Governor Newsom Appoints Patricia A. Young as Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge

Posted by on November 29, 2021 in Press & Internal News

Supervising Attorney Patricia A. Young

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of Patricia A. Young, a supervising attorney with the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California, as Los Angeles County Superior Court judge.

Patricia A. Young, 42, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to serve as a Judge in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Young has been a Supervising Deputy Federal Public Defender at the Office of the Federal Public Defender, Central District of California since 2014, where she has served as a Deputy Federal Public Defender since 2009. Young was an Associate at Latham & Watkins LLP from 2005 to 2009. She served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Keith P. Ellison at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas from 2004 to 2005. Young earned a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Ramona G. See. Young is a Democrat.

Read the official announcement from the California Governor’s office here.

Judge Young join an impressive list of former FPD-CDCA alumni who have become judges, including:

Rudolph Diaz Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Michael L. Stern Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Drew E. Edwards Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Teresa Sanchez-Gordin Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Maria E. Stratton Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Dennis J. Landin Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
John P. Martin Administrative Law Judge
Denise Meyer Administrative Law Judge
Olivia W. Karlin Administrative Law Judge
Jesus G. Bernal United States District Judge
Paul L. Abrams United States Magistrate Judge
Stephen J. Hillman United States Magistrate Judge
Brian Q. Robbins United States Magistrate Judge
Victor B. Kenton United States Magistrate Judge
Oswaldo Parada United States Magistrate Judge
K. Kiya Kato United States Magistrate Judge
Alicia Y. Blanco Los Angeles County Commissioner
Steve Cochran Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Michael D. Abzug Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Georgina Rizk Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
James R. Dunn Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Michael Garcia Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Kerry Bensinger Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Yolanda Orozco Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Elizabeth Macias Orange County Superior Court Judge
Firdaus Dordi Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Ashfaq (Ron) Chowdhury Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Stephanie Thornton-Harris San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge
Christopher Dybwad Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Emily Garcia Uhrig Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Mary E. Kelly Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Anne Hwang Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Pedro Castillo United States Magistrate Judge
Alicia Y. Blanco Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Ronald O. Kaye Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Margo Rocconi United States Magistrate Judge
Patricia A. Young Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
Gia Kim Los Angeles Superior Court Judge