Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, November 26, 2001


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Beverly Retains Appellate Post as Bascue Releases Court Assignments


By ROBERT GREENE, Staff Writer


Los Angeles Superior Court Presiding Judge James Bascue has kept on William C. Beverly as presiding judge of the Appellate Division for 2002 and has also returned most of the court’s 428 other judges and 142 commissioners in the same places they have served over the past year.

Assignments to the Appellate Division are made by the chief justice on the recommendation of the presiding judge. Beverly’s reappointment was made public Nov. 20, along with the assignments of the court’s other bench officers.

Chief Justice Ronald George’s office was closed on Thursday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday, and George could not be reached to verify the Appellate Division assignment.

Court Unification

Judges Sandy R. Kriegler, Charles Lee and Patty Jo McKay also were retained in the division, which was known as the Appellate Department before Proposition 220, which paved the way for court unification.

The Appellate Division hears appeals in cases within the former jurisdiction of municipal courts, including misdemeanor and traffic cases and “limited” civil actions, where no more than $25,000 is at stake.

Most assignments are effective Jan. 2, when Bascue begins the second of his two-year term as the presiding judge of the nation’s largest trial court.

High-Profile Changes

Bascue has made a few high-profile changes for the coming year. The MetNews reported Wednesday that Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Terry Friedman was reassigned to the West District and will be replaced by Michael Nash, who will in turn be replaced as supervising judge of Dependency Court by Emily A. Stevens. 

Fred Fujioka will become assistant supervising judge of the Mental Health Court to replace Supervising Judge Harold Shabo, who is retiring.

Bascue also redesignated several supervising judge posts in the Central District as assistant supervising judges to make clear that they come under the umbrella of the Central Civil departments, supervised by Judge R. Gary Klausner, a former presiding judge. In addition to Mental Health, the supervising judges of the Probate, Writs and Receivers and Complex Litigation courts will become assistant supervising judges.

The presiding judge also continued his practice, which he put in effect last year, of assigning assistant supervising judges in each of the court’s 11 “outlying” districts, as well as site judges in each courthouse where no supervising judge is sitting.

 “In making the assignments for 2002, I have considered your ‘Preference Requests’ and accommodated them where possible and appropriate,” Bascue said in memos to judges and commissioners. “While I was able to honor most requests, a few assignments were made for the good of the Court.”

All assignments are effective until further order of the presiding judge and may be superseded at Bascue’s discretion.



Los Angeles Superior Court Assignments



Supervising Judge R. Gary Klausner

(Dept. 1 Master Calendar)


Regular General Civil Pool

Judge Gregory Alarcon

Judge Judith M. Ashmann

Judge Helen I. Bendix

Judge Elihu M. Berle

Judge Soussan G. Bruguera

Judge Susan Bryant-Deason

Judge Alan Buckner

Judge James C. Chalfant

Judge Victor E. Chavez

Judge Judith Chirlin

Judge Lawrence W. Crispo

Judge J. Stephen Czuleger

Judge Ralph W. Dau

Judge James R. Dunn

Judge Reginald A. Dunn

Judge Emilie H. Elias

Judge Irving S. Feffer

Judge Edward Ferns

Judge Madeleine Flier

Judge Kenneth Freeman

Judge Haley J. Fromholz

Judge Richard Fruin

Judge Hugh C. Gardner III

Judge Ray L. Hart

Judge Robert L. Hess

Judge William Highberger

Judge Ernest Hiroshige

Judge Marilyn L. Hoffman

Judge David Horowitz

Judge Richard C. Hubbell

Judge Jane Johnson

Judge Morris B. Jones

Judge Owen Lee Kwong

Judge Marvin Lager

Judge Malcolm Mackey

Judge Jon M. Mayeda

Judge Barbara A. Meiers

Judge David L. Minning

Judge Aurelio Munoz

Judge Mary Ann Murphy

Judge Rodney E. Nelson

Judge Alban I. Niles

Judge Gregory O’Brien

Judge Victor H. Person

Judge Mel Red Recana

Judge Andria Richey

Judge Frances Rothschild

Judge John P. Shook

Judge Ronald M. Sohigian

Judge Fumiko H. Wasserman

Judge Thomas L. Wilihite Jr.

Judge Alexander Williams III

Judge David A. Workman

Judge George Wu


Regular Civil Limited Pool

Assistant Supervising Judge S. James Otero

Judge David Doi

Judge Carol Boas Goodson

Judge Susan E. Isacoff

Judge Marion J. Johnson

Judge Breu C. Klein

Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon

Judge Michael C. Solner

Commissioner Linda P. Elliott

Commissioner Murray Gross

Commissioner Barry D. Kohn

Commissioner Arnold Levin

Commissioner Bruce Mitchell

Commissioner David A. Stephens


Class Actions and Eminent Domain Pretrial

Commissioner Bruce Mitchell


Central Civil West

Assistant Supervising  Judge Carolyn Kuhl

Judge Victoria Chaney

Judge Ann Kough

Judge Peter D. Lichtman

Judge Charles W. McCoy

Judge Anthony J. Mohr

Judge Wendell Mortimer, Jr.

Judge Carl West


Central Civil West Family Law

Commissioner Robert P. Applegate

Commissioner James Copelan

Commissioner John Ladner

Commissioner Roberta Lee

Commissioner Marshall Rieger

Commissioner H. M. Webster


Family Law

Supervising Judge Aviva Bobb

Judge Kenneth Black

Judge Richard E. Denner

Judge Lee Edmon

Judge Joanne O’Donnell

Judge John W. Ouderkirk

Judge Roy L. Paul

Judge John H. Sandoz

Judge Marjorie Steinberg

Judge Rolf M. Treu

Commissioner Richard A. Curtis

Commissioner Ann Dobbs

Commissioner James Endman

Commissioner Reva Goetz

Commissioner Anthony Jones

Commissioner Timothy Murphy

Commissioner Victor I. Reichman

Commissioner Robert A. Schnider



Assistant Supervising Judge Thomas W. Stoever

Commissioner H. Ronald Hauptman


Mental Health

Assistant Supervising Judge Fred J. Fujioka

Commissioner David A. Ziskrout


Appellate Division

Presiding Judge William C. Beverly, Jr.

Judge Sandy R. Kriegler

Judge Charles Lee

Judge Patti Jo McKay


Central Criminal

Supervising Judge Dan T. Oki

(Dept. 100 Master Calendar)

Assistant Supervising Judge David Wesley

Judge Jacob Adajian

Judge Alice E. Altoon

Judge Tricia Ann Bigelow

Judge Bob S. Bowers Jr.

Judge Kevin Brown

Judge Judith L. Champagne

Judge William Chidsey Jr.

Judge Jacqueline Connor

Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis

Judge Anita H. Dymant

Judge Ruffo Espinosa

Judge William F. Fahey

Judge Larry P. Fidler

Judge Dale S. Fischer

Judge Terry A. Green

Judge Elizabeth A. Grimes

Judge Marcelita Haynes

Judge David Horwitz

Judge Maral Injejikian

Judge Lance Ito

Judge Barbara Johnson

Judge Michael Johnson

Judge Michael A. Kanner

Judge Michael Kellogg

Judge Ruth Ann Kwan

Judge Kathleen Kennedy-Powell

Judge George G. Lomeli

Judge Michael S. Luros

Judge Ronni B. MacLaren

Judge Stephen A. Marcus

Judge Rita Miller

Judge David S. Milton

Judge Mark Mooney

Judge Michael E. Pastor

Judge Robert J. Perry

Judge Suzanne Person

Judge William R. Pounders

Judge Curtis Rappe

Judge Carol Rehm Jr.

Judge Marsha N. Revel

Judge Kevin A. Ross

Judge Rand S. Rubin

Judge Michael T. Sauer

Judge Patricia Schnegg

Judge Norm Shapiro

Judge J. D. Smith

Judge Norman Tarle

Judge Michael A. Tynan

Judge Craig Veals

Judge Fred Wapner

Judge David Wesley

Judge Laurie Zelon

Commissioner Joseph S. Biderman

Commissioner Paul M. Enright

Commissioner Nancy S. Gast

Commissioner Mitchel J. Harris

Commissioner Christina Hill

Commissioner Michael G. Price

Commissioner Ronald Rose


Central Arraignment

Commissioner Jeffrey Harkavy


Metropolitan Court

Site Judge Sam Ohta

Judge Henry Barela

Judge Charles G. Rubin

Judge Patricia Titus

Commissioner Gary L. Bindman

Commissioner Martin R. Gladstein

Commissioner John W. Green

Commissioner John R. Johnson

Commissioner Sanjay T. Kumar

Commissioner Armando V. Moreno


Hollywood Court

Site Judge Melvin D. Sandvig

Judge Spurgeon E. Smith

Judge Leslie A. Swain


East Los Angeles Court

 Site Judge Richard E. Rico

Judge Joseph A. Brandolino

Judge Yvette Palazuelos

Judge William C. Ryan

Judge Jose I. Sandoval

Commissioner David Sotelo


Juvenile Court

Presiding Judge Michael Nash

Dependency Court Supervising Judge Emily A. Stevens

Judge Nancy Brown

Judge John Henning

Judge Margaret Henry

Judge Veronica McBeth

Judge S. Patricia Spear

Commissioner Albert Garcia

Commissioner Stanley Genser

Commissioner Thomas E. Grodin

Commissioner Donna Groman

Commissioner Debra L. Losnick

Commissioner Marilyn Kading Martinez


Eastlake Juvenile Court

Judge Rudolph Diaz

Judge Clifford Klein

Judge Michael Pirosh

Commissioner Gary Bounds

Commissioner Carol Hallowitz

Commissioner Patrick Larkin


Inglewood Juvenile Court

Judge Robert Mackey

Commissioner Wayne Denton


Los Padrinos Juvenile Court

Judge Philip K. Mautino


San Fernando Juvenile Court

Judge Morton Rochman

Commissioner Jack Gold

Commissioner Gary A. Polinsky

Commissioner Robert Totten



Supervising Judge Robert M. Martinez

Assistant Supervising Judge George Genesta


Pomona South

Judge Conrad R. Aragon

Judge Charles Horan

Judge Jack P. Hunt

Judge Karl Jaeger

Judge Ann I. Jones

Judge Peter J. Meeka

Judge R. Bruce Minto

Judge Mark Grant Nelson

Judge Theodore D. Piatt

Judge Reginald Yates

Commissioner Douglas Haigh

Commissioner Richard D. Hughes

Commissioner Wade Olson


Pomona North

Site Judge Thomas A. Peterson

Judge Francis Gately

Judge Bruce F. Marrs

Commissioner Martin L. Goetsch

Commissioner Marc Lauper

Commissioner Anthony Peters


Pomona North Juvenile Court

Judge Daniel S. Lopez

Commissioner Martha Bellinger

Commissioner Tia Fisher


Citrus Court

Site Judge Thomas C. Falls

Judge Michael M. Duggan

Judge Carol Williams Elswick

Judge Alan S. Kalkin

Judge Dorothy L. Shubin

Commissioner Stephen Monette

Commissioner Harold J. Mulville

Commissioner Phyllis Shibata


Rio Hondo Court

Site Judge Abraham Khan

Judge Phillip L. Soto

Judge Richard W. Van Dusen

Commissioner Jose A. Rodriguez

Commissioner Steven P. Sanora



Supervising Judge Mary Thornton House

Assistant Supervising Judge Teri Schwartz


Burbank Court

Judge Chesley McKay

Judge Michael S. Mink

Judge Roben J. Sandoval

Judge David M. Schacter

Commissioner Kirkland Nyby

Commissioner Dennis L. Shanklin


Glendale Court

Judge Laura A. Matz

Judge James R. Simpson

Judge William Sterling

Judge William D. Stewart

Judge Charles W. Stoll

Commissioner Daniel Calabro

Commissioner Steve Lubell



Supervising Judge Mary Thornton House

Assistant Supervising Judge Teri Schwartz



Judge Phillip J. Argento

Judge Leslie E. Brown

Judge Barbara Lee Burke

Judge J. Michael Byrne

Judge Janice C. Croft

Judge Joseph F. DeVanon, Jr.

Judge Mary Thornton House

Judge Judson Morris

Judge Jan A. Pluim

Judge Teri Schwartz

Judge C. Edward Simpson

Judge Terry Smerling

Judge Coleman A. Swart


Pasadena Juvenile Court

Judge Raymond Mireles

Commissioner Robert Leventer



Site Judge Candace J. Beason

Judge John Martinez

Judge Frederick R. Rotennerg

Judge Carlos A. Uranga

Commissioner Donald S. Kennedy


Santa Anita

Site Judge Patrick Hegarty

Commissioner Michael J. Duffy

Commissioner Preciliano Recendez



Supervising Judge William A. MacLaughlin

Assistant Supervising Judge Alice C. Hill


San Fernando Court

Judge Juelann Cathey

Judge Ronald Coen

Judge John P. Farrell

Judge Harvey Giss

Judge Warren G. Greene

Judge John Gunn

Judge Jerold A. Krieger

Judge Elizabeth A. Lippett

Judge Charles Peven

Judge Randy Rhodes

Judge Robert J. Schuit

Judge Harold J. Schwab

Judge Shari K. Silver

Judge Meredith C. Taylor

Judge L. Jeffrey Wiatt

Commissioner Richard L. Brand

Commissioner Martin E. Green

Commissioner Patricia Ito

Commissioner Kevil W. Martin

Commissioner Gerald T. Richardson

Commissioner Robert W. Zakon


Newhall Court

Site Judge Cynthia Ulfig

Judge Floyd V. Baxter

Judge Alan S. Rosenfield

Commissioner Thomas White



Supervising Judge Steven D. Ogden

Assistant Supervising Judge Frank Y. Jackson


Lancaster Court

Judge John P. Doyle

Judge Martin Herscovitz

Judge David M. Mintz

Judge Pamela Rogers

Judge Richard Spann

Commissioner Cathrin DeVoe


Palmdale Court

Judge Randolph Rogers

Commissioner Eugene E. Siegel


Antelope Valley Juvenile Court

Judge Christopher Estes



Supervising Judge Paul Gutman

Assistant Supervising Judge Darlene E. Schempp


Van Nuys East

Judge Richard Adler

Judge Ruth Essegian

Judge Michael Farrell

Judge Bert Glennon

Judge John D. Harris

Judge Michael Harwin

Judge James Kaddo

Judge Leon S. Kaplan

Judge Michael Knight

Judge Richard George Kolostian

Judge Stephen D. Petersen

Judge Susan M. Speer

Judge Barry A. Taylor

Judge Stanley M. Weisberg

Judge Richard Wolfe

Commissioner Manly D. Calof

Commissioner Robert H. Mcintosh

Commissioner Patricia G. Schwartz

Commissioner Mark A. Weiss


Van Nuys West

Judge Leslie A. Dunn

Judge John Fisher

Judge Leland Harris

Judge Michael R. Hoff

Judge Frank Johnson

Judge Richard Kirschner

Judge Gregg Marcus

Judge Lloyd Nash

Judge Karen Nudell

Judge Michelle R. Rosenblatt

Judge Jessica P. Silvers

Judge Kathryne A. Stoltz

Judge Debre Katz Weintraub

Commissioner Mitchell Block

Commissioner Michael M. Duffey

Commissioner Rebecca Elder

Commissioner Mina Fried

Commissioner Harold S. Vites

Commissioner Martin Wegman



Supervising Judge Gary J. Ferrari

Assistant Supervising Judge Bradford L. Andrews


Long Beach

Judge Deborah B. Andrews

Judge Joan Comparet-Cassani

Judge Joseph DiLoreto

Judge William T. Garner

Judge Margaret Hay

Judge Arthur Jean

Judge Mark Kim

Judge John D. Lord

Judge Richard W. Lyman, Jr

Judge Patrick T. Madden

Judge Tracy T. Moreno

Judge Tomson T. Ong

Judge James B. Pierce

Judge Richard R. Romero

Judge Charles D. Sheldon

Judge Judith Vander Lans

Judge James L. Wright

Commissioner Jeffrey P. Castner

Commissioner John Chemeleski

Commissioner John H. Ing

Commissioner George Kalinski

Commissioner Ralph R. Olson

Commissioner Thomas Parrott


Long Beach Juvenile Court

Judge Gibson Lee

Judge Marcus O. Tucker



Judge Peter J. Mirich


San Pedro

Site Judge Thomas R. Simpson

Judge Peter J. Mirich

Judge William Weisman

Judge Elizabeth Allen White

Commissioner Beverly E. Mosley



Supervising Judge John Cheroske

Assistant Supervising Judge Jack W. Morgan



Judge William P. Barry

Judge Victoria M. Chavez

Judge Gary Daigh

Judge Ellen C. DeShazer

Judge John T. Doyle

Judge Josh M. Fredricks

Judge Gary Hahn

Judge Rose Hom

Judge Jerry E. Johnson

Judge Marlene Kristovich

Judge Arthur M. Lew

Judge Ronald Skyers

Judge Steven Suzukawa

Judge Thomas Townsend

Judge Allen J. Webster

Commissioner Kelvin D. Filer

Commissioner A. Michael Kautz

Commissioner Jeffrey Marckese

Commissioner Ron Slick



Judge Dean Farrar

Judge Xenophon F. Lang Jr.


Compton Juvenile Court

Judge Irma Brown

Commissioner Victor Greenberg


David Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center

Commissioner H. Kirkland Jones



Supervising Judge Chris Conway

Assistant Supervising Judge Peter Espinoza



Judge William J. Birney

Judge Michael Cowell

Judge Dewey L. Falcone

Judge Brian F. Gasdia

Judge Philip S. Gutierrez

Judge Philip H. Hickok

Judge Robert Higa

Judge Larry S. Knupp

Judge Thomas I. McKnew Jr.

Judge Patrick T. Meyers

Judge Daniel S. Pratt

Judge C. Robert Simpson

Judge James M. Sutton, Jr.

Judge John A. Torribio


Huntington Park

Site Judge Daniel Ramirez

Commissioner Rita J. Baird

Commissioner Gilbert M. Lopez



Site Judge David W. Perkins

Judge Ana Maria Luna

Judge Cynthia Rayvis

Commissioner Burt Barnett

Commissioner Ross M. Klein


Los Cerritos

Site Judge Leland H. Tipton

Judge Lyle M. MacKenzie

Judge Barbara Scheper

Commissioner Edward H. Drayer



Commissioner William A. Allen

Commissioner Robert Axel

Commissioner Michael L. Schuur


South Gate

Site Judge Daniel Ramirez

Judge Dennis A. Aichroth

Commissioner Loren M. DiFrank

Commissioner Lonzo Lucas



Site Judge Yvonne T. Sanchez

Judge Margaret M. Bernal

Judge Raul A. Sahagun

Commissioner Louis E. Head

Commissioner Gerald N. Mansfield



Supervising Judge Andrew Kauffman

Assistant Supervising Judge Eric C. Taylor



Judge Mark S. Arnold

Judge Laura Ellison

Judge Dudley W. Gray II

Judge Bob T. Hight

Judge Francis J. Hourigan

Judge Jean Matusinka

Judge Deanne Smith Myers

Judge Cary E. Nishimoto

Judge Jesse Rodriguez

Judge Thomas R. Sokolov

Judge Sandra A. Thompson

Commissioner Douglas G. Carnahan

Commissioner John A. Slawson

Commissioner Glenda Veasey

Commissioner Brad Fox (Torrance annex)



Site Judge Eric C. Taylor

Judge Eudon Ferrell

Judge Rodney Forneret

Judge Deirdre Hill

Judge Kenji Machida

Judge John V. Meigs

Commissioner Deborah Christian

Commissioner Ernest A. Lopez

Commissioner William R. Torres


Beach Cities

Judge Ramona G. See

Judge Lois A. Smaltz

Judge William G. Willett



Supervising Judge Alan B. Haber

Assistant Supervising Judge John H. Reid


Santa Monica

Judge Valerie Baker

Judge Patricia L. Collins

Judge Paul G. Flynn

Judge Terry B. Friedman

Judge Bernard J. Kamins

Judge Linda K. Lefkowitz

Judge Robert M. Letteau

Judge Richard Neidorf

Judge Lorna Parnell

Judge Gerald Rosenberg

Judge Diana M. Wheatley

Judge Debra W. Yang

Commissioner Roberta H. Kyman

Commissioner Bobbi Tillmon



Site Judge Lawrence J. Mira

Judge James A. Albracht

Commissioner Terry Adamson


Beverly Hills

Site Judge Lisa Hart Cole

Judge Elden S. Fox

Judge Leslie W. Light

Judge Richard A. Stone

Commissioner Hugh Bobys



Site Judge Allan J. Goodman

Commissioner Randall Pacheco


West Los Angeles

Site Judge Rosemary Shumsky

Judge David B. Finkel

Judge Cesar Sarmiento

Commissioner Stephen A. Leventhal

Commissioner John T. Rafferty



Site Judge James Brandlin

Judge Judith Abrams

Judge Antonio Barreto, Jr.

Judge Keith L. Groneman

Judge T. K. Herman

Judge Paula Adele Mabrey

Judge Katherine Mader

Judge Robert P. O’Neill

Judge Stephanie Sautner

Judge Keith L. Schwartz

Judge John L. Segal

Judge Steven Van Sicklen

Commissioner Ralph Amado


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