Judge Michelle Williams Court

Hon. Michelle Williams Court
Judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County

Current Term: 9/15/23 - 9/14/26
Membership: Voting member appointed by Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero
Internal Committees: Rules Committee, Vice-Chair; Technology Committee

Judge Michelle Williams Court serves on the Superior Court of Los Angeles County as the supervising judge of the civil division. She was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in December 2011 and was reelected in 2020 for a term that expires in January 2027.

Prior to joining the bench, Judge Court was vice-president and general counsel at Bet Tzedek Legal Services for nine years. Other previous roles included senior associate attorney at Milberg LLP, community builder fellow and civil rights specialist of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and litigation associate at Litt and Marquez. Judge Court received her undergraduate degree from Pomona College and her juris doctor degree from Loyola Law School.

Judge Court currently serves on the Judicial Council’s Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee. She also serves as the chair of the court’s Technology Committee where she builds efficiencies in the day-to-day functioning of the court while also facilitating greater access to justice for litigants and other court users, and she’s a member of the American Law Institute. In addition, she has served on the court’s Executive Committee and several other court committees responsible for governance, access, and process, including two terms on the court’s Commissioner Selection Committee. Judge Court has also served on the Local Rules Committee, Civil Bench-Bar Committee, Media Committee, Diversity Committee, and Community Outreach Committee.