The Hon. Tari L. Cody is a judge for the Ventura County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench in 2000 by former governor Gray Davis. She filled the vacancy created by the elevation of the Hon. Steven Z. Perren to the 2nd District Court of Appeal.
She is a registered Democrat.
Judge Cody received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine. She went on to earn her J.D. from Loyola Law School.
Prior to her appointment to the bench, Cody practiced as an attorney at Lemieux and O'Neill. While there, she specialized in municipal law, defending agencies such as cities and water districts across the state. She also handled personal injury claims, construction, contract, and employment disputes, as well as business torts. Before that, Cody worked as a business litigation attorney at the law firm of Nordman, Cormany, Hair, and Compton.
During her time on the bench, Judge Cody served as a supervising juvenile judge at the Oxnard Juvenile Justice Center, where she presided over juvenile dependency matters, child abuse cases, adoptions, and guardianships. She was previously assigned to hear civil, family law, and criminal matters.
In 2014, Judge Cody was under consideration for an appointment to the Court of Appeal.
Her memberships have included past-president of the Women Lawyers of Ventura County, and a board member of the Ventura County Bar Association, Planned Parenthood, and the Coalition to End Family Violence.
Judge Cody was named the Judge of the Year in 2018 by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association. She was also honored for her work as a child advocate in 2007 by the nonprofit agency, Kids & Families Together.
Bachelor's degree from University of California, Irvine
J.D. from Loyola Law School
Attorney at Lemieux & O'Neill in Los Angeles County, California (until 2000)
Attorney at Nordman, Cormany, Hair, and Compton in Ventura County, California