge Murillo received her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, after briefly attending Brown University. She went on to earn her J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1996.

After graduating from law school, Murillo worked as an attorney for the Los Angeles civil litigation firm McNicholas and McNicholas, where she practiced for eleven months.

Then, in 1997, after a hiring freeze was lifted at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Murillo joined the office as a deputy district attorney. During her 17 years with the D.A.'s office, Murillo would serve as a prosecutor in the juvenile court and for misdemeanor trials. She would also have assignments in the Central Trials, and Major Fraud Divisions. Murillo handled gang and domestic violence homicide cases, as well as prosecuted cases in the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. She remained with the D.A.'s office until being elected to the Superior Court in 2014.

During the 2008 judicial contest, it was alleged that Murillo's opponent, then-Los Angeles County court commissioner Harvey Silberman offered her a bribe to drop out of the race. He was indicted on bribery charges, which were later dropped. The Hon. Harvey Silberman ultimately won the election.

In 2016, Judge Murillo hosted a mock trial for fifth graders from a local elementary school. She initiated the program in an effort to teach students about the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights as well as the judicial process. The defendant in the mock trial was the famed literary character, Harry Potter, who was later found not guilty of his proposed crime.

Judge Murillo, who was born in Pomona, is a high school basketball champion and also played collegiate basketball.

Her husband, the Hon. Christina Gullon was serving as a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge at the time of her election to the bench.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Serena R. Murillo

  • EMINA MILA YOUNG VS PEGASUS ELITE AVIATION, INC.

    May 04, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    … CONT FROM April 5, 2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY DEFENDANT

    Young vs. Pegasus Elite Aviation, Inc.

    TENTATIVE

    The Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is DENIED.

    Legal Standard

    It is well established in California that either prior to trial or...

  • JAVIER CHAVEZ, ET AL. VS KAREN TANG, ET AL.

    May 04, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    …. CONT FROM April 5, 2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY PLTFF

    TENTATIVE

    The Court grants Tang’s motion for reconsideration as set forth below by vacating the Court’s September 4, 2020 order. The Court denies Tang’s request for monetary sanctions.

    Background

    ...

  • LAURA ROCHA, ET AL. VS DIANA ARREOLA, ET AL.

    Apr 29, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Rocha, et. al. vs. Arreola, et. al. …… cont from April 7, 2021 to allow Defendant/Moving Party Mi Sueno to present argument

    Rocha et. al. vs. Arreola, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    20STCV16994 Laura Rocha as parent guardian ad litem for Ezekiel Rocha and Javier Lopez v. Diana Arreola, et al.

  • JEHAN ZEB MIR VS MERCURY INSURANCE GROUP ET AL

    Apr 26, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    CONT FROM 04/06/2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY SELF-REPRESENTED PLTFF.

    Mir vs. Mercury Insurance Group, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    The Court overrules the demurrer to the first cause of action and sustains the demurrer to the second cause of action without leave to ame...

  • ANTONIO SOTO RIOS VS WOODLAND PARK ET AL

    Apr 26, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    ....CONT FROM 04/06/2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY PLTFF

    Rios vs. Woodland Park, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    The moving parties’ motion to transfer venue of the instant action is GRANTED.

    Legal Standard

    1. Proper Venue: General Rule

    California Co...

  • NASSER KORT VS HECTRAM, INC., ET AL.

    Apr 26, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    CONT FROM April 7, 2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY DEFT

    Kort vs. Hectram, Inc., et. al.

    Defendant Hectram, Inc.'s Motion for Summary Judgment

    TENTATIVE

    The motion for summary judgment filed by defendant Hectram, Inc., is DENIED.

    Legal Standard

  • KRASSIMIRA KOZAROVA ET AL VS DIANE COOPER MARTIN

    Apr 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    .... CONT FROM April 5, 2021 TO ALLOW COUNSEL FOR PLTFF TO BE HEARD RE: ATTY'S FEES - ONLY

    Kozarova, et. al. vs. Martin

    The Court excuses the personal appearance of the claimant and guardian ad litem. Counsel may appear by telephone or video conference call.

    On February 8, 2021, the...

  • SENORINA RENDON VS CITY OF SOUTH GATE, ET AL.

    Apr 22, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    CONT FROM 04/06/2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY PLAINTIFF

    Rendon vs. City of South Gate, et al

    TENTATIVE

    Plaintiff’s motion to grant trial preference is DENIED.

    Legal Standard

    Code Civ. Proc., section 36 provides that:

    (a) A party to a c...

  • LEIANDRA WINTER VS CEDARS-SINAI HEALTH SYSTEM, ET AL.

    Apr 22, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    CONT FROM 04/06/2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY DEFTS.

    Winter vs. Cedars-Sinai Health System, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    Defendants Cedars-Sinai Health System and Thomas M. Priselac’s Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Amend is DENIED.

    Legal Standard

    CCP s...

  • CASEY CASTLE KERR VS NATALIE JINA ALTOUNIAN

    Apr 20, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    ...CONT FROM April 5, 2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY PLTFF

    Kerr vs. Altunian

    TENTATIVE

    The Court grants Defendant’s motion to compel a second deposition of Plaintiff. The parties are to meet and confer about a mutually convenient date. This deposition must occ...

  • MICHAEL GREENE, ET AL. VS HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL, ET AL.

    Apr 20, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Greene vs. Huntington Memorial Hospital, et. al.

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    AFTER REVIEW OF THE FILE, THE COURT MAKES THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

    Depart...

  • EDGARDO PANO, JR. VS SERRANO DEVELOPMENT GROUP, INC., ET AL.

    Apr 16, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Pano vs. Serrano Development

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment Of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case To An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom From Department 29, A PI Hub Court;

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case to an Independent Calendar Cou...

  • JOSEPHINE LIVINGSTON VS FRANCES JONES ET AL

    Apr 13, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    JOSEPHINE LIVINGSTON vs FRANCES JONES, ET AL.

    Continued from April 12, 2021 to allow Counsel to present argument (requested by Plaintiff)

    TENTATIVE

    The unopposed Motions to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff is DENIED without prejudice. Counsel have not complied with California Ru...

  • PATRICK CONNOLLY VS CHRISTOPHER ZOUMALAN

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Connoly vs. Zoumalian

    Court Order Re:

    * Continuance of the April 12, 2021 2021 Hearing to May 12, 2021;

    * Vacating the Final Status Conference and Trial Dates, and

    * Setting a Trial Setting Conference for May 12, 2021;

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Motion...

  • JOSEPHINE LIVINGSTON VS FRANCES JONES ET AL

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Livingston vs. Jones, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    BC654153 JOSEPHINE LIVINGSTON vs FRANCES JONES, ET AL.

    The unopposed Motions to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff is DENIED without prejudice. Counsel have not complied with California Rules of Court 3.1362.

    Plaintiff’s Motion for E...

  • PATRICK CONNOLLY VS CHRISTOPHER ZOUMALAN

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Connoly vs. Zoumalian

    Court Order Re:

    * Continuance of the April 12, 2021 2021 Hearing to May 12, 2021;

    * Vacating the Final Status Conference and Trial Dates, and

    * Setting a Trial Setting Conference for May 12, 2021;

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Motion...

  • AZAD SAKHIDEL HOVASIN VS NAIRA ESKIDJIAN, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Hovasin vs. Eskidjian, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    Defendant’s Motion for Order Granting Defendant's Relief From Waiver of Objections With Respect to Discovery Re: Interrogatories and Request for Production is GRANTED.

    Defendant is ordered to give notice.

    Legal Standard

    Code o...

  • LUCIANO ORTIZ VS JOE MARTINEZ

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Ortiz vs. Martinez

    TENTATIVE

    Defendant Alonso Estrada’s Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED.

    Legal Standard

    The purpose of a motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication “is to provide courts with a mechanism to cut through the parties’ pleadings in order to determ...

  • RICHARD HYMAN VS RUSSELL ALEXANDER, M.D.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Richard Hyman vs. Russell Alexander, M.D.

    Court Order Re: Continuance of the April 12, 2021 2021 Hearing to May 21, 2021; The

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Demurrer - with Motion to Strike (CCP 430.10) - Defendant's Demurrer to Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint - (CCP 430.10(e...

  • ELMORE DINGLE VS THE WEDDINGTON APARTMENTS, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Dingle vs. The Weddington Apartments, et. al.

    Court Order Re: Continuance of the April 12, 2021 2021 Hearing to May 25, 2021;

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Demurrer - with Motion to Strike (CCP 430.10) - Defendants The Weddington Apartments and Rachel Martinez' Demurrer to All C...

  • NESRINE FARAG, ET AL. VS REBECCA ANNIE RICO, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Farag, et. al. vs. Rico, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    The Court excuses the personal appearance of the claimant, the guardian ad litem, and counsel.

    Hearing on Petitions to Approve Compromise of disputed Claim as to Minor Disabled Claimants David Sarkis (Age 17) and Amir Sarkis (Age 5) is CONT...

  • BILLY CUBILLAS, ET AL. VS UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Cubillas, et. al. vs. Uber Technologies, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    ...

  • JEREMY COHEN VS SYLVIA Y. LUNA, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Cohen vs. Luna, et. al.

    Court Order Re: Continuance of the April 12, 2021 2021 Hearing to May 18, 2021;

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Defendants' Demurrer to the Second Cause of Action in Plaintiff's Complaint (CCP 430.10(e) and CRC, Rule 3.1320; and Motion to Strike Allegations...

  • NANCY ISAAC VS CARAMEDIX, INC.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Isaac vs. Caramedix, Inc.

    Court Order Re: Continuance of the April 12, 2021 2021 Hearing to June 8, 2021;

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Demurrer - with Motion to Strike (CCP 430.10) - Plaintiff's Demurrer to Defendant Caramedix, Inc,'s Verified Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint sc...

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Recent Cases by Hon. Serena R. Murillo

Recent Rulings by Hon. Serena R. Murillo

  • EMINA MILA YOUNG VS PEGASUS ELITE AVIATION, INC.

    May 04, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    … CONT FROM April 5, 2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY DEFENDANT

    Young vs. Pegasus Elite Aviation, Inc.

    TENTATIVE

    The Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is DENIED.

    Legal Standard

    It is well established in California that either prior to trial or...

  • JAVIER CHAVEZ, ET AL. VS KAREN TANG, ET AL.

    May 04, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    …. CONT FROM April 5, 2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY PLTFF

    TENTATIVE

    The Court grants Tang’s motion for reconsideration as set forth below by vacating the Court’s September 4, 2020 order. The Court denies Tang’s request for monetary sanctions.

    Background

    ...

  • LAURA ROCHA, ET AL. VS DIANA ARREOLA, ET AL.

    Apr 29, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Rocha, et. al. vs. Arreola, et. al. …… cont from April 7, 2021 to allow Defendant/Moving Party Mi Sueno to present argument

    Rocha et. al. vs. Arreola, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    20STCV16994 Laura Rocha as parent guardian ad litem for Ezekiel Rocha and Javier Lopez v. Diana Arreola, et al.

  • JEHAN ZEB MIR VS MERCURY INSURANCE GROUP ET AL

    Apr 26, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    CONT FROM 04/06/2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY SELF-REPRESENTED PLTFF.

    Mir vs. Mercury Insurance Group, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    The Court overrules the demurrer to the first cause of action and sustains the demurrer to the second cause of action without leave to ame...

  • ANTONIO SOTO RIOS VS WOODLAND PARK ET AL

    Apr 26, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    ....CONT FROM 04/06/2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY PLTFF

    Rios vs. Woodland Park, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    The moving parties’ motion to transfer venue of the instant action is GRANTED.

    Legal Standard

    1. Proper Venue: General Rule

    California Co...

  • NASSER KORT VS HECTRAM, INC., ET AL.

    Apr 26, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    CONT FROM April 7, 2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY DEFT

    Kort vs. Hectram, Inc., et. al.

    Defendant Hectram, Inc.'s Motion for Summary Judgment

    TENTATIVE

    The motion for summary judgment filed by defendant Hectram, Inc., is DENIED.

    Legal Standard

  • KRASSIMIRA KOZAROVA ET AL VS DIANE COOPER MARTIN

    Apr 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    .... CONT FROM April 5, 2021 TO ALLOW COUNSEL FOR PLTFF TO BE HEARD RE: ATTY'S FEES - ONLY

    Kozarova, et. al. vs. Martin

    The Court excuses the personal appearance of the claimant and guardian ad litem. Counsel may appear by telephone or video conference call.

    On February 8, 2021, the...

  • SENORINA RENDON VS CITY OF SOUTH GATE, ET AL.

    Apr 22, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    CONT FROM 04/06/2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY PLAINTIFF

    Rendon vs. City of South Gate, et al

    TENTATIVE

    Plaintiff’s motion to grant trial preference is DENIED.

    Legal Standard

    Code Civ. Proc., section 36 provides that:

    (a) A party to a c...

  • LEIANDRA WINTER VS CEDARS-SINAI HEALTH SYSTEM, ET AL.

    Apr 22, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    CONT FROM 04/06/2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY DEFTS.

    Winter vs. Cedars-Sinai Health System, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    Defendants Cedars-Sinai Health System and Thomas M. Priselac’s Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Amend is DENIED.

    Legal Standard

    CCP s...

  • CASEY CASTLE KERR VS NATALIE JINA ALTOUNIAN

    Apr 20, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    ...CONT FROM April 5, 2021 TO ALLOW ARGUMENT TO BE PRESENTED - REQUESTED BY PLTFF

    Kerr vs. Altunian

    TENTATIVE

    The Court grants Defendant’s motion to compel a second deposition of Plaintiff. The parties are to meet and confer about a mutually convenient date. This deposition must occ...

  • MICHAEL GREENE, ET AL. VS HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL, ET AL.

    Apr 20, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Greene vs. Huntington Memorial Hospital, et. al.

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    AFTER REVIEW OF THE FILE, THE COURT MAKES THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

    Depart...

  • EDGARDO PANO, JR. VS SERRANO DEVELOPMENT GROUP, INC., ET AL.

    Apr 16, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Pano vs. Serrano Development

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment Of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case To An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom From Department 29, A PI Hub Court;

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case to an Independent Calendar Cou...

  • JOSEPHINE LIVINGSTON VS FRANCES JONES ET AL

    Apr 13, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    JOSEPHINE LIVINGSTON vs FRANCES JONES, ET AL.

    Continued from April 12, 2021 to allow Counsel to present argument (requested by Plaintiff)

    TENTATIVE

    The unopposed Motions to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff is DENIED without prejudice. Counsel have not complied with California Ru...

  • PATRICK CONNOLLY VS CHRISTOPHER ZOUMALAN

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Connoly vs. Zoumalian

    Court Order Re:

    * Continuance of the April 12, 2021 2021 Hearing to May 12, 2021;

    * Vacating the Final Status Conference and Trial Dates, and

    * Setting a Trial Setting Conference for May 12, 2021;

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Motion...

  • JOSEPHINE LIVINGSTON VS FRANCES JONES ET AL

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Livingston vs. Jones, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    BC654153 JOSEPHINE LIVINGSTON vs FRANCES JONES, ET AL.

    The unopposed Motions to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff is DENIED without prejudice. Counsel have not complied with California Rules of Court 3.1362.

    Plaintiff’s Motion for E...

  • PATRICK CONNOLLY VS CHRISTOPHER ZOUMALAN

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Connoly vs. Zoumalian

    Court Order Re:

    * Continuance of the April 12, 2021 2021 Hearing to May 12, 2021;

    * Vacating the Final Status Conference and Trial Dates, and

    * Setting a Trial Setting Conference for May 12, 2021;

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Motion...

  • AZAD SAKHIDEL HOVASIN VS NAIRA ESKIDJIAN, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Hovasin vs. Eskidjian, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    Defendant’s Motion for Order Granting Defendant's Relief From Waiver of Objections With Respect to Discovery Re: Interrogatories and Request for Production is GRANTED.

    Defendant is ordered to give notice.

    Legal Standard

    Code o...

  • LUCIANO ORTIZ VS JOE MARTINEZ

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Ortiz vs. Martinez

    TENTATIVE

    Defendant Alonso Estrada’s Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED.

    Legal Standard

    The purpose of a motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication “is to provide courts with a mechanism to cut through the parties’ pleadings in order to determ...

  • RICHARD HYMAN VS RUSSELL ALEXANDER, M.D.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Richard Hyman vs. Russell Alexander, M.D.

    Court Order Re: Continuance of the April 12, 2021 2021 Hearing to May 21, 2021; The

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Demurrer - with Motion to Strike (CCP 430.10) - Defendant's Demurrer to Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint - (CCP 430.10(e...

  • ELMORE DINGLE VS THE WEDDINGTON APARTMENTS, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Dingle vs. The Weddington Apartments, et. al.

    Court Order Re: Continuance of the April 12, 2021 2021 Hearing to May 25, 2021;

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Demurrer - with Motion to Strike (CCP 430.10) - Defendants The Weddington Apartments and Rachel Martinez' Demurrer to All C...

  • NESRINE FARAG, ET AL. VS REBECCA ANNIE RICO, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Farag, et. al. vs. Rico, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    The Court excuses the personal appearance of the claimant, the guardian ad litem, and counsel.

    Hearing on Petitions to Approve Compromise of disputed Claim as to Minor Disabled Claimants David Sarkis (Age 17) and Amir Sarkis (Age 5) is CONT...

  • BILLY CUBILLAS, ET AL. VS UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Cubillas, et. al. vs. Uber Technologies, et. al.

    TENTATIVE

    ...

  • JEREMY COHEN VS SYLVIA Y. LUNA, ET AL.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Cohen vs. Luna, et. al.

    Court Order Re: Continuance of the April 12, 2021 2021 Hearing to May 18, 2021;

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Defendants' Demurrer to the Second Cause of Action in Plaintiff's Complaint (CCP 430.10(e) and CRC, Rule 3.1320; and Motion to Strike Allegations...

  • NANCY ISAAC VS CARAMEDIX, INC.

    Apr 12, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Isaac vs. Caramedix, Inc.

    Court Order Re: Continuance of the April 12, 2021 2021 Hearing to June 8, 2021;

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Demurrer - with Motion to Strike (CCP 430.10) - Plaintiff's Demurrer to Defendant Caramedix, Inc,'s Verified Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint sc...

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