The Honorable Rafael A. Ongkeko

Los Angeles Superior Court

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Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 073 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (213) 830-0773

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Biography

The Hon. Rafael A. Ongkeko is a judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California. He was appointed by Gov. Gray Davis on October 16, 2002, to succeed J.D. Smith.

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

Prior to becoming a judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Ongkeko worked in the City Counsel's Office for nearly twenty years including seventeen years handling civil litigation. Ongkeko also worked in private practice for four years from 1998 to 2002 but returned to the City Counsel's Office in 2002 before being appointed to the superior court later that year.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree from University of California, Santa Barbara
  • J.D. from University of California Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law

Career

  • Various roles at City Counsel's Office
  • Sole Practitioner at Private Practice (1998 to 2002)