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The Honorable Christopher W. Dybwad

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 090 (website)

Court Info

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 090 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (310) 725-3044

Biography

The Hon. Christopher W. Dybwad is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Jerry Brown in 2018. He filled the vacancy created by the death of the Hon. Ross M. Klein (deceased).

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Dybwad received his B.A. from Columbia College. He went on to earn his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Dybwad began his legal career as an associate at the law firm of Debevoise and Plimpton LLC in 2001. After two years there, he began a year-long clerkship with the Hon. Richard A. Paez with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Then, in 2004, Dybwad rejoined Debevoise and Plimpton LLC where he practiced until 2005.

He would then leave the private sector to join the Federal Public Defender's Office for the Central District of California as a deputy federal public defender that same year. Dybwad rose to the level of chief deputy federal public defender in 2014 after serving as a supervising deputy federal public defender for the FPD's office. He remained in that capacity until his appointment to the Superior Court three years later.

Education

B.A. from Columbia College

J.D. from Harvard Law School

Career

Supervising Deputy Federal Public Defender at Federal Public Defender's Office for the Central District of California in Los Angeles County, California (until 2014)

Chief Deputy Federal Public Defender at Federal Public Defender's Office for the Central District of California in Los Angeles County, California (2014 to 2018)

Associate at Debevoise and Plimpton LLP (2004 to 2005)

Clerk at Hon. Richard Paez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2003 to 2004)

Associate at Debevoise and Plimpton LLP (2001 to 2003)

Deputy Federal Public Defender at Federal Public Defender's Office for the Central District of California in Los Angeles County, California (from 2005)

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