Judge Dalila Corral Lyons received her B.S. in public administration from USC in 1981 and her J.D. from University of California, Berkeley School of Law. After passing the California bar in 1985, she practiced entertainment and business litigation, represented the Office of County Counsel, and worked as the chief legal advisor to the Sheriff’s Department. She was appointed to the bench in 2005 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Recipient of Vikki Carr Foundation Scholarship

Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award – National Center for Women and Policing

Judicial Excellence Award – Mexican American Bar Association

Mujer Who Leads – Latina Lawyers Bar Association

2015 Alumni Merit Award – USC Alumni Association

2014 USC Latino Alumni Association Spotlight Honoree


Panelist at 2020 International Women’s Day Celebration – Squire Patton Bogs

Panelist at 2018 La Raza Latinx Judicial Panel and Reception – University of California, Berkeley School of Law


Los Angeles Superior Court - Courtroom Rules

The Robing Room - Hon. Dalila C. Lyons

Dalila C. Lyons - Ballotpedia

Alumna serves the community as a Superior Court - USC News

Chief Justice Names Dalila Corral Lyons as Voting Member of State Judicial Council - Metropolitan News-Enterprise

Dalila Corral Lyons - Judicial Council

Serving with integrity - USC Sol Price School of Public Policy