Court Info

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 040 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (213) 633-0160

Courtroom Rules

Biography

The Hon. David Sotelo received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1983 and his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Prior to becoming a judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Sotelo worked as a prosecutor at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and was later appointed to court commissioner to one of the drug courts in Eastern Los Angeles.

Awards: Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award, University of California, Santa Cruz

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree from UC Santa Cruz
  • J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles

Career

  • Prosecutor at Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office in Los Angeles County, California
  • Commissioner at Drug Court in Eastern Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California