Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, September 28, 2007


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Judge Andria K. Richey to Retire Today


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Judge Andria K. Richey is retiring today after nine years on the bench, the Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed yesterday.

Richey was appointed to the bench by then-Governor Pete Wilson in 1998.  She retained the seat by being elected without opposition in 2002.

She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1979, and joined the law firm of Bryan Cave, LLP in Los Angeles that year, later becoming a partner.  She left Bryan Cave in 1990 to join the law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, where she was also a partner.

Richey completed her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley in 1976, and graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law there in 1979.

The judge could not be reached for comment, and a court spokesperson declined to discuss the reasons for her retirement. A source who knows Richey, however, told the MetNews on condition of anonymity that the judge is moving to Northern California for personal reasons.

Richey’s departure creates a vacancy on the court, which was at full strength after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed nine new judges last month.


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