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The Honorable Sarah J. Heidel

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department B (website)

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Los Angeles Superior Court, Department B (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (909) 802-1112


The Hon. Sarah J. Heidel is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of Emilie H. Elias. She was appointed to the bench by former governor Jerry Brown in 2017.

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Heidel received her B.A. from Williams College and went on to earn her J.D. from UC Davis School of Law in 2000.

After graduating from law school, she clerked for the Hon. Ferdinand F. Fernandez with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in California in 2000.

Then in 2001, Heidel joined the law firm of Sidley Austin as an associate. She practiced for the firm until she left to join the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California in 2005. She served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Major Frauds Section. She remained with the Attorney's Office until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2017.


J.D. from UC Davis School of Law (2000)

B.A. from Williams College


Assistant U.S. Attorney at U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California in Los Angeles County, California (2005 to 2017)

Associate at Sidley Austin (2001 to 2005)

Clerk at Hon. Ferdinand F. Fernandez, U.S. Court of Appeal, 9th Circuit (2000 to 2001)

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