Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, February 27, 2017


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Two Judges, Commissioner Slate Retirements


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Two Los Angeles Superior Court judges and a commissioner have scheduled retirements in the next several weeks, the MetNews learned Friday.

Judge Lloyd Nash is retiring March 3, Judge David Minning on April 6, and Commissioner Harold Mulville on March 30.

Nash, 64, has been a judge since 1989, when then-Gov. George Deukmejian appointed him to the Los Angeles Municipal Court. He subsequently became a Superior Court judge through unification.

He was a deputy district attorney from 1983 to 1989, and became a specialist in child abuse cases. He attended the University of West Los Angeles School of Law, graduating in 1981, while working at a Mazda dealership in Santa Monica, where he was a salesman, then general manager, from 1974 to 1983.

He previously attended California State University, Northridge. His brother, Michael Nash, was a judge of the municipal and superior courts from 1985 to 2015, prior to his appointment as executive director of the county Office of Child Protection.

Minning, 71, was named to the Los Angeles Municipal Court by then-Gov. Pete Wilson in 1993 and became a Superior Court judge through unification. A court source said the judge has been working intermittently due to illness.

He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and California Western School of Law.

Minning was admitted to the State Bar in 1971 and joined Southern California Edison Company as a staff attorney. He was promoted in 1980 to senior counsel, and in 1988 to assistant general counsel, the post he held at the time of his appointment to the bench.

He also served as chairman of the board of Southern California Edison Company Employees Federal Credit Union.

Mulville, 64, was appointed a Citrus Municipal Court commissioner in 1990 and became a Superior Court commissioner through unification. His last working day was Feb. 10, a court clerk said.

A native of Canada, he graduated from California State University, Fullerton and Western State University College of Law, also in Fullerton. He worked fulltime as a high school custodian while attending college and law school, then worked with attorneys in West Covina and Riverside before his 1982 admission to the State Bar.

He operated a solo criminal defense practice in West Covina before the Citrus judges chose him as a commissioner of the court.


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