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The Honorable Richard M. Goul

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department S17 (website)

Court Info

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department S17 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (562) 256-1490

Biography

The Hon. Richard M. Goul is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2006 by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He filled the vacancy created by the death of the Hon. Robert Sandoval (deceased).

Goul is registered decline-to-state.

Judge Goul received his B.A. from the University of Southern California. He went on to earn his J.D. from Loyola Law School.

Goul clerked for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office from 1986 to 1989. After completing his clerkship, Goul became a deputy district attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office in 1989. During his 17 years as a prosecutor at the D.A.'s office, Goul helped prosecute Mark Wayne Rathburn, the notorious Belmont Shore rapist, who ultimately received 10 life sentences plus 1000 years for his crimes. At the time of his appointment to the Superior Court in 2006, Goul was the deputy-in-charge of the Sexual Assault Unit for the D.A.'s Long Beach branch office.

Goul also served on the Cerritos College Board of Trustees for six years beginning in 1979.

In 2015, Judge Goul's triplet's, Edward, Claire, and Chris, were accepted into MIT. Their maternal grandfather, Edward Thorp, was a former math professor at the technical college.

Education

B.A. from University of Southern California

J.D. from Loyola Law School

Career

Deputy District Attorney at Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office in Los Angeles County, California (1989 to 2006)

Clerk at Los Angeles City Attorney's office in Los Angeles County, California (1986 to 1989)

Board Member at Cerritos College Board of Trustees in Los Angeles County, California (1979 to 1985)

Deputy-In-Charge at Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Sexual Assault Unit in the Long Beach Branch Office in Los Angeles County, California

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