Judge Dalila Corral Lyons

Dalila Corral Lyons photoHon. Dalila Corral Lyons
Judge, Superior Court of Los Angeles County

Current Term: Sept. 15, 2019 – Sept 14, 2022
Membership: Voting Member, reappointed by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye
Internal Committees: Rules Committee, Vice-chair; Executive and Planning Committee
Council Liaison to: Inyo, Mono, Monterey and Yolo Counties

Judge Dalila Corral Lyons was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2005. She is currently the Assistant Supervising Judge of Civil Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court. She is assigned to a civil general jurisdiction department and was previously assigned to a felony trial department. While pursuing her B.S. in Public Administration from USC, Judge Corral Lyons interned at the White House Office of Hispanic Affairs. She went on to earn her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She also studied the Mexican legal system in Mexico City.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Corral Lyons was the Chief Legal Advisor for the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department and before that, practiced government law with the Los Angeles Office of the County Counsel and business and entertainment litigation with private law firms. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award from the National Center for Women and Policing. The Latina Lawyers Bar Association recognized her as a “Mujer Who Leads” and the Mexican-American Bar Association awarded her with the “Judicial Excellence Award.” USC honored her with the Alumni Merit Award. Judge Corral Lyons teaches for B.E. Witkin Judicial College of California and the Los Angeles Superior Court Judicial Educational Seminars. She is the Chair of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s new judges’ orientation program.