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The Honorable Firdaus F. Dordi

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department J (website)

Court Info

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department J (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (818) 901-4605

Biography

The Hon. Firdaus F. Dordi is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2016 by former governor Jerry Brown. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Allan J. Goodman (Ret.).

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Dordi received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He went on to earn his J.D. from Loyola Law School.

After graduating from law school, Dordi became a research attorney for the Hon. Thomas I. McKnew, Jr. with the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 1997. After a year in that position, Dordi clerked for the Hon. Robert M. Takasugi with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Then, in 2000, he joined the Office of Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California (FPD-CDCA). Dordi began his 14-year career at the FPD-CDCA as a deputy federal public defender and was subsequently named a Chief of the Los Angeles office's trial unit. He left the FPD-CDCA in 2014 to enter into private practice.

Dordi became a co-founder and partner of Dordi, Williams, Cohen LLP in 2014, where he practiced until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2016.

Judge Dordi, who is Indian American, was honored for his pro bono work involving civil rights by the Asian Americans Advancing Justice in 2017. He also received the Public Interest Award from the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California in 2014.

Education

B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara

J.D. from Loyola Law School

Career

Partner & Co-Founder at Dordi, Williams, Cohen LLP in Los Angeles County, California (2014 to 2016)

Deputy Federal Public Defender at Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California (from 2000)

Clerk at Hon. Robert M. Takasugi, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (1998 to 2000)

Research Attorney at Hon. Thomas I. McKnew, Jr., Los Angeles County Superior Court in Los Angeles County, California (1997 to 1998)

Trial Unit Chief at Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California, Trial Unit in Los Angeles County, California (until 2014)

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