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Judge Virginia Keeny Judicial Profile

Judge Christy Virginia Keeny received her B.A. from Harvard University and her J.D. Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School in 1988. After graduating from law school, she worked as a law clerk in the Ninth Circuit for Judge William A. Norris from 1988-1989 (Judge Norris officiated her wedding in 1990). After passing the California bar in 1989, she joined Litt & Stormer from 1989-1991 as a public interest fellow. From 1991-1993 she was a senior trial attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Los Angeles where she litigated class actions against California employers. She then joined Hadsell & Stormer, Inc., becoming partner in 1998 (the firm was later named Hadsell, Stormer, Renick & Dai LLP). She was appointed to the bench in 2012 by Governor Jerry Brown.




2020 Judge of the Year - San Fernando Valley Bar Association

2018 Judge of the Year - San Fernando Valley Bar Association

2006 Pro Bono Advocacy Award – ACLU Foundation of Southern California




Family Law Section – New Laws – San Fernando Valley Bar Association

2016 – Book signing and discussion: Big: Beginnings

Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Symposium




Los Angeles Superior Court - Courtroom Rules

The Robing Room - C. Virginia Keeny

Virginia Keeny - Ballotpedia

HSRR's Virginia Keeny Appointed to the Superior Court

Virginia Keeny, a Lawyer, is Married to Sean K. Smith, a Ph.D. Candidate - New York Times

Brown Appoints 17 to California Court Jobs - Courthouse News Service

Brown Names Eight to Local Bench, Including First Muslim Judge - Metropolitan News-Enterprise

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