The Hon. Laura Matz has served as a judge of both the Municipal and Superior Courts of Los Angeles County for more than a decade.
She began her judicial career as a Municipal Court judge in the Glendale Judicial District in July 1996, where she presided over a criminal court that handled misdemeanor cases as well as felony preliminary hearings. She became a Superior Court judge in January of 2000.
Judge Matz received her B.A. degree in 1975 from UCLA and is a 1981 graduate from the UCLA School of Law.
Upon graduation from law school, she joined the law firm of Overton, Lyman & Prince, where she engaged in probate, trust and asbestos litigation. In 1984, she joined the firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, in its litigation section, where she practiced general commercial litigation until her appointment to the bench.
Judge Matz has been a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the California Judge's Association and the Kiwanis Club of Glendale.
- J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles (1981)
- B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles (1975)
- Judge at Glendale Municipal Court in Los Angeles County, California (from 1996)
- Site Judge at Los Angeles Superior Court in the Glendale Courthouse in Los Angeles County, California
- Member of the Executive Committee at Superior Court of Los Angeles County in Los Angeles County, California
- Associate Justice Pro Tem at Division Six of the Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal
- Litigation Associate at Overton, Lyman & Prince (1981 to 1984)
- Associate at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue (1984 to 1996)