The Hon. Holly J. Fujie is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench in 2011 by former governor Jerry Brown. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Jerry E. Johnson (Ret.).
She is a registered Democrat.
Judge Fujie received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1975. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law in 1978. While in law school, Fujie served as the editor of the California Law Review.
After graduating from law school, Fujie worked as an associate for the law firms of Adams, Duque, and Hazeltine from 1978 to 1980, Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius from 1980 to 1981, and Rogers and Wells from 1981 to 1985. Fujie then became an associate at the law firm of Rosen, Wachtell, and Gilbert in 1985. She practiced at the firm for six years, where she would eventually become a shareholder. Then, in 1991, Fujie joined the Los Angeles law firm of Buchalter Nemer, APC as a shareholder. During her twenty years with the firm, Fujie practiced corporate civil litigation involving surety and insurance cases. She would remain with the firm until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2011.
During her time on the bench, Judge Fujie has presided over family law assignments at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse.
In 1991, Fujie was chosen by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to serve on the Judicial Advisory Committee, where she acts as an advisor to the Senator and the White House on the nominations of U.S. District Court Judges and U.S. Attorneys.
Fujie, who is of Japanese descent, was also the past-president of the California State Bar Association from 2008 to 2009. At the time, she held the distinction of being the first Asian-American to hold that position. Some of her other memberships have included the California Bar Foundation, the Boalt Hall Alumni Association, the Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and the Chancery Club.
Fujie has contributed several articles to the Advocate and Plaintiff magazines.
J.D. from University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law (1978)
B.A. from University of California, Berkeley (1975)
Shareholder at Buchalter Nemer, APC in Los Angeles County, California (1991 to 2011)
Associate at Rosen, Wachtell, and Gilbert in San Francisco County, California (from 1985)
Associate at Rogers and Wells (1981 to 1985)
Associate at Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius (1980 to 1981)
Associate at Adams, Duque, and Hazeltine in Los Angeles County, California (1978 to 1980)
Shareholder at Rosen, Wachtell, and Gilbert in San Francisco County, California (until 1991)