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The Honorable Richard J. Burdge, Jr.

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 037

Biography

The Hon. Richard J. Burdge, Jr. is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Jerry Brown in 2014. He succeeded Shari K. Silver after her retirement from the bench.

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Burdge received his B.S. from Yale University. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1979.

After graduating from law school, Burdge joined the law firm of Lillick, McHose, and Charles as an associate in 1979. In 1986 he was made a partner for the firm, which had become Lillick and McHose, LLP. He was also a partner for the law firms of Dewey Ballantine, LLP from 1986 to 2000 and Howrey, LLP from 2000 to 2011. In 2011 he became a sole practitioner and opened the Burdge Law Firm PC. He was serving in that capacity at the time of his appointment to the Superior Court in 2014.

He has been a member of the Los Angeles Bar Association.

Judge Burdge's wife, the Hon. Lee Edmon served as a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge as well as a presiding judge for the Second District Court of Appeal for California.

Education

J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (1979)

B.S. from Yale University

Career

Owner at Burdge Law Firm PC (2011 to 2014)

Partner at Howrey, LLP (2000 to 2011)

Partner at Dewey Ballantine, LLP (1986 to 2000)

Partner at Lillick and McHose, LLP (1986 to 1986)

Associate at Lillick, McHose, and Charles (1979 to 1985)

Recent Rulings by Hon Richard J. Burdge, Jr.

  • TYRONNE LAMONT VICKERS, JR. VS SOUTHWEST TRADERS, ET AL.

    Apr 17, 2019 |  Judge Richard J. Burdge, Jr. |  Los Angeles County, CA

    HEARING DATE: April 17, 2019 CASE NUMBER: 19STCV00977 CASE NAME: Tyrone Lamont Vickers Jr. v. Southwest Traders, et al. MOVING PARTY: Defendant Southwest Traders, Inc. joined by Defendant Chris Hake[1] OPPOSING PARTY: Plaintiff Tyrone Lamont Vickers Jr. TRIAL DATE: None PROOF OF SERVICE: OK as to Defendant Southwest Traders, Inc.’s motion MOTION: Defendants’ Motion to Compel Arbitration and Stay Proceedings OPPOSITION: Timely filed April 4, 2019 REPLY: Timely filed as to Defendant Southwest Traders, Inc. Defendant Hake’s joinder was filed on April 9


  • COAST NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY VS YOKO SAITO

    Apr 17, 2019 |  Judge Richard J. Burdge, Jr. |  Los Angeles County, CA

    FROM: Research Attorney Jae Shin HEARING DATE: April 17, 2019 CASE NUMBER: 18STCV01690 CASE NAME: Coast National Insurance Co. v. Yoko Saito, et al. DEFAULT ENTERED: January 18, 2019 REQUEST FOR ENTRY OF DEFAULT JUDGMENT AGAINST DEFENDANT YOKO SAITO TENTATIVE: The court GRANTS the request for entry of default judgment. This case arises from a business application for automobile liability insurance (the “Application”) that Defendant Yoko Saito (“Saito”) allegedly entered into with Plaintiff Coast National Insurance Co. (“Coast National”). The Ap


  • DEVIN STATEN ET AL VS THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

    Apr 17, 2019 |  Judge Richard J. Burdge, Jr. |  Los Angeles County, CA

    HEARING DATE: April 17, 2019 CASE NUMBER: BC702243 CASE NAME: Devin Staten, et al. v. City of Los Angeles MOVING PARTY: Defendant City of Los Angeles OPPOSING PARTIES: Plaintiffs Devin Staten, Damien Jackson, and David Rodgers TRIAL DATE: August 4, 2020 PROOF OF SERVICE: OK MOTION: Motion to Strike Portions of Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint OPPOSITION: Late filed April 11, 2019 (late 5 court days); late served by mail (late 8 days)[1] REPLY: Timely filed April 10, 2019 TENTATIVE: The court GRANTS the motion in-part and STRIKES the identified portions of paragrap


  • JOHN HALTER ET AL VS THD AT-HOME SERVICES INC ET AL

    Apr 16, 2019 |  Judge Richard J. Burdge, Jr. |  Los Angeles County, CA

    HEARING DATE: April 16, 2019 CASE NUMBER: BC723789 CASE NAME: John Halter, et al. v. THD At-Home Services, Inc. et al. MOVING PARTY: Defendant-in-Intervention/Cross-Defendant-in-Intervention Amtrust International Underwriters, Ltd. OPPOSING PARTY: None TRIAL DATE: August 25, 2020 PROOF OF SERVICE: OK. This motion was specially set by the court on April 2, 2019 on the court’s own motion. PROCEEDING: Motion for Leave to Intervene OPPOSITION: None filed REPLY: None filed TENTATIVE: The court GRANTS the unopposed motion for leave to intervene. Counsel for Amtrust Interna


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