The Honorable Lawrence P. Riff

Los Angeles Superior Court

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Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 022 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (213) 633-0622

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The Hon. Lawrence Riff of Glendale has been a partner at Steptoe and Johnson LLP since 1997. He was a partner at Lane Powell PC from 1989 to 1997, where he was an associate from 1986 to 1989, and a trial attorney at the Southern Pacific Transportation Company from 1982 to 1985.

Riff earned a J.D. degree from the University of Oregon School of Law and a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan.

He fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position on July 1, 2014.

Riff is a Democrat.


  • B.A. from University of Michigan
  • J.D. from University of Oregon School of Law


  • Judge at Superior Court of Los Angeles County in Los Angeles County, California (from 2015)
  • Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP (1997 to 2015)
  • Partner at Lane Powell PC (1989 to 1997)
  • Associate at Lane Powell PC (1986 to 1989)
  • Trial Attorney at Southern Pacific Transportation Company (1982 to 1985)