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Judge Kerry Bensinger Judicial Profile

Judge Kerry Randall Bensinger received his B.A. from Yale University in 1982 and his J.D. from the University of Southern California School of Law in 1987. During law school, he externed for the Honorable David V. Kenyon. After passing the California bar in 1987, he became a deputy public defendant for the Federal Public Defender of the Central District of California until 1991 when he joined Quinn Kully and Morrow. Thereafter, he worked at Bensinger Ritt Tai and Thvedt, becoming partner in 1995. He has previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching trial advocacy at Loyola Law School and as faculty of the C.A.C.J. during the Capital Case Defense Seminar. He was appointed to the bench by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2011. He is a democrat.


From Public Charity to Social Justice: The Role of the Court in California's General Relief Program

Preliminary Hearing Handbook (The Rutter Group Criminal Practice Series)

Co-author of chapter on bribery in California Criminal Law (The Rutter Group Criminal Practice Series)


Hale Moot Court Honors Program, Winner, Best Oral Advocate Award

Miller Johnson Equal Justice Award

Judge Barry Russell Federal Bar Association Award for Excellence in Field of Federal Practice


April 8, 2022 - Preliminary Hearings and the Clock: Timing is Everything


Los Angeles Superior Court - Courtroom Rules

The Robing Room - Hon. Kerry R. Bensinger

Kerry R. Bensinger - Ballotpedia

The Webb Schools - Kerry Bensinger 78'

Governor Appoints Six to Los Angeles Superior Court

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