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Three Are Named to Los Angeles Superior Court


By a MetNews Staff Writer





Los Angeles Superior Court appointees


Three persons—a private practitioner, a criminal defense lawyer and a prosecutor—were appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday.

Statewide, 10 Superior Court appointments were made by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The Los Angeles appointees, all Democrats, are:

•Andrew Esbenshade, a partner in Morrison & Foerster since 2023. His law degree is from the University of California at Berkeley.

•Brock Hammond, a Los Angeles deputy alternate public defender since 2005. He graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Law.

•Philip Marshall, a deputy-in-charge at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office since 2019 and a prosecutor in that office since 1999. Whittier Law School conferred a degree on him.

Esbenshade replaces Judge Steven Kleifield, Hammond succeeds Judge Dennis Landin, and Marshall fills the seat previously occupied by Judge Norman Shapiro. All three vacancies were created by retirements.


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