The Honorable Tari L. Cody

Ventura County Superior Court, Department J1

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 |  Ventura County

    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, 9:0...

  • JANET AUSTIN VS. ESTATE OF MICHAEL BOOLEN

    Apr 16, 2015 |  Ventura County

    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 Cody |  Ventura County

    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 Cody |  Ventura County

    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 Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • ANDREW CHAVEZ VS DANIEL ACOSTA

    Apr 09, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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 ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF JOHN GILES

    Apr 09, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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.

    ...

  • ROBERT DENYER VS AB ELECTROLUX

    Apr 09, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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 08, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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 07, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • LVNV FUNDING LLC VS. CLAUDIA TANZARELLI

    Apr 07, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • MOMENTUM DEVELOPMENT LLC VS. DCA DRILLING

    Apr 07, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • SUNLAN LDP LLC VS MARTINEZ

    Apr 03, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    Plaintiff's motion for judgment on the pleadings is denied. Defendant denied Paragraph 6 of the complaint in his answer, and the requests for admission do not establish the assignment of the debt to Plaintiff. (Code Civ. Proc., § 438(c)(1)(A) & (c)(3)(A) & (d).)

    ...

  • SHADOW RIDGE AT OAK PARK HOMEOWNERS VS. BROCCOLI

    Apr 03, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    Plaintiff's motion to amend/correct the judgment is granted. The judgment shall be amended to state there is no deficiency judgment and to refer to the exhibit as Exhibit One.

    ...

  • WALTER LANIEL VS. J&S RESTAURANTS INC

    Apr 02, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • QUICKCLICK LOANS OF CALIFORNIA LLC VS. CARLOS TORRES

    Apr 02, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    Claim of exemption is partially granted except with respect to $50 per pay period (Defendant is paid weekly) which shall be paid to Plaintiff.

    ...

  • MARCELLIS LINDSAY VS. DREW CHRISTIAN

    Apr 02, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • L&J ASSETS LLC VS JEANNIE PADILLA

    Apr 01, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • LISA TURNER VS. KELLEE CLOUGHERTY

    Apr 01, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • L & J ASSETS LLC VS PATRICK J NELSON

    Apr 01, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • LISA TURNER VS. KELLEE CLOUGHERTY

    Apr 01, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • GILBERT SEGOVIA VS. CAMERON HOWARD

    Mar 30, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    The motion by counsel to be relieved as counsel of record for Plaintiffs Cordiale Fiorention and Dina Fiorentino is granted and effective upon filing of a proof of service of the formal order.

    ...

  • MENJIVAR VS BARRETT BUSINESS

    Mar 30, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    Plaintiff's and Defendant's objections to "material facts" are improper. Objections are made to evidence not material facts.(CRC 3.1352.) The objections are overruled.

    Defendant's motion for summary judgment seeks summary judgment as to the entire complaint. Therefore every purported material fact ...

  • MANN VS BJS RESTAURANTS

    Mar 30, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    Hearing is continued pursuant to plaintiff's CCP § 437c(h) request and in light of the court's recent ruling on Plaintiff's motion to compel.

    ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Tari L. Cody

  • IN THE MATTER OF LEILANI LOPEZ

    Jun 25, 2019 |  Ventura County

    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, 9:0...

  • JANET AUSTIN VS. ESTATE OF MICHAEL BOOLEN

    Apr 16, 2015 |  Ventura County

    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 Cody |  Ventura County

    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 Cody |  Ventura County

    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 Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • ANDREW CHAVEZ VS DANIEL ACOSTA

    Apr 09, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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 ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF JOHN GILES

    Apr 09, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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.

    ...

  • ROBERT DENYER VS AB ELECTROLUX

    Apr 09, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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 08, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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 07, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • LVNV FUNDING LLC VS. CLAUDIA TANZARELLI

    Apr 07, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • MOMENTUM DEVELOPMENT LLC VS. DCA DRILLING

    Apr 07, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • SUNLAN LDP LLC VS MARTINEZ

    Apr 03, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    Plaintiff's motion for judgment on the pleadings is denied. Defendant denied Paragraph 6 of the complaint in his answer, and the requests for admission do not establish the assignment of the debt to Plaintiff. (Code Civ. Proc., § 438(c)(1)(A) & (c)(3)(A) & (d).)

    ...

  • SHADOW RIDGE AT OAK PARK HOMEOWNERS VS. BROCCOLI

    Apr 03, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    Plaintiff's motion to amend/correct the judgment is granted. The judgment shall be amended to state there is no deficiency judgment and to refer to the exhibit as Exhibit One.

    ...

  • WALTER LANIEL VS. J&S RESTAURANTS INC

    Apr 02, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • QUICKCLICK LOANS OF CALIFORNIA LLC VS. CARLOS TORRES

    Apr 02, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    Claim of exemption is partially granted except with respect to $50 per pay period (Defendant is paid weekly) which shall be paid to Plaintiff.

    ...

  • MARCELLIS LINDSAY VS. DREW CHRISTIAN

    Apr 02, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • L&J ASSETS LLC VS JEANNIE PADILLA

    Apr 01, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • LISA TURNER VS. KELLEE CLOUGHERTY

    Apr 01, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • L & J ASSETS LLC VS PATRICK J NELSON

    Apr 01, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • LISA TURNER VS. KELLEE CLOUGHERTY

    Apr 01, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    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...

  • GILBERT SEGOVIA VS. CAMERON HOWARD

    Mar 30, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    The motion by counsel to be relieved as counsel of record for Plaintiffs Cordiale Fiorention and Dina Fiorentino is granted and effective upon filing of a proof of service of the formal order.

    ...

  • MENJIVAR VS BARRETT BUSINESS

    Mar 30, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    Plaintiff's and Defendant's objections to "material facts" are improper. Objections are made to evidence not material facts.(CRC 3.1352.) The objections are overruled.

    Defendant's motion for summary judgment seeks summary judgment as to the entire complaint. Therefore every purported material fact ...

  • MANN VS BJS RESTAURANTS

    Mar 30, 2015 |  Judge Tari Cody |  Ventura County

    Hearing is continued pursuant to plaintiff's CCP § 437c(h) request and in light of the court's recent ruling on Plaintiff's motion to compel.

    ...

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