The Honorable Melvin D. Sandvig

Los Angeles Superior Court

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Los Angeles Superior Court, Department F47 (website)

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The Hon. Melvin D. Sandvig is a judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California.

Appointed to the Superior Court by then-Gov. Pete Wilson in 1998, Sandvig was admitted to the State Bar in 1981 while serving as an officer of the Los Angeles Police Department after attending law school at what is now the University of LaVerne College of Law.

He then practiced in civil law with the department’s permission until his retirement after 20 years on the force and represented LAPD officers before the department’s board of appeals.


  • J.D. from University of LaVerne College of Law


  • Officer at LAPD
  • Attorney at Civil Law within LAPD