Governor Brown Appoints Chief Deputy Christopher Dybwad as Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced the appointment of Christopher Dybwad, the Chief Deputy with the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California, as a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge.
Christopher W. Dybwad, 43, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Dybwad has been chief deputy federal public defender in the Federal Public Defender’s Office, Central District of California since 2014, where he has served in several positions since 2005, including supervising deputy federal public defender and deputy federal public defender. He was an associate at Debevoise and Plimpton from 2004 to 2005 and 2001 to 2003 and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard A. Paez at the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit from 2003 to 2004. Dybwad earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College. He fills the vacancy created by the death of Judge Ross M. Klein. Dybwad is a Democrat.
Read the official announcement from the California Governor’s office here.
Judge Dybwad joins an impressive list of former FPD-CDCA alumni who have become judges, including:
|Maria E. Stratton||Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge|
|Dennis J. Landin||Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge|
|Jesus G. Bernal||United States District Judge|
|Paul L. Abrams||United States District Judge|
|Stephen J. Hillman||United States Magistrate Judge|
|K. Kiya Kato||United States Magistrate Judge|
|Alicia Y. Blanco||Los Angeles County Commissioner|
|Michael D. Abzug||Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge|
|James R. Dunn||Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge|
|Michael Garcia||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.|
|Anne Hwang||Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge|
|Pedro Castillo||United States Magistrate Judge|