Judge Jill T. Feeney | Trellis: Legal Intelligence + Judicial Analytics

Biography

The Hon. Jill T. Feeney is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former governor Jerry Brown in 2018. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Howard L. Halm (Ret.).

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Feeney received her B.A. from the College of William and Mary. She went on to earn her J.D. from Yale Law School.

Feeney clerked for the Hon. William H. Yohn, Jr. with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania beginning in 1992. A year later, she joined the law firm Arnold and Porter as an associate, where she practiced until 1997.

Feeney became an assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York after leaving Arnold and Porter. Then, in 2001, she joined the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California, where she worked in that same capacity until being named deputy chief of the USAO's Major Frauds Section in 2007. Feeney held that position until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2018.

In 1995, Feeney worked briefly as the assistant to then-Special Counsel Mary McLaughlin for the U.S. Senate's Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Government Information, which was a subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee.

Education

B.A. from College of William and Mary

J.D. from Yale Law School

Career

Deputy Chief at U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, Major Frauds Section (2007 to 2018)

Assistant U.S. Attorney at U.S. Attorney’s Office for Central District of California (2001 to 2007)

Assistant U.S. Attorney at U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of New York (1997 to 2001)

Assistant at Mary A. McLaughlin, Former Chief Counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information (1995 to 1995)

Associate at Arnold and Porter (1993 to 1997)

Clerk at Hon. William Yohn, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1992 to 1993)

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