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The Honorable Malcolm H. Mackey

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 055 (website)

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Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 055 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (213) 633-0655


The Hon. Malcolm H. Mackey is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was originally elected to the Los Angeles Municipal Court in 1978. He was subsequently elected to the Superior Court in 1988.

Mackey served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946 to 1948.

Judge Mackey graduated with his B.A. in psychology from New York University in 1951. While he was in college at NYU, Mackey worked as a sales representative for both the Tidewater Oil Company and the Richfield Oil Company. He went on to earn his J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 1958.

After graduating from law school, Mackey became an associate at the Law Offices of Bolton, Groff, and Dunne from 1958 to 1959. He became a sole practitioner in 1959 and remained in private practice as a trial attorney until being elected to the Municipal Court in 1978.

His memberships have included the California Judges Association, the Los Angeles Judges Association, the International Academy of Trial Judges, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Lawyers Club of Los Angeles.

During his time on the bench, Judge Mackey served as assistant presiding judge for the Municipal Court in 1984 and presiding judge in 1985.

His judicial position was challenged in 2018, but Judge Mackey retained the bench receiving 77% of the votes.


J.D. from Southwestern Law School (1958)

B.A. from New York University (1951) (Psychology)


Judge at San Fernando Municipal Court in Los Angeles County, California (1978 to 1988)

Trial Lawyer at Private Practice (1959 to 1978)

Associate Attorney at Law Offices of Bolton, Groff, and Dunne in Los Angeles County, California (1958 to 1959)

Sales Representatives at Richfield Oil Company in Los Angeles County, California (1954 to 1955)

Sales Representative at Tidewater Oil Company in San Francisco County, California (1951 to 1954)

Corporal at U.S. Marine Corps (1946 to 1948)

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