The Honorable Maria E. Stratton

Los Angeles Superior Court

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Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 5 (website)

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The Hon. Maria E. Stratton is a judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California. She was appointed in December 2005 by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Stratton received a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.


  • J.D. from University of California, Berkeley (1979)
  • Bachelor's Degree from University of Southern California (1975)


  • Chief public defender at Federal Public Defender's Office (1993 to 2005)
  • Judge at Superior Court of Los Angeles County in Los Angeles County, California (2005 to 2018)
  • Associate Justice at California Second District Court of Appeal (from 2018)