The Honorable Annabelle G. Cortez

Los Angeles Superior Court

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Los Angeles Superior Court, Department A (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (626) 396-3302

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The Hon. Annabelle G. Cortez is a judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California. She was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown on December 27, 2012, to succeed retired judge John P. Shook.


  • J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1995)
  • B.A. from University of California, San Diego


  • Lawyer at Administrative Office of the Courts (2007 to 2012)
  • Western Regional Counsel at Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (2007 to 2007)
  • Attorney and Law Clerk at Marcos Camocho Law Corporation (1995 to 2007)