The Honorable Truc T. Do

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-702


The Hon. Truc T. Do is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former governor Jerry Brown on February 27, 2018, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Joel M. Pressman.

Do earned a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She then received a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Do began her legal career as a deputy district attorney with the Office of the District Attorney of Los Angeles County in 1999. During her tenure there, she co-prosecuted several high-profile cases, such as the Santa Monica Black Widow murder case and the Chester Turner serial killer trial.

Then, in 2009, she left the public sector and joined Munger, Tolles, and Olson as a partner. Five years later, she became a partner at Jones Day. She worked in its business and tort litigation practice, specializing in business litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and internal corporate investigations.

She has served on the Board of Trustees of the San Diego Law Library. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the California Women’s Law Center. Her memberships have included the Lawyers Club of San Diego as well as the J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court.

Do was born in Vietnam. She immigrated to the United States as a refugee when she was three years old.

She is registered as a Democrat.

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