The Hon. Ronni B. MacLaren is a judge for the Alameda County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005. Judge MacLaren was originally appointed to the Los Angeles County Municipal Court by former governor Pete Wilson in 1997 and was subsequently elevated to the Los Angeles Superior Court as a result of the court's unification in 2000.
She is registered decline-to-state.
Judge MacLaren received her bachelor's degree from Smith College. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1980.
After law school, MacLaren joined the law firm of Adams, Duque, and Hazeltine, where she would practice for five years.
Then, in 1985, MacLaren became an assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California. She held this position until her appointment to the Los Angeles County Municipal Court in 1997.
She served on the Ethics Committee of the California Judges Association.
Judge MacLaren relocated from Los Angeles County to Alameda County to be closer to her husband's law firm, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, and Feld.
While in Alameda County, Judge MacLaren has presided over a civil direct calendar.
J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law (1980)
Bachelor's degree from Smith College
Judge at Los Angeles County Superior Court in Los Angeles County, California (2000 to 2005)
Judge at Los Angeles County Municipal Court in Los Angeles County, California (1997 to 1999)
Assistant U.S. Attorney at U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California (1985 to 1997)
Attorney at Adams, Duque and Hazeltine (1980 to 1985)