The Honorable David S. Cunningham, III

Los Angeles Superior Court

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Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 037 (website)

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The Hon. David S. Cunningham III is a judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California. He was appointed by Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in January 2009 to succeed Xenophon F. Lang.

Cunningham received his B.A. in economics from the University of Southern California and his J.D. from New York University Law School.

Awards and associations
Member, Board of Directors, Midnight Mission
Member, Equity Oversight Panel, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
Officer, Board of Directors, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
2001-2005: Former member and Former President, Police Commission, Los Angeles Police Department
Former member, LAUSD Governance Commission
Former member, Los Angeles Business Council
Former member, Watts Health Foundation Community Trust


  • B.A from University of Southern California
  • J.D. from New York University Law School


  • Judge at Superior Court of Los Angeles County in Los Angeles County, California
  • Principal at Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver & Wilson
  • Partner at Kelly, Lytton and Vann
  • Of Counsel at Jackson & Lewis
  • Attorney at Private Practice
  • Associate at Finley, Kumble, Heine, Underberg, Manley & casey
  • Judicial clerk at U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter, Central District of California