The Honorable Tari L. Cody

Ventura County Superior Court, Department J1

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Biography

The Hon. Tari L. Cody is a judge for the Ventura County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench in 2000 by former governor Gray Davis. She filled the vacancy created by the elevation of the Hon. Steven Z. Perren to the 2nd District Court of Appeal.

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Cody received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine. She went on to earn her J.D. from Loyola Law School.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Cody practiced as an attorney at Lemieux and O'Neill. While there, she specialized in municipal law, defending agencies such as cities and water districts across the state. She also handled personal injury claims, construction, contract, and employment disputes, as well as business torts. Before that, Cody worked as a business litigation attorney at the law firm of Nordman, Cormany, Hair, and Compton.

During her time on the bench, Judge Cody served as a supervising juvenile judge at the Oxnard Juvenile Justice Center, where she presided over juvenile dependency matters, child abuse cases, adoptions, and guardianships. She was previously assigned to hear civil, family law, and criminal matters.

In 2014, Judge Cody was under consideration for an appointment to the Court of Appeal.

Her memberships have included past-president of the Women Lawyers of Ventura County, and a board member of the Ventura County Bar Association, Planned Parenthood, and the Coalition to End Family Violence.

Judge Cody was named the Judge of the Year in 2018 by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association. She was also honored for her work as a child advocate in 2007 by the nonprofit agency, Kids & Families Together.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Tari L. Cody

  • IN THE MATTER OF LEILANI LOPEZ

    Jun 25, 2019 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    Guardian's annual status report was timely filed on May 20, 2019. The court has reviewed the status report and it is complete. No appearance is required. The next annual status report shall be filed on or before February 7, 2020, and set for filing/sufficiency hearing on March 10, 2020, 9:00 AM, J6. The cl...

  • RIVIERA PARK ESTATES OWNERS ASSOC. VS HUERTA

    Apr 16, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • RIVIERA PARK ESTATES OWNERS ASSOC. VS HUERTA

    Apr 16, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • JANET AUSTIN VS. ESTATE OF MICHAEL BOOLEN

    Apr 16, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • JANET AUSTIN VS. ESTATE OF MICHAEL BOOLEN

    Apr 16, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • IN THE MATTER OF JOHN GILES

    Apr 9, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    Hearing will be continued in order to allow petitioner to file a proof of publication and to file proof of service on the father or, if his whereabouts are unknown, to file a declaration of due diligence, or to file his signed consent.

    ...

  • ANDREW CHAVEZ VS DANIEL ACOSTA

    Apr 9, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    The application for order for sale of the dwelling was filed on December 31, 2014. The first OSC why order for sale should not issue was signed 1/2/15 and the hearing set for 2/23/15. At the time of the OSC on 2/23/15, no proof of service of the OSC was filed and the hearing was continued to 4/9/15 with a ...

  • ROBERT DENYER VS AB ELECTROLUX

    Apr 9, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • KELLY GREENFIELD VS EQUITY RESIDENTIAL

    Apr 8, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    Plaintiff has dismissed Defendant Equity Residential. Management LLC. Therefore, Equity Residential Management LLC's motion for judgment on the pleadings is taken off calendar.

    ...

  • KATHLEEN TURNER VS. ERNEST M MINER

    Apr 7, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Tari L. Cody

  • IN THE MATTER OF LEILANI LOPEZ

    Jun 25, 2019 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    Guardian's annual status report was timely filed on May 20, 2019. The court has reviewed the status report and it is complete. No appearance is required. The next annual status report shall be filed on or before February 7, 2020, and set for filing/sufficiency hearing on March 10, 2020, 9:00 AM, J6. The cl...

  • RIVIERA PARK ESTATES OWNERS ASSOC. VS HUERTA

    Apr 16, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • RIVIERA PARK ESTATES OWNERS ASSOC. VS HUERTA

    Apr 16, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • JANET AUSTIN VS. ESTATE OF MICHAEL BOOLEN

    Apr 16, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • JANET AUSTIN VS. ESTATE OF MICHAEL BOOLEN

    Apr 16, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • IN THE MATTER OF JOHN GILES

    Apr 9, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    Hearing will be continued in order to allow petitioner to file a proof of publication and to file proof of service on the father or, if his whereabouts are unknown, to file a declaration of due diligence, or to file his signed consent.

    ...

  • ANDREW CHAVEZ VS DANIEL ACOSTA

    Apr 9, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    The application for order for sale of the dwelling was filed on December 31, 2014. The first OSC why order for sale should not issue was signed 1/2/15 and the hearing set for 2/23/15. At the time of the OSC on 2/23/15, no proof of service of the OSC was filed and the hearing was continued to 4/9/15 with a ...

  • ROBERT DENYER VS AB ELECTROLUX

    Apr 9, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • KELLY GREENFIELD VS EQUITY RESIDENTIAL

    Apr 8, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    Plaintiff has dismissed Defendant Equity Residential. Management LLC. Therefore, Equity Residential Management LLC's motion for judgment on the pleadings is taken off calendar.

    ...

  • KATHLEEN TURNER VS. ERNEST M MINER

    Apr 7, 2015 |  Judge Tari L. Cody |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

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