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

  • HOLLY ZUCKER VS STREETSLA, ET AL.

    Mar 24, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV42693 Holly Zucker v. StreetsLA, et al.

    Zucker vs. StreetsLA, 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 TH...

  • JACKSON ADOLPH , JR VS LONG BEACH HEALTHCARE CENTER LLC D/B/A LONG BEACH HEALTHCARE CENTER,

    Mar 03, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Adolph, Jr. vs. Long Beach Healthcare Center

    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: Department 29 of t...

  • TAE SUK KIM VS JULIO FRANCISCO PEREZ PUAC

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Tae Suk Kim v. Julio Francisco Perez Puac, et al.

    Motion to Compel and Enforce the Deposition Subpoena of Randy Rosen, M.D., for the Production of Documents filed by Defendant

    TENTATIVE:

    Defendant’s unopposed Motion to Compel and Enforce the Deposition Subpoena of Randy Rosen, M.D.,...

  • BRANDON SCOTT PERRY LOPEZ ET AL VS NICOLE MONIQUE ET AL

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Brandon Scott Perry Lopez, et al., v., Nicole Monique Hernandez, et al.

    Motion to Deem Requests for Admissions (Set 1) Admitted and Monetary Sanctions filed by Defendant Anthony Trujillo Hernandez

    TENTATIVE:

    The unopposed motion is GRANTED.

    The Requests for Admission served ...

  • YOLANDA GONZALEZ VS UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Yolanda Gonzalez v. Uber Technologies, et al.

    Motions to Compel Verified Answers to Requests for Production of Documents and for Order Deeming Admitted Truth of Facts and Genuineness of Documents

    TENTATIVE:

    Defendant Fernando Hernandez’s Motion to Compel Verified Answers to Request ...

  • YOLANDA GONZALEZ VS UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Yolanda Gonzalez v. Uber Technologies, et al.

    Motions to Compel Verified Answers to Requests for Production of Documents and for Order Deeming Admitted Truth of Facts and Genuineness of Documents

    TENTATIVE:

    Defendant Fernando Hernandez’s Motion to Compel Verified Answers to Request ...

  • LEONOR ARELLANOS VS ADOLFO GUERRERO

    Feb 22, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Leonor Arellanos v. Adolfo G. Guerrero, et al.

    Motions for Order Compelling Responses to Form Interrogatories, Special Interrogatories, and Request for Production of Documents; Requests for Sanctions filed by Defendants Adolfo G. Guerrero and Bryan M. Guerrero

    Defendants Adolfo G. Guerrero ...

  • RONALD RIVKIN VS LYNN BENJAMIN

    Feb 22, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Ronald Rivkin v. Lynn BenjaminApplication for an Order Compelling the Stipulated Mental Examination of Plaintiff filed by Defendant Lynn Benjamin

    TENTATIVE

    The Application for an Order Compelling the Stipulated Mental Examination of Plaintiff filed by Defendant Lynn Benjamin is DENIED in it...

  • BEN WAYNE KING VS MICHAEL NELSON

    Feb 22, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Ben Wayne King v. Michael Nelson, et. al.

    Motion for Order Dismissing the Action for Failure to Comply with Court Discovery Orders filed by Defendant Michael Nelson

    Defendant Michael Nelson’s Motion for Order Dismissing the Action of Plaintiff for Failure to Comply with Court Discovery Orde...

  • LEONOR ARELLANOS VS ADOLFO GUERRERO

    Feb 22, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Leonor Arellanos v. Adolfo G. Guerrero, et al.

    Motions for Order Compelling Responses to Form Interrogatories, Special Interrogatories, and Request for Production of Documents; Requests for Sanctions filed by Defendants Adolfo G. Guerrero and Bryan M. Guerrero

    Defendants Adolfo G. Guerrero ...

  • MARIA GUADALUPE COVARRUBIAS VEGA, ET AL. VS PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    MARIA GUADALUPE COVARRUBIAS VEGA, guardian ad litem for minor DONNA CISNEROS vs PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, et al.

    Motion to Transfer Personal injury Case to Independent Calendar Court to IC Court North Central District

    TENTATIVE

    Defendant Pasadena Unified School District brin...

  • EVERLOVING HOME HEALTH INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION VS ANTHEM BLUE CROSS LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    MARIA GUADALUPE COVARRUBIAS VEGA, guardian ad litem for minor DONNA CISNEROS vs PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, et al.

    Motion to Transfer Personal injury Case to Independent Calendar Court to IC Court North Central District

    TENTATIVE

    Defendant Pasadena Unified School District brin...

  • BRIX ZEPEDA ET AL VS TRANT MORRILL ET AL

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Brix Zepeda, et al. v. Trent Morrill, et al.Motion for An Order Imposing Terminating Sanctions filed by Defendants Pacific Pavingstone Incorporated dba Pacific Outdoor Living and Trent Morrill

    Background

    This is an automobile accident case. Plaintiffs Brix Zepeda (“Zepeda”) and Florencio Ma...

  • PATTI KELTON VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES, ET AL.

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Patti Kelton v. City of Los Angeles, et al.

    TENTATIVE

    The unopposed Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff, Patti Kelton, is DENIED. Counsel failed to comply with California Rules of Court 3.1362(d) and California Code of Civil Procedure section 1011(b) by properly serving Plaintiff...

  • BRIX ZEPEDA ET AL VS TRANT MORRILL ET AL

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Brix Zepeda, et al. v. Trent Morrill, et al.

    Motion for An Order Imposing Terminating Sanctions filed by Defendants Pacific Pavingstone Incorporated dba Pacific Outdoor Living and Trent Morrill

    Background

    This is an automobile accident case. Plaintiffs Brix Zepeda (“Zepeda”) and Flo...

  • GUADALUPE OLMEDO VS DAVID BRITO ET AL

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Guadalupe Olmedo v. David Brito, et al.

    Plaintiff’s Motion for Trial Setting Preference

    Plaintiff’s unopposed Motion for Trial Setting Preference is GRANTED.

    This action arises from an incident that allegedly occurred on 11/1/17. The complaint alleges that Plaintiff was a passenger ...

  • RAYVEN GRIMES, ET AL. VS RAINBOW CHILDREN'S ACADEMY CORP

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Rayven Grimes, a Minor by and through her Guardian ad litem, Raymond Grimes v. Rainbow Children’s Academy Corp.

    Petition to Approve Compromise of Pending Action of a Minor

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

  • SUSAN RACE, ET AL. VS SIRI HUGHES, ET AL.

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Race vs. Hughes, et. al.

    Court Order Re: Continuance of the February 18, 2021 Hearing to March 1, 2021;

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Motion for Summary Judgment / Summary Adjudication as to Plaintiffs' Complaint, Filed by Defendants/Cross-Complainants, Siri Hughes and Clarence ...

  • SHANE BELL VS HARRY B KRAM MD

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Bell vs. Kram

    Bell vs. Kram

    Court Order Re: Continuance of the February 18, 2021 Hearing to February 25, 2021;

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Motion for Summary Judgment , Or In The Alternative, Summary Adjudication as to Plaintiff's Complaint (CCP Section 437(c), Filed b...

  • PAULINA CASTELLI VS ABACUS BUSINESS CORPORATION GROUP, INC., ET AL.

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Joint Motion by Defendants and Cross-Complainants, Rosa Martinez; Uber Technologies, Inc.; Rasier, LLC; and Rasier-CA, LLC for a Determination of Good Faith Settlement with Plaintiff, Paulina Castelli

    This action arises from an auto accident that allegedly occurred on 8/9/17. Plaintiff, Paulina Cas...

  • RITA KARMALY VS KENARIG KAREN RATEVOSIAN

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Rita Karmaly v. Kenarig Ratevosian

    Defendant’s Motion to Strike Portions of Plaintiff’s Complaint is GRANTED in part.

    This action arises from an incident that occurred on 9/12/20. Plaintiff alleges that Defendant owes and keeps a dog on her property. Plaintiff alleges she was on the sidewal...

  • RITA KARMALY VS KENARIG KAREN RATEVOSIAN

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Rita Karmaly v. Kenarig Ratevosian

    Defendant’s Motion to Strike Portions of Plaintiff’s Complaint is GRANTED in part.

    This action arises from an incident that occurred on 9/12/20. Plaintiff alleges that Defendant owes and keeps a dog on her property. Plaintiff alleges she was on the sidewal...

  • ANDRES RAMIREZ RIVAS, ET AL. VS XIAOTONG YE, ET AL.

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV25663

    Andres Rivas et al v. Xiaotong Ye, et al

    Plaintiff’s Demurrer to the Answer Filed by Defendant, Feng Zhen

    Tentative

    Plaintiffs’ Demurrer to the Answer Filed by Defendant, Feng Zhen is OVERRULED.

    Background

    This action arises from a vehicle collisi...

  • REMINGTON BERNOT VS CITY OF ALHAMBRA, ET AL.

    Feb 17, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Remington Bernot v. City of Alhambra, et al.Demurrer by Defendant

    Tentative Ruling Demurrer by Defendant, City of Alhambra, to the Second Cause of Action for Negligence Alleged in the Complaint is SUSTAINED with 30 days leave to amend.Analysis The complaint alleges that Plaintiff sustained injury o...

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Recent Cases by Hon. Serena R. Murillo

Recent Rulings by Hon. Serena R. Murillo

  • HOLLY ZUCKER VS STREETSLA, ET AL.

    Mar 24, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV42693 Holly Zucker v. StreetsLA, et al.

    Zucker vs. StreetsLA, 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 TH...

  • JACKSON ADOLPH , JR VS LONG BEACH HEALTHCARE CENTER LLC D/B/A LONG BEACH HEALTHCARE CENTER,

    Mar 03, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Adolph, Jr. vs. Long Beach Healthcare Center

    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: Department 29 of t...

  • TAE SUK KIM VS JULIO FRANCISCO PEREZ PUAC

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Tae Suk Kim v. Julio Francisco Perez Puac, et al.

    Motion to Compel and Enforce the Deposition Subpoena of Randy Rosen, M.D., for the Production of Documents filed by Defendant

    TENTATIVE:

    Defendant’s unopposed Motion to Compel and Enforce the Deposition Subpoena of Randy Rosen, M.D.,...

  • BRANDON SCOTT PERRY LOPEZ ET AL VS NICOLE MONIQUE ET AL

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Brandon Scott Perry Lopez, et al., v., Nicole Monique Hernandez, et al.

    Motion to Deem Requests for Admissions (Set 1) Admitted and Monetary Sanctions filed by Defendant Anthony Trujillo Hernandez

    TENTATIVE:

    The unopposed motion is GRANTED.

    The Requests for Admission served ...

  • YOLANDA GONZALEZ VS UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Yolanda Gonzalez v. Uber Technologies, et al.

    Motions to Compel Verified Answers to Requests for Production of Documents and for Order Deeming Admitted Truth of Facts and Genuineness of Documents

    TENTATIVE:

    Defendant Fernando Hernandez’s Motion to Compel Verified Answers to Request ...

  • YOLANDA GONZALEZ VS UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ET AL.

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Yolanda Gonzalez v. Uber Technologies, et al.

    Motions to Compel Verified Answers to Requests for Production of Documents and for Order Deeming Admitted Truth of Facts and Genuineness of Documents

    TENTATIVE:

    Defendant Fernando Hernandez’s Motion to Compel Verified Answers to Request ...

  • LEONOR ARELLANOS VS ADOLFO GUERRERO

    Feb 22, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Leonor Arellanos v. Adolfo G. Guerrero, et al.

    Motions for Order Compelling Responses to Form Interrogatories, Special Interrogatories, and Request for Production of Documents; Requests for Sanctions filed by Defendants Adolfo G. Guerrero and Bryan M. Guerrero

    Defendants Adolfo G. Guerrero ...

  • RONALD RIVKIN VS LYNN BENJAMIN

    Feb 22, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Ronald Rivkin v. Lynn BenjaminApplication for an Order Compelling the Stipulated Mental Examination of Plaintiff filed by Defendant Lynn Benjamin

    TENTATIVE

    The Application for an Order Compelling the Stipulated Mental Examination of Plaintiff filed by Defendant Lynn Benjamin is DENIED in it...

  • BEN WAYNE KING VS MICHAEL NELSON

    Feb 22, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Ben Wayne King v. Michael Nelson, et. al.

    Motion for Order Dismissing the Action for Failure to Comply with Court Discovery Orders filed by Defendant Michael Nelson

    Defendant Michael Nelson’s Motion for Order Dismissing the Action of Plaintiff for Failure to Comply with Court Discovery Orde...

  • LEONOR ARELLANOS VS ADOLFO GUERRERO

    Feb 22, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Leonor Arellanos v. Adolfo G. Guerrero, et al.

    Motions for Order Compelling Responses to Form Interrogatories, Special Interrogatories, and Request for Production of Documents; Requests for Sanctions filed by Defendants Adolfo G. Guerrero and Bryan M. Guerrero

    Defendants Adolfo G. Guerrero ...

  • MARIA GUADALUPE COVARRUBIAS VEGA, ET AL. VS PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    MARIA GUADALUPE COVARRUBIAS VEGA, guardian ad litem for minor DONNA CISNEROS vs PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, et al.

    Motion to Transfer Personal injury Case to Independent Calendar Court to IC Court North Central District

    TENTATIVE

    Defendant Pasadena Unified School District brin...

  • EVERLOVING HOME HEALTH INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION VS ANTHEM BLUE CROSS LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    MARIA GUADALUPE COVARRUBIAS VEGA, guardian ad litem for minor DONNA CISNEROS vs PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, et al.

    Motion to Transfer Personal injury Case to Independent Calendar Court to IC Court North Central District

    TENTATIVE

    Defendant Pasadena Unified School District brin...

  • BRIX ZEPEDA ET AL VS TRANT MORRILL ET AL

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Brix Zepeda, et al. v. Trent Morrill, et al.Motion for An Order Imposing Terminating Sanctions filed by Defendants Pacific Pavingstone Incorporated dba Pacific Outdoor Living and Trent Morrill

    Background

    This is an automobile accident case. Plaintiffs Brix Zepeda (“Zepeda”) and Florencio Ma...

  • PATTI KELTON VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES, ET AL.

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Patti Kelton v. City of Los Angeles, et al.

    TENTATIVE

    The unopposed Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff, Patti Kelton, is DENIED. Counsel failed to comply with California Rules of Court 3.1362(d) and California Code of Civil Procedure section 1011(b) by properly serving Plaintiff...

  • BRIX ZEPEDA ET AL VS TRANT MORRILL ET AL

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Brix Zepeda, et al. v. Trent Morrill, et al.

    Motion for An Order Imposing Terminating Sanctions filed by Defendants Pacific Pavingstone Incorporated dba Pacific Outdoor Living and Trent Morrill

    Background

    This is an automobile accident case. Plaintiffs Brix Zepeda (“Zepeda”) and Flo...

  • GUADALUPE OLMEDO VS DAVID BRITO ET AL

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Guadalupe Olmedo v. David Brito, et al.

    Plaintiff’s Motion for Trial Setting Preference

    Plaintiff’s unopposed Motion for Trial Setting Preference is GRANTED.

    This action arises from an incident that allegedly occurred on 11/1/17. The complaint alleges that Plaintiff was a passenger ...

  • RAYVEN GRIMES, ET AL. VS RAINBOW CHILDREN'S ACADEMY CORP

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Rayven Grimes, a Minor by and through her Guardian ad litem, Raymond Grimes v. Rainbow Children’s Academy Corp.

    Petition to Approve Compromise of Pending Action of a Minor

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

  • SUSAN RACE, ET AL. VS SIRI HUGHES, ET AL.

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Race vs. Hughes, et. al.

    Court Order Re: Continuance of the February 18, 2021 Hearing to March 1, 2021;

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Motion for Summary Judgment / Summary Adjudication as to Plaintiffs' Complaint, Filed by Defendants/Cross-Complainants, Siri Hughes and Clarence ...

  • SHANE BELL VS HARRY B KRAM MD

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Bell vs. Kram

    Bell vs. Kram

    Court Order Re: Continuance of the February 18, 2021 Hearing to February 25, 2021;

    On the Court's own motion, the Hearing on Motion for Summary Judgment , Or In The Alternative, Summary Adjudication as to Plaintiff's Complaint (CCP Section 437(c), Filed b...

  • PAULINA CASTELLI VS ABACUS BUSINESS CORPORATION GROUP, INC., ET AL.

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Joint Motion by Defendants and Cross-Complainants, Rosa Martinez; Uber Technologies, Inc.; Rasier, LLC; and Rasier-CA, LLC for a Determination of Good Faith Settlement with Plaintiff, Paulina Castelli

    This action arises from an auto accident that allegedly occurred on 8/9/17. Plaintiff, Paulina Cas...

  • RITA KARMALY VS KENARIG KAREN RATEVOSIAN

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Rita Karmaly v. Kenarig Ratevosian

    Defendant’s Motion to Strike Portions of Plaintiff’s Complaint is GRANTED in part.

    This action arises from an incident that occurred on 9/12/20. Plaintiff alleges that Defendant owes and keeps a dog on her property. Plaintiff alleges she was on the sidewal...

  • RITA KARMALY VS KENARIG KAREN RATEVOSIAN

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Rita Karmaly v. Kenarig Ratevosian

    Defendant’s Motion to Strike Portions of Plaintiff’s Complaint is GRANTED in part.

    This action arises from an incident that occurred on 9/12/20. Plaintiff alleges that Defendant owes and keeps a dog on her property. Plaintiff alleges she was on the sidewal...

  • ANDRES RAMIREZ RIVAS, ET AL. VS XIAOTONG YE, ET AL.

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV25663

    Andres Rivas et al v. Xiaotong Ye, et al

    Plaintiff’s Demurrer to the Answer Filed by Defendant, Feng Zhen

    Tentative

    Plaintiffs’ Demurrer to the Answer Filed by Defendant, Feng Zhen is OVERRULED.

    Background

    This action arises from a vehicle collisi...

  • REMINGTON BERNOT VS CITY OF ALHAMBRA, ET AL.

    Feb 17, 2021 |  Los Angeles County

    Remington Bernot v. City of Alhambra, et al.Demurrer by Defendant

    Tentative Ruling Demurrer by Defendant, City of Alhambra, to the Second Cause of Action for Negligence Alleged in the Complaint is SUSTAINED with 30 days leave to amend.Analysis The complaint alleges that Plaintiff sustained injury o...

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