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Los Angeles Superior Court, Department E (website)

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Biography

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.

Education

  • J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles (1981)
  • B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles (1975)

Career

  • 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)