The Hon. John J. Kralik is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009.
Judge Kralik received his B.A. in 1975 and went on to earn his J.D. in 1979 from the University of Michigan.
After graduating from law school, Judge Kralik joined the law firm of Hughes, Hubbard, and Reed in 1979 as an associate. He was eventually named a partner and remained with the firm for 14 years. In 1993 he left the firm to join the Atlantic Richfield Company where he served as counsel. He entered into private practice in 2000, opening Kralik and Associates. His practice was not successful, so in 2001, he entered into a partnership with the law firm Miller Tokuyama, Kralik, and Sur. In 2004 he returned to his private practice, and in 2008 he became a partner of Kralik and Jacobs, LLP. He remained with the firm until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2009.
Due to some of his business and personal struggles, Kralik was inspired to author two books on gratitude that were based on his decision to write thank you notes for one year, which helped him to move forward in his life in a positive way.
Having been born in Cleveland Ohio, Judge Kralik is a fan of the professional sports teams from that city.
- J.D. from University of Michigan (1979)
- B.A. from University of Michigan (1975)
- Partner at Kralik and Jacobs, LLP (2008 to 2009)
- Principal Attorney at Kralik and Associates (2004 to 2008)
- Partner at Miller Tokuyama, Kralik and Sur (2001 to 2004)
- Principal Attorney at Kralik and Associates (2000 to 2001)
- Counsel at Atlantic Richfield Company (1993 to 2000)
- Associate at Hughes, Hubbard and Reed (from 1979)
- Partner at Hughes, Hubbard and Reed (until 1993)