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Judge Elaine W. Mandel Judicial Profile

Judge Elaine Wendy Mandel received her B.A. in history/art history phi beta kappa, magna cum laude, college honors from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1989. While at UCLA for undergrad, she was on the Dean’s List, and was a Regents Scholar and Alumni Scholar. She also received her J.D. from UCLA in 1992, where she received the American Jurisprudence award in Moot Court and was named Outstanding Advocate in the Roscoe Pound Moot Court competition. After passing the California bar in 1992, she worked as an associate at Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander and Ferdon until 1993 when she joined Stolpman, Krissman, Elber, Mandel and Katzman. In 2000, she joined Kiesel, Boucher, Larson LLP, later becoming partner. Her work in private practice focused on catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and class actions. She was appointed to the bench in 2009 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She is a democrat.



2005 – Presidential Award – Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

2004 – Presidential Award – Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

2001 – Presidential Award – Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles



Meet the Judges of the Santa Monica Courthouse – Los Angeles County Bar Association – April 23, 2019

L.A. Law: Life as a Superior Court Judge – Phi Beta Kappa Alumni in Southern California – 2014



Los Angeles Superior Court - Courtroom Rules

The Robing Room - Hon. Elaine W. Mandel

Elaine Mandel - Ballotpedia

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Schwarzenegger Names Three to Los Angeles Superior Court - Metropolitan News-Enterprise

Elaine W. Mandel is 1 of 3 appointed by governor to L.A. Superior Court - The Argonaut

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