Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, April 21, 2014


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Ventura Judge Tari Cody Being Considered for Court of Appeal


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Ventura Superior Court Judge Tari L. Cody is under consideration by Gov. Jerry Brown for appointment to this district’s Court of Appeal, the MetNews has learned.

Cody was appointed to the Ventura court in 2000. At the time of her appointment, she was practicing at Lemieux & O’Neill, a Westlake Village firm that represents public agencies and business clients, primarily in environmental matters.

Cody graduated from UC Irvine, where she played volleyball, and from Loyola Law School. She was admitted to the State Bar in 1985. After then-Gov. Gray Davis appointed her to the court, she became—at 41—its youngest judge and one of only five women.

Her assignments have included civil, criminal, and juvenile law.

The MetNews previously reported that Los Angeles Superior Court Judges John Segal, Luis Lavin, Helen Bendix, Brian Hoffstadt, Lee Edmon, and Sanjay Kumar; U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins; and Southwestern Law School professor Christopher Cameron were under consideration for the court. There is a presiding justice vacancy in the district’s Div. One and there are associate justice slots open in Divs. Two, Four, Five, Six, and Seven.


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