Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, December 21, 2020


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Judges Brown, Meyers End Judicial Careers


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Two Los Angeles Superior Court judges whose terms expire Jan. 3 and opted not to seek reelection—Kevin L. Brown and Patrick T. Meyers—are using up available vacation time, it has been learned.

Brown’s last day on the job was Dec. 7 and Meyers hung up his robe on Nov. 30.

“I am already doing what I had planned” to do in retirement, Brown said, elaborating:

“I follow a daily schedule: up at 5:20 and before lunch I read the news websites for an hour, exercise for half an hour, pray and study Scripture for two hours, and study Hebrew for 45 minutes. After lunch, I take an hour walk with my granddaughter and practice the bass guitar.

“I have very much enjoyed it so far.”

He noted:

“Once Covid goes away, my wife and I hope to travel often to Israel.”

Brown’s judicial appointment came in 1998 when then-Gov. Pete Wilson placed him on the Los Angeles Municipal Court. He succeeded to the Superior Court in 2000 as the result of trial court unification.

From 1991-98, Brown was a Los Angeles deputy district attorney. His law degree is from UCLA.

“I enjoyed every location and every assignment on the bench,” Brown reflected.

“My fondest memories are when I could see I helped someone turn their life around. It happened much more often in Juvenile, which was my last and happiest assignment.”

He added:

“I spent 22 years in a dream job. All I had to do was do the right thing, with no boss or anyone else to please.”

Meyers was appointed to the Superior Court in 1995 by Wilson. He was previously a principal deputy in the Office of Los Angeles County Counsel.

His law degree is from the University of Texas at Austin.

Meyers has said might visit friends in New Zealand after leaving the bench.

Brown’s post was won in the March 3 primary by Deputy District Attorney Sherry L. Powell and Meyers’s office was captured in the Nov. 3 runoff by Deputy District Attorney David A. Berger.


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