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Judge Michael P. Linfield Judicial Profile

Judge Michael Paul Linfield received his B.A. in philosophy cum laude from University of California, Los Angeles in 1972. After graduation, he worked as a teacher, advocate for the United Farm Workers, and deputy to West Hollywood’s Mayor. He then earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1989. After passing the California bar in 1989, he joined Alschuler, Grossman, & Pines as an associate. In 1992, he started his own practice where he represented plaintiffs in employment and consumer fraud cases. During this time he also worked as a judge pro tem and a volunteer arbitrator and mediator at the court. He was appointed to the bench in 2003 by Governor Gray Davis.

 

Author

Freedom Under Fire: U.S. Civil Liberties in Times of War

 

Presentations

A Judge’s View: Do’s and Don’ts for Effective Advocacy – Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles – May 9, 2017

 

Links

Los Angeles Superior Court - Courtroom Rules

The Robing Room - Hon. Michael P. Linfield

Michael Linfield - Ballotpedia

Michael Paul Linfield Judge Profile on Martindale.com

Hon. Michael Linfield - Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

In a first, jurors allowed to use iPads in an LA Superior Court trial - Southern California Public Radio

IPads for jurors - Plaintiff Magazine

Davis Names Pines, Five Others to Los Angeles Superior Court - Metropolitan News-Enterprise


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