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Tuesday, July 31, 2018


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Judges Miller, Loomis Slate Retirements


By a MetNews Staff Writer



Superior Court Judge


Superior Court Judge


Los Angeles Superior Court Judges Rita “Sunny” Miller and Lloyd C.  Loomis have slated retirements.

Miller, 66, is set to leave the court on Sept. 11 and Loomis, 71, departs tomorrow.

Loomis’s tenure as a judge has been relatively brief. He was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2013, at age 66, following service as a court commissioner since 2009.

Miller was appointed by Brown in 2000, following 21 years as an attorney at Munger, Tolles & Olson, handling a broad range of cases. While at that firm, she also was, for 15 years, a hearing examiner for the Los Angeles Police Commission.

She was one of the attorneys who acted as special counsel for the county in supervising compliance by the Sheriff’s Department with reforms growing out of an independent review of the department by retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Kolts, since deceased.

Miller graduated first in her class in 1979 from Loyola Law School.

In 2012, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles named her judge of the year.

She is an author of the California Judges Benchbook Series and is associate editor of Gavel to Gavel, a magazine published by the judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Miller in 2004 became a founding member of the Loyola Law School Civil Justice Program. She is a long-time member of the Cowboy Lawyers Association, serving on its board of directors and as editor of its newsletter.

Loomis was a partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith from 2006-09, previously working at Sonnerschein Nath and Rosenthall and serving as senior corporate labor counsel at Arco. His law degree is from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and he is an inactive member of the State Bar of Missouri.

He and his wife reside in Ventura County.


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