The Honorable Shannon Knight

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department A20

Biography

The Hon. Shannon Knight is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was elected to the bench in June of 2014 after an unsuccessful bid in 2012.

Judge Knight graduated with her B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994. She went on to earn her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1998.

Prior to being elected to the Superior Court, Knight was a deputy district attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. She served as a prosecutor for the D.A.'s office for 14 years, half of that time she was assigned to the Hardcore Gang Unit.

She is an avid dog lover and has been a volunteer at dog rescues and shelters.

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